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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Capital Markets

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What the team is known for

Exceptional team with an illustrious reputation for handling US-focused equity and debt transactions, including senior bond offerings and IPOs. Regularly acts for Japanese businesses on overseas offerings. Frequently represents underwriters, including some of the largest Japanese banks, and advises on TLAC-related issuances. Possesses a strong bench of multilingual lawyers with significant experience in the market.

Notable practitioners

Alan Cannon is an esteemed figure in the market, highly respected for his knowledge of high-profile equity and debt placements, including IPOs, REIT offerings, and Rule 144A and SEC-registered transactions. "He is an extremely talented technician and a great analytical mind," according to one interviewee, who adds: "He never says never – he will always find a way to get something done."

The eminent Takahiro Saito draws praise from clients for his "vast knowledge" and "track record of successful offerings." He is regularly instructed by domestic issuers to handle large offerings, particularly IPOs, and also represents large Japanese commercial banks.

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Capital Markets

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Location

Ark Hills Sengokuyama Mori Tower,

41st Floor

9-10, Roppongi 1-Chome

Minato-Ku

Tokyo

Tokyo-to

Japan

106-0032

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Capital Markets: International: US Law


Alan Cannon
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Takahiro Saito
Band 1