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Morrison & Foerster LLP

Capital Markets: International

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What the team is known for

Well known for advising a range of businesses and financial institutions, including issuers, sponsors and initial purchasers. Continues to be sought out for its leading credentials in J-REIT IPOs, as well as its experience in traditional ECM and DCM matters. Key areas of focus also include acting on transactions involving government entities. Offers cross-border expertise by working in close conjunction with offices in its global network. Holds additional expertise in the burgeoning blockchain and cryptocurrencies areas, acting for service providers and issuers. Increasingly active on restructurings through tender offerings as well as SEC-registered debt offerings.

Strengths

A client confirms the firm's "great experience in global REIT offerings."

Another source appreciates the team's ability to "provide not only good legal advice, but a commercial view as well."

Work highlights

Represented the underwriters in Mitsui Fudosan Logistics Park's JPY29 billion global offering of new investment units.

Notable practitioners

Kenji Hosokawa remains a popular choice of counsel for global REIT transactions and is noted for "his flexibility in representing both issuers and underwriters." A client values his "clear and straightforward advice, as well as the fact he makes you feel very comfortable during negotiations."

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Overview

The capital markets team in Morrison & Foerster’s Tokyo office advises issuers and underwriters in a wide range of debt and equity offerings in Japan and elsewhere in the world, including numerous bond offerings on a Rule 144A basis. The team has a deep understanding of Japanese business customs and practices, and benefits from a core team of lawyers who are bilingual and committed to practicing in the Tokyo market. Our capital markets experience spans the continuum, and includes private placements, IPOs, equity offerings, debt offerings, Rule 144A offerings, global offerings, innovative financial products, derivatives, and structured products.

Capital Markets: International Department

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Shin-Marunouchi Building, 29th Floor

5-1, Marunouchi 1-chome

Chiyoda-ku

Tokyo

Tokyo-to

Japan

100-6529

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Kenji Hosokawa
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