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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Capital Markets: International

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What the team is known for

Good reputation for advising marquee client on major international debt, equity and hybrid product offerings in accordance with Rule 144A legislation. Skilled at taking on regulatory issues, including waivers and relief actions. Further areas of expertise include advising on TLAC-compliant bond issuances. Experienced in dealing with regulators such as the SEC and other government agencies. Also capable of assisting with REIT offerings.

Strengths

"Their strength is their knowledge of disclosure and regulatory issues," an interviewee explains.

Work highlights

Acted for Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group in a USD5.5 billion offering of  TLAC-qualifying notes.

Notable practitioners

Practice group leader Tong Yu offers a wide-ranging capital markets practice, frequently representing Japanese issuers on global debt and equity offerings. A client is impressed with his services, noting: "Tong is a good person to help us navigate regulatory issues, and has been very helpful on issues arising out of transactions."

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Overview

With more than 30 years of experience on the ground in Tokyo, we are a leader among U.S. law firms representing Japanese corporations and other Japanese institutions in cross-border transactions and in representing U.S. and other non-Japanese clients in connection with their activities in Japan. Our bilingual, bicultural Tokyo-based team is widely recognized for the excellence of its cross-border M&A practice in Japan and its work advising Japanese companies issuing securities in the U.S. and other global markets. We also have deep expertise in investment fund formations and cross-border restructurings. We have been involved in a number of landmark corporate matters, including the largest-ever acquisition of a Japanese company by a non-Japanese firm; the first tender offer in Japan for a JREIT; one of the largest mergers in Japanese history forming one of the biggest global financial institutions; and the first “PIPE” (private investment in public equity) transaction in Japan by a private equity investor.

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Capital Markets: International Department

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Fukoku Seimei Building, 2nd Floor

2-2 Uchisaiwaicho 2-chome

Chiyoda-ku

Tokyo

Tokyo-to

Japan

100-0011

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