In this chapter we recognise 13 leading banking lawyers for their skill and expertise across a range of transactional, regulatory and contentious matters.
Nishimura & Asahi performs well with three listings.
Masahiro Ueno is “renowned in the financing area” thanks to his 25 years of experience in the field.
Katsu Sengoku is a go-to for cross-border asset financing and securitisations.
Masaru Ono is a seasoned lawyer with broad expertise spanning structured finance, corporate transactions and syndicated loans.
From Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Masanori Sato is highlighted for his top-tier work on LBO financings, derivatives and investment deals.
Yuto Matsumura is held in high esteem for his extensive experience negotiating high-value banking and private equity transactions.
Keiji Hatano of Sullivan & Cromwell regularly advises financial institutions on M&A, private equity and capital markets transactions.
Akihiro Wani at Morrison & Foerster is revered for his immense understanding of financial regulation and derivatives.
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu’s Satoshi Inoue is “highly specialised in financial law”, excelling in leveraged and acquisition finance.
Baker McKenzie’s Gavin Raftery* earns plaudits for his wealth of knowledge regarding acquisition finance, financial services regulation, derivatives and securitisations.