Shunsuke Aoki

Shunsuke Aoki is our exclusively recommended Capital Markets Law expert in Japan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Shunsuke directly using the contact details listed above.

Shunsuke has been engaged in a broad range of matters including equity and debt offerings in both domestic and international capital markets, FinTech matters, financial regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions, capital and business alliances, and other general corporate matters.

Capitalising on his two-year stint with one of Japan’s leading securities houses, Shunsuke regularly advises on matters relating to offerings of traditional securities as well as financial instruments using innovative technologies such as blockchain, with recent particular focus on security token offerings.

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune has one of the premier capital markets practices in Japan, encompassing all aspects of global and domestic debt and equity offerings by Japanese issuers and offerings into the Japanese market by international issuers. We also provide consultation, advice, and continuous disclosure services in relation to capital markets.

Firm Overview:

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune is a full-service law firm formed by the winning combination of three leading law firms in Japan: Anderson Mori, one of the largest international firms in Japan which was best known for serving overseas companies doing business in Japan since the early 1950s; Tomotsune & Kimura, particularly well-known for its expertise in international finance transactions; and Bingham Sakai Mimura Aizawa, a premier international insolvency / restructuring and crisis-management firm.

Our combined firm provides an extraordinarily powerful value proposition. Housing all of these synergistic practices under one roof, and further increasing our resource scale, we have the capability to: serve a multinational client base, on in-bound, out-bound and domestic projects, by providing expert, timely and cost-efficient advice, across a full range of legal issues, and in the largest, most complex, cross-sector transactions.

We are proud of our long tradition of serving international business and legal communities and our reputation as one of the largest full-service law firms in Japan. Our combined expertise enables us to deliver comprehensive advice on virtually all legal issues that may arise from a corporate transaction, including those related to mergers and acquisitions, finance, capital markets and restructuring / insolvency, and litigation / arbitration. The majority of our lawyers are bi-lingual and experienced with communicating, drafting and negotiating across borders and around the globe. We welcome the opportunity to work closely with clients and channel our resources towards our goal of achieving more together.

We are headquartered in Tokyo with branch offices in Osaka and Nagoya. Outside Japan, we have offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok. We also have associated firms in Hong Kong, Jakarta and Singapore.

Masato Suzuki

Masato Suzuki is our exclusively recommended Banking & Finance expert in Japan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Masato directly using the contact details listed above.

Tokyo, Japan’s busy capital, mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples. The opulent Meiji Shinto Shrine is known for its towering gate and surrounding woods. The Imperial Palace sits amid large public gardens. The city’s many museums offer exhibits ranging from classical art to a reconstructed kabuki theatre.

Our law firm was established with the aim of providing high-quality legal services tailored to client needs through the flexible handling of professional lawyers.

In order to achieve such goal, our law firm, while taking advantage of our expertise, strives not to be arbitrary, but to provide the legal services required in a timely manner based on the needs of clients.

Lawyers who belong to our firm work together to achieve this by sharing the same philosophy.

Banking & Finance:

Our law firm provides a wide range of legal services in the financial matters, including the preparation of contracts, legal research of regulatory and legal risk-related matters, suggestions for legal mechanisms, and the preparation of written opinions, and has a wealth of expertise and experiences.

In addition, we always provide legal advice based on the latest information on financial regulations that change rapidly in accordance with the times.

Our law firm has a wealth of experience in complex financial transactions. Please see Structured Finance category.

Anne Hung

Anne Hung is our exclusively recommended Energy & Natural Resources Law expert in Japan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Anne directly using the contact details listed above.

Anne leads the Major Projects: Energy, Mining and Infrastructure Group of Baker McKenzie’s Tokyo office. She regularly advises well-known Japanese utilities, banks, mining, construction and trading companies in power, natural resources and other major project matters.

Energy & Natural resources Law governs how people can use the parts of the environment that have some economic or societal benefit. Generally, these benefits include air or wind, light, water, soil and plants, animals that occupy the land, and underground minerals or oil.

Anne was named Best Practitioner for Energy and Resources at the Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards 2013.

