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Provided by Takahiro Saito

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Practice focuses mainly on capital markets and M&A transactions. Regularly advises issuers/underwriters on global securities offerings by Japanese issuers. Transactions include: global equity offerings by Mercari, Renesas, Macromill, Idemitsu, JR Kyushu, Recruit, Rakuten, SUMCO, Skylark, Seibu Holdings, Hulic, Dexerials, Elpida, Mitsui Fudosan, Daiwa House, ANA and Mizuho Financial Group; senior and subordinated debt offerings by various Japanese issuers; and Mizuho Financial Group's NYSE listing. Also advises various M&A clients, including ANA’s acquisition of PanAm Holdings.

Career

Joined firm 1998; Partner since 2008.

Personal

The University of Tokyo Faculty of Law (LLB, 1991); Stanford Law School (JD, 1998).

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Capital Markets: International: US Law - Japan
1
Band 1

Takahiro Saito is a highly reputed practitioner with a strong focus on large offerings including IPOs, regularly representing leading Japanese underwriters. One impressed client appreciates that "he has abundant experience in Japanese capital markets. We rely on him not only for his consultation on the Japanese market but also for advice on a wide range of schemes such as listings in the US and SPAC listings."

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