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David Azcue is Counsel at Simpson Thacher's Tokyo office, and co-head of the Firm's Private Funds Practice in Japan. He joined the Firm in 2006 and has spent 12 years in the Firm’s Tokyo office and 2 years in the Firm’s Beijing office. David’s practice focuses on advising fund sponsors in connection with all aspects of fundraising across a broad range of strategies, with a focus on structuring and marketing of Asia-focused buyout funds, particularly in Japan. He also advises sponsors on structuring, financing, operations, and other related matters. He represented many of the leading sponsors and asset managers in Japan.

Professional Memberships

- New York State Bar Association

- Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association

Publications

- Chambers and Partners Global Practice Guide: Alternative Funds 2020 (Japan) – Trends and Developments

- Chambers and Partners Global Practice Guide: Alternative Funds 2020 (Japan) – Law and Practice (co-author with Keiko Shimizu and Koichiro Yoshimura)

- Global Legal Insights, Fund Finance 2017 – Japan chapter (co-author with Makiko Harunari and Adam Furber)

Personal

BA, University of Pennsylvania; JD, University of Michigan Law School. Fluent in Japanese and proficient in Mandarin Chinese.

Contributions

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Alternative Funds 2020 Trends and Developments in Japan

David Azcue

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Alternative Funds 2020 Law and Practice in Japan

Keiko Shimizu, Koichiro Yoshimura, David Azcue

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