Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

Capital Markets: International Department

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What the team is known for Respected team sought after for its experience advising on equity and debt offerings by Japanese corporations, financial institutions and sovereign entities. Has a notable market share of recent global IPOs of Japanese origin. Also extremely capable on REIT offerings. In addition, clients benefit from the firm's knowledge and experience of both public and private cross-border M&A transactions.

Strengths An impressed source offers praise for the team's "client communication, professional judgement and good sense of business perspective," adding: "They provide us with thoughtful comments based on their knowledge from other capital market deals."

Another client explains the team's strengths as "their track record for capital market deals, and the good reputation and bilingual capabilities of core senior members."

Work highlights Represented freee K.K. on its initial public offering on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Notable practitioners

Rising in the rankings, counsel
Ken Kiyota
is recognised for his contributions to the capital markets arena, frequently assisting both issuers and underwriters. Market sources emphasises that he is "a hard-working and technically solid lawyer" with "perfect bilingual capabilities."

Kenji Taneda
enjoys a strong reputation as the head of the team's capital markets practice, advising on a range of high-profile debt, equity and REITs deals. An interviewee is impressed by his "negotiation skills, bilingual capabilities and strong deal leadership."