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Asia-Pacific Japan Banking & Finance: Domestic

A broad-based definition of banking transactions, which include both borrower and lender clients. The following topics are included: acting for either the lender or the borrower on general bank lending, syndicated lending, asset finance and leveraged finance.

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Band 1
  1. Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
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    Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
    Banking & Finance: Domestic
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 1 | 8 Years Ranked
    Anderson Mori & Tomotsune offers a highly sought-after team offering expert advice on high-value financings. Broad expertise covers project and debt financing in a range of sectors, including energy and real estate. Trusted for its expertise in regulatory issues and for its experience working on significant cross-border matters.
  2. Clifford Chance
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    Clifford Chance
    Banking & Finance: Domestic
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 1 | 7 Years Ranked
    Clifford Chance offers unparalleled knowledge in advising major banks, private equity sponsors and corporates on a wide range of financings. Work covers negotiating revolving credit facilities, refinancing and acquisition financing, as well as offering services on syndicated and corporate loans. Offers notable strength in asset finance, and shows particular expertise in aircraft financings. Also called upon regularly by major institutions to advise on a range of regulatory issues. Leverages the support of colleagues in Hong Kong, New York and Singapore to advise on cross-border mandates.
  3. Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
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    Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
    Banking & Finance: Domestic
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 1 | 8 Years Ranked
    Mori Hamada & Matsumoto boasts a premier team known for regularly assisting renowned financial institutions and corporations with a variety of financing transactions, including LBOs, corporate and syndicated loans. Demonstrates expertise in equity and diverse sector experience, includes financing in the power and real estate industries. Well versed in advising on financial regulatory matters. Active on high-end project financing mandates and turnaround finance, and has experience representing financial consortiums. Its key clients include The Japanese Bankers Association, Japan Syndication and Loan-trading Association and MUFG Bank.
  4. Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
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    Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
    Banking & Finance: Domestic
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 1 | 8 Years Ranked
    Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu offers a successful practice advising on structured and real estate financing, with particular strength in banking regulatory matters. Experienced at advising on high-value acquisition finance deals. Additionally able to advise on high-value asset finance transactions. Counsel of choice for major domestic lenders and investors and international financial institutions. Key clients include MUFG Bank, Lone Star Funds, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.
  5. Nishimura & Asahi
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    Nishimura & Asahi
    Banking & Finance: Domestic
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 1 | 8 Years Ranked
    Highly reputed team advising on a variety of transactions, including hybrid financings. Nishimura & Asahi excels in asset financing and is experienced acting for major domestic and global financial institutions on complex regulatory issues. Areas of recent activity include LBO financings. Notable for its work advising both the lender and borrower sides in acquisition finance transactions. Can handle acquisitions across a range of industries such as real estate, manufacturing and the medical sphere. Key clients include Showa Denko, NAVER and Integral.
  6. White & Case LLP - White & Case Law Offices (Registered Association)
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    White & Case LLP - White & Case Law Offices (Registered Association)
    Banking & Finance: Domestic
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 1 | 4 Years Ranked
    White & Case boasts a well-respected asset finance practice, most notably representing major clients on significant aircraft finance transactions. Additionally represents clients on regulatory and structured finance matters and possesses experience in export credit financing. Growing bench of finance practitioners with expertise in complex acquisition finance and refinancings. Key clients include Mizuho Bank, MUFG Bank and Nomura Capital Investment.
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Band 2
  1. Atsumi & Sakai
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    Atsumi & Sakai
    Banking & Finance: Domestic
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    Atsumi & Sakai has an excellent reputation for assisting domestic banks and financial institutions with complex syndicated loan transactions. Offers further strength on the borrower side and has prowess in shipping finance and in providing advice on security documents. Also possesses experience in cross-border compliance issues and has been active advising start-ups and financial institutions on fintech-related matters. Key clients include Anchor Ship Partners, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
  2. Morrison Foerster
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    Morrison Foerster
    Banking & Finance: Domestic
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2 | 7 Years Ranked
    Morrison & Foerster is frequently mandated by Japanese banks on cross-border transactions, including on acquisition finance. Also demonstrates notable strength in banking regulatory work. Advises a stable of big-ticket banks and institutions on domestic matters with its sizeable bengoshi team. Often acts on transactions in the technology, life sciences and energy sectors. Also able to advise clients in the fintech space on issues involving blockchain technology. Key clients include CLS Bank International and Financial Services Agency of Japan.
  3. Baker McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)
    Banking & Finance: Domestic
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
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    City-Yuwa Partners
    Banking & Finance: Domestic
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    Another client says: "The firm has provided us with the most supportive legal advice so our bank can effectively execute our decisions, including on commercial business aspects that go beyond general legal interpretation and advice. The firm has excellent and efficient communication skills and is able to directly negotiate with the debtor and its legal counsel in both Japanese and English."
  2. TMI Associates
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    TMI Associates
    Banking & Finance: Domestic
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    TMI Associates is noted for its heavy involvement in real estate, project and asset finance. Demonstrates expertise in hybrid financing and the creation of funds in relation to a range of property acquisitions, including residential, retail and hotels. Key clients include Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Aozora Bank and Resona Bank.