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Masanori Sato

Tokyo, Japan Asia-Pacific Guide 2022 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Banking & Finance: DomesticCapital Markets: Domestic: Securitisation & Derivatives
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Banking & Finance: Domestic - Japan

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Masanori Sato heads the Mori Hamada & Matsumoto banking and finance practice group and is widely recognised in the market for his structured finance practice. One impressed client comments on his "huge track record in construction financing" and "good fund knowledge," while another opines: "He provides creative legal services, always considering the development of the business."
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Capital Markets: Domestic: Securitisation & Derivatives - Japan

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Masanori Sato is sought after by industry sources for his knowledge of transaction structuring and documentation. His work includes advice on derivatives transactions, regulatory issues and securitisation deals, including margin loans and receivables. Market commentators describe him as "a top lawyer," while another adds: "He is a legendary figure in the securitisation field."
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Practice Areas

Partner. Main areas of work are structured finance, project finance, PPP, REIT and general corporate law practice. Acts for a number of banks, securities companies, insurance companies and other financial institutions.

Career

Qualified in Japan (1990) and in New York (1994). Joined Mori Sogo in 1990, becoming Partner in 1997. Seconded to Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, New York (1993-94) and Linklaters & Paines, London (1994-95). Member of the Financial Law Board of Japan from 1998. Board Member of Japan Association of the Law of Finance from 2015. Member of the Japan Branch Council of the International Project Finance Association from 2017. Professor at The University of Tokyo, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics from 2019.

Professional Memberships

Daini Tokyo Bar Association. New York State Bar Association.

Publications

"The Public-Private Partnership Law Review, Edition 3 - Chapter12 Japan" (Law Business Research, 2017, co-author); "Infrastructure Investments by the Private Sector" (Nikkei BP, 2019, co-author); "Issues Regarding Changes in Reference Rates for Interest Rate Swap Transactions" (SHOJIHOMU, 2021, co-author).

Personal

Born November 1965. Graduated from the University of Tokyo (LLB, 1988) and University of Chicago Law School (LLM, 1993). Fluent in English. Lives in Tokyo.

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