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Chris is a member of Davis Polk’s Corporate practice. Chris advises major Japanese and international companies and financial institutions on a broad range of global capital markets transactions, including IPOs and follow-on equity offerings, benchmark offerings of various debt securities, and the establishment and maintenance of SEC-registered shelf and MTN programmes. Specifically, he has experience on securities offerings by Japan’s leading financial institutions, including SEC-registered and exempt offerings of senior and subordinated regulatory capital securities, covered bonds and green bonds.

Chris also advises Japanese companies in connection with U.S. public reporting obligations and corporate governance requirements and on strategic corporate transactions, including cross-border tender offers, share exchanges and other business combinations. Chris is proficient in Japanese.

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Capital Markets: International: US Law - Japan
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Band 3

Christopher Kodama is well practised in capital market deals, having acted for both issuers and underwriters on equity and debt issuances, including IPOs and hybrid offerings. Market sources describe him as an "extremely down-to-earth" lawyer and consider him a "rising star" in the market. A client emphasises: "He's trusted by bankers for his experience in both ECM and DCM."

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