Prior to relocating to Japan in 1991, Anne Hung practiced in the Firm’s Sydney office from 1989.

Firm Overview:

The global business community is more interconnected than ever before. Opportunities and risks spill across different markets, sectors and areas of law, so a connected perspective is essential in delivering business objectives while mitigating risk.

Our integrated client solutions provide seamless advice, underpinned by deep practice and sector expertise, as well as first-rate local market knowledge.

Armed with Baker McKenzie insight and foresight, business leaders can feel confident in driving growth that is both sustainable – and inclusive.

Mitsuhiro Kamiya

Mitsuhiro Kamiya is our exclusively recommended Mergers & Acquisitions Law expert in Japan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Mitsuhiro directly using the contact details above.

Mitsuhiro is the leader of Skadden’s Tokyo office.

He represents Japanese and multinational clients in a broad range of corporate matters with special focus on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and joint venture transactions.

Mr. Kamiya’s practice covers all major aspects of corporate transactions, such as advice on complex legal structuring of acquisitions and major legal issues including corporate, intellectual property, antitrust and labour laws.

Mr. Kamiya was selected for inclusion by Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers Asia-Pacific and The Asia Pacific Legal 500.

Firm Overview:

Founded by Marshall Skadden, Les Arps and John Slate on April Fools’ Day in 1948, Skadden began as a scrappy upstart among a sea of established “white shoe” law firms in New York. Joe Flom was hired as the firm’s first associate later that year, and litigator Bill Meagher, the fifth partner to lend his name to the firm’s letterhead as it appears today, joined in 1959.

Our first two decades were marked by slow and steady growth of our client base as we set out to establish ourselves as the go-to firm for our clients’ most complex legal problems. Our willingness to handle proxy fights in the 1950s and early 1960s — matters deemed “ungentlemanly” by white shoe firms — positioned us to ultimately become the firm of choice for the hostile takeovers that dominated the M&A landscape beginning in the 1970s.

Recognising the value of providing full-service advice to clients, from day one we sought to develop a range of complementary practices, like litigation, tax and antitrust. Client needs led us to open offices in other cities beginning in 1973, and the volume of work we were handling fuelled exponential growth in the number of attorneys at the firm in the 1980s.

That growth included a significant expansion of the practices we offered to clients, including restructuring, finance, real estate, mass torts and securities litigation, as well as the opening of offices in Europe and Asia.

Takao Higuchi

Takao Higuchi is our exclusively recommended PPP Law expert in Japan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Takao directly using the contact details listed above.

Takao is a partner at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu.

Mr. Higuchi graduated with an LL.B. from the University of Tokyo in 1987 and with an LL.M. from Columbia Law School in 1995.

He was admitted to practice law in Japan in 1989. He worked at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP in New York and Linklaters & Paines in London as a visiting attorney.

He specialises in banking, energy, infrastructure and other projects and project finance.

Firm Overview:

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu was established in 2000 with the philosophy of addressing legal issues arising out of the increasingly complex global business community by combining the individual talents of our lawyers to offer legal services of the highest quality.

We have grown to meet the expanding demand for legal services in the corporate legal field.

In recent years, socio-economic conditions, the international situation, and other aspects of the corporate climate have been undergoing significant changes at an accelerated pace. As a result, the legal services required by both domestic and foreign businesses have become progressively more complex and sophisticated.

The number of large-scale transactions requiring cutting-edge legal expertise and broad experience across multiple practice areas, as well as those requiring global support across many regions is also increasing considerably.

Emerging global issues, such as the expansion of the digital space, environmental concerns, and human rights issues, coupled with a growing awareness of compliance are significantly influencing corporate decision-making.

Against this background, in order to meet the diverse needs of our clients, it is imperative that we form flexible teams of lawyers with extensive expertise and experience covering a wide range of legal specialty areas that collaborate to handle cases expeditiously and efficiently.

Our lawyers are knowledgeable and experienced in the major areas of corporate legal practice, and we are well positioned to efficiently provide high quality legal services through the cooperation of many lawyers across different practice areas.