Managing Partners: Norifusa Hashimoto, Kota Kikuchi, Eiichi Nagai, Aya Kurahashi
Number of partners: 4
Number of lawyers: 6
Languages: English, Japanese
Kaynex Law Offices is a boutique firm based in Tokyo established in 2016 by a team of lawyers who have extensive experience practicing at leading international law firms. The unique combination of global standards and local expertise permits the firm to work across diverse cross-border and domestic matters and provide swift, commercially practical and flexible legal services that are specifically tailored to each client’s individual needs. The firm has the ability to provide high-quality and solution-oriented legal advice and services seamlessly in English and Japanese.
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance
Projects & Energy
Banking & Finance:
The firm’s finance practice team has extensive experience on a broad range of finance transactions, including structured finance, securitisation, capital markets, banking and real estate finance. Their experience includes a number of highly complex, cutting-edge and significant transactions representing both international and Japan domestic financial institutions. The firm also has extensive experience providing regulatory advice and expanded the practice by adding a former staff of Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) and Securities Exchange Surveillance Commission (SESC).
The firm’s capital markets practice team is led by highly experience lawyers who have been on the front lines of many transactions. The firm is regularly involved in complex structured finance and securitisation deals, including EETC related transactions and securities lending transactions. The firm’s capital markets practice team has advised on a number of market debut transactions.
Not to be outdone by large law firms, the firm’s real estate practice covers a broad range of real estate business, including real estate investment (TK-GK structure, TMK structure and J-REIT structure), real estate lending, real estate securitization, real estate development and construction, hospitality and leisure projects, regulatory advice for invest management firms, and real estate related disputes. The firm’s ability to provide onestop legal services makes the firm regularly retained by major real estate funds, investment management firms and financial institutions for their real estate transactions and projects involving various types of properties, including office, residential, retail, logistics and hospitality facilities.
Projects & Energy:
The firm’s project and energy practice team has extensive experience with renewable energy projects, including representing international and Japan domestic investors in their acquisition and development of solar and biomass projects, representing financial institutions in their financing of solar projects, and providing regulatory advice to developers and EPC contractors. The firm has indepth understanding of renewable energy projects and has the history of closely advising clients from their market entry and throughout the life of their projects. The firm also brings expertise in real estate and corporate to provide legal advice on complex restructuring of portfolios comprising of multiple projects.
The firm offers supports in strategic transactions and relationships in various sectors ranging from small local transactions to large cross-border transactions. The firm also provides regular legal advice to corporate clients, including local operations of prominent international companies, in response to their day-to-day needs.
Other Practice Areas:
Investment Funds, Employment, Dispute Resolutions.