Japan: Private Funds 2017

This chapter comprises seven leading practitioners who play a central role in the growing private funds market in Japan.

NISHIMURA & ASAHI sees two practitioners listed this year for impressive work in the space.
Masaru Ono stands out as a leader in the investment funds space who draws international praise for his first-rate corporate finance practice.
Kei Ito receives widespread acclaim as one of the leading practitioners in the field. He focuses his practice on the full spectrum of fund types, including mutual funds, private equity funds and hedge funds.

MORI HAMADA & MATSUMOTO performs well this year with two lawyers highlighted for their impressive expertise. 
Ken Miura enjoys a fantastic reputation in the market and particularly stands out for his top-tier work in private equity fund formation.
Yasuzo Takeno is internationally renowned as a leading name in the region. He impresses peers and clients alike with his extensive experience in areas such as structuring and distribution of investment funds.

MORGAN LEWIS & BOCKIUS also receives two listings in this chapter.
Tomoko Fuminaga is a highly regarded practitioner with an impeccable knowledge of financial regulatory and fund matters.
Christopher Wells* draws international praise as “the go-to guy” in the country for global investment funds and financial regulation matters.

Kunihiko Morishita at ANDERSON MORI & TOMOTSUNE is a leading name in asset management and investment funds. He regularly represents multinational financial institutions both in Japan and abroad in regulatory matters.

* foreign-qualified lawyer

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