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Banking & Finance: International

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What the team is known for

Notable sponsor-side practice heavily involved in corporate and acquisition finance. Advises financial institutions on LBOs, senior and mezzanine loans, and refinancing transactions. Works closely with colleagues in China on cross-border deals. Known for its longstanding client relationship with Bain Capital and affiliated companies. An active focus of the practice is leveraged finance.

Strengths

The practice enjoys a high reputation for its representation of borrowers and sponsored borrowers, its lawyers being characterised as "the real players" in this sphere.

The team is also said to have "good lawyers to work with" on M&A transactions.

Work highlights

Represented Bain Capital in its LBO acquisition of Works Applications' HR business.

Notable practitioners

Ben Morris is a rising figure in the market. He is establishing a solid acquisition and corporate finance practice, and interviewees note that he "supports very ably on the financing side."

Tsuyoshi Imai focuses on private equity-related work, but also has the capacity to handle corporate finance transactions. He is considered by interviewees as "very uniquely skilful on the M&A side" and as someone who offers "very solid guidance."

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Overview

Representing commercial banks, bank holding companies, thrifts and other financial services firms globally, Ropes & Gray banking attorneys navigate clients through the complex array of unique regulatory and other legal requirements impacting their industry.

To learn more about our banking practice, please visit: https://www.ropesgray.com/practices/banking.aspx

Ropes & Gray’s finance team provides 21st-century technology and capabilities with personal client service. Our value enhancing services have earned us recognition as top-tier advisors in large cap and middle market financings.

To learn more about our finance practice, please visit: https://www.ropesgray.com/practices/finance.aspx

Banking & Finance: International Department

Ropes & Gray LLP

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JP Tower 30F 2-7-2, Marunouchi

Chiyoda-ku

Tokyo

Tokyo-to

Japan

100-7030

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Banking & Finance: International


Ben Morris
Up and Coming
Tsuyoshi Imai
Band 2