In this chapter we recognise 29 lawyers for their leading work dealing with transactions, financings, projects and disputes across the construction and real estate sectors.
Most Highly Regarded
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu sees four lawyers highlighted here.
Shunpei Tanaka focuses his highly respected practice on a range of matters including real estate finance, and the acquisition and restructuring of real estate companies.
Naohiro Nishimura gains endorsements for his extensive experience advising clients on transactions, investments and securitisation within the real estate sector.
Kenji Utsumi is well versed in counselling local and international clients on a variety of large corporate transactions, particularly in the real estate sector.
Yoshikazu Sugino is respected in the market for the first-rate advice he provides to clients on high-value real estate transactions.
At Mori Hamada & Matsumoto receives three listings here.
Eriko Ozawa ranks among the top real estate lawyers in Japan and is endorsed for her impressive knowledge of real estate investment and financing.
Noboru Suwa is held in exceptionally high esteem by for his “major strength in real estate and asset finance”.
Masanori Sato is distinguished in the market thanks to a broad practice spanning a range of financing matters, including real estate finance and project finance.
Herbert Smith Freehills GJBJ receives three listings here.
Craig Shepherd* is well thought of among peers who consider him a go-to name for contentious proceedings across the infrastructure and construction sectors.
David Gilmore* is recognised for his in-depth knowledge of a range of construction and energy-related disputes.
The “excellent” Christopher Hunt* is a notable disputes lawyer with significant experience of commercial and construction-related arbitration proceedings.
Morrison & Foerster’s Junichi Kurokoshi is a very well-respected lawyer who stands out in the market for his expert handling of sophisticated transactions across the real estate sector.
Masahiro Shiga is widely recognised in the real estate sector for his extensive experience of advising clients on real estate finance and investment trusts.
Norio Maeda at Nishimura & Asahi is a standout name in the Japanese market with considerable experience in the investment and financing of Japanese real estate assets.
Yoshiaki Ikeda is recognised for his impressive practice which often sees him assisting Japanese and foreign clients in a range of real estate matters, including financing, investments and sales.
Ushijima & Partners’ Kohtaro Tamura gains plaudits as “one of the market leaders” in the real estate sector, thanks to his knowledge of real estate investment and infrastructure.
Gerald Fujii* at Withers Bengoshi Houjin is a highly respected practitioner whose practice has seen him advising on high-profile, cross-border real estate transactions in Japan.
Clifford Chance’s Eiichi Kanda is a dedicated real estate lawyer who focuses his commendable practice on real estate finance, development, funds, asset management and securitisation.
The “excellent” Yoshiko Koizumi at City-Yuwa Partners is “very well known” in the Japanese market for her diverse practice, which sees her handle a wide range of corporate matters.