Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Motohiro Yanagawa

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Practice Areas

Specializing in Securitization, Structured Finance, Corporate Finance and Trust practice, as well as Banking and Securities Regulations.

Practice area also covers Real Estate Investment/Real Estate Securitization, Real Estate Transactions, J-REITs, Asset Management/Fund, Project Finance, Acquisition Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Regulations/Financial Compliance, Restructuring/Insolvency, General Corporate, Asia, Philippines, North America and Latin America.


Joined Tsunematsu Yanase & Sekine (currently Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu) in 1998. Seconded to Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP (currently Sidley Austin LLP), New York in 2002-2003; Development Bank of Japan Inc. in 2005-2006.

Became Partner at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu in 2008.

Professional Memberships

Tokyo Bar Association, Japan;

New York State Bar Association (2003-present).


・Getting the Deal Through - Structured Finance & Securitisation Japan (2015-2020)

・The Legal 500: 1st Edition Securitisation Country Comparative Guide – Japan (2020)

・Chambers Global Practice Guides Securitisation Japan - Trends & Developments (2019-2020)

・Chambers Global Practice Guides Structured Finance & Derivatives 2019 Japan - Law & Practice

・The Asialaw Japan - A New Law on Business Trust (2007)

・The IFLR Guide to Japan - Spotlight on business trusts (2007)


Waseda University (LLB, 1996);

Columbia Law School (LLM, 2002).