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Shearman & Sterling LLP

Capital Markets: International

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What the team is known for

Valued for its knowledge of US securities regulations. Skilled at assisting with SEC registration and deregistration, as well as filings related to business combinations. The team is especially well known for its work on compliance and disclosure matters, including F-4 filings and investor relations issues. Also advises issuers and selling shareholders on debt and equity offerings, with experience advising Japanese businesses on listing in the US. Notable clients include multinational manufacturers and financial institutions.

Strengths

"The firm has lengthy experience working with Japanese companies and understands the mindset of Japanese clients very well," reports one client, adding: "Their lawyers have deep knowledge of the legal, business and cultural issues that are fundamental to Japanese business structures."

Work highlights

Advised Mizuho Bank as a selling shareholder on the global offering of Recruit's common shares.

Notable practitioners

Masahisa Ikeda has considerable experience representing Japanese corporations in a broad range of corporate matters, including capital markets deals and other securities law matters. He wins praise from sources for his "practical and reasonable advice" and "vast knowledge of M&A and capital market transactions."

Toshiro Mochizuki focuses on assisting Japanese corporations with global offerings and complex US securities law matters, including SEC registrations. A client describes him as "diligent, hands-on and very knowledgeable about US securities issues."

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Overview

Shearman & Sterling's attorneys have represented clients in some of their most sophisticated and innovative capital-raising transactions for over 100 years. The lawyers advise clients on all types of securities transactions, regulatory compliance, and corporate governance issues, including: public and private securities offerings; structured products and hybrid securities.

Capital Markets: International Department

Shearman & Sterling LLP

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Fukoku Seimei Building, 5th Floor

2-2-2 Uchisaiwaicho

Chiyoda-ku

Tokyo

Tokyo-to

Japan

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Capital Markets: International: US Law


Masahisa Ikeda
Band 3
Toshiro Mochizuki
Band 4