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Global Japan Capital Markets: International: US Law

This sections focuses mainly on transactional work involving capital markets instruments such as Debt & Equity securities; Derivatives; Securitisation; Structured finance (CDOs, repackagings, other synthetic products). Lawyers may represent either issuers (both sovereign and corporate) and/or underwriters, as well as placement agents and broker dealers in public and private placements.

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Band 1
  1. Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
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    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
    Capital Markets: International: US Law
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 12 Years Ranked
    Davis Polk & Wardwell has an exceptional reputation based on a strong track record of advising on high-profile debt and equity offerings. Known for advising Japanese clients on the US law aspects of various products, including MTN programmes, IPOs and secondary share offerings. Proficient in Regulation S, Rule 144A and SEC-registered deals. A diverse client base consists of mega-banks as well as leading trading houses and local government entities. Also acts for multinational conglomerate holding companies on their global offerings. Additional ability in takedown offerings. Its key clients include PLAID, Development Bank of Japan and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group.
  2. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
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    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
    Capital Markets: International: US Law
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 12 Years Ranked
    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has an exceptional team with an illustrious reputation for handling US-focused equity and debt transactions, including senior bond offerings and IPOs. Regularly acts for Japanese businesses on overseas offerings. Frequently represents underwriters, including some of the largest Japanese banks, and advises on TLAC-related issuances. Possesses a strong bench of multilingual lawyers with significant experience in the market. Its key clients include Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc, Nissin Foods Holdings, and Roland Corporation.
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Band 2
  1. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates | Skadden Arps Law Office
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    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates | Skadden Arps Law Office
    Capital Markets: International: US Law
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 4 Years Ranked
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has a respected team sought after for its experience advising on equity and debt offerings by Japanese corporations, financial institutions and sovereign entities. The firm has a notable market share of recent global IPOs of Japanese origin. Also extremely capable on REIT offerings. In addition, clients benefit from the firm's knowledge and experience of both public and private cross-border M&A transactions. Its key clients include Citigroup Global Markets, Daiwa Capital Markets Europe and Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc.
  2. Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
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    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
    Capital Markets: International: US Law
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 12 Years Ranked
    Sullivan & Cromwell is a respected firm with extensive expertise in both SEC-registered and Rule 144A transactions. Strong market position on equity offerings, including IPOs and secondary stock offerings. Also excels in acting for REITs in global offerings. Additionally handles a range of other deal types, including debt offerings, block trades and privatisations. Draws on a longstanding presence in the Tokyo market and strong relationships with key issuers and underwriters. Its key clients include SoftBank, Takeda Pharmaceutical, and Nomura Holdings.
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Band 3
  1. Morrison Foerster
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    Morrison Foerster
    Capital Markets: International: US Law
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 12 Years Ranked
    Morrison & Foerster continues to be sought out for its sophisticated expertise in J-REIT IPOs. Well known for advising a range of businesses and financial institutions, including issuers, sponsors and initial purchasers, on global debt and equity offerings. Often engaged by major domestic corporations to assist with multi-jurisdictional transactions, and also provides advice on regulatory aspects. Holds additional expertise in hybrid securities, assisting both issuers and underwriters with offerings by various Japanese companies. Also recognised for expertise in the burgeoning blockchain and cryptocurrency areas, acting for service providers and issuers. Increasingly active on restructurings through tender offerings as well as SEC-registered debt offerings. Its key clients include SMBC Nikko Securities, SoftBank Group and Barclays Bank.
  2. Shearman & Sterling
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    Shearman & Sterling
    Capital Markets: International: US Law
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 12 Years Ranked
    Shearman & Sterling is valued for its knowledge of US securities regulations. Skilled at assisting with SEC registration and deregistration, as well as filings related to business combinations. The team is especially well known for its work on compliance and disclosure matters, including F-4 filings and investor relations issues. Also advises issuers and selling shareholders on debt and equity offerings, with experience advising Japanese businesses on listing in the US. Notable clients include multinational manufacturers and financial institutions. Its key clients include Toyota Motor Corporation, Advantest Corporation, and Ant Capital Partners.
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Band 4
  1. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
    Capital Markets: International: US Law
    Global 2022 | Band 4 | 12 Years Ranked
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison has a good reputation for advising marquee clients on major international debt, equity and hybrid product offerings in accordance with Rule 144A legislation. Skilled at taking on regulatory issues, including waivers and relief actions. Further areas of expertise include advising on TLAC-compliant bond issuances. Experienced in dealing with regulators such as the SEC and other government agencies. Also capable of assisting with REIT offerings.