In this chapter we recognise 30 lawyers for their expertise in debt and equity financing, securities law, structured finance and capital-raising projects.
Most highly regarded
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu stands out with seven listings.
Shinichi Araki is a “very practical lawyer” who is “well known for his work on global offerings”.
Fumihide Sugimoto has amassed a wealth of experience advising domestic and international clients on debt and equity deals.
Masatsura Kadota is a go-to for top-quality advice on REITs and hybrid securities in the Japanese market.
Miyuki Ishiguro earns acclaim for her extensive experience in advising clients on global offerings of debt and equity securities.
Mori Hamada Matsumoto sees five practitioners highlighted here.
Katsumasa Suzuki is "a very prominent name" with decades of experience advising issuers and underwriters on high-value capital market transactions.
Peers say Toshimitsu Nemoto is a go-to for IPOs and bond issuances thanks to his “extraordinary experience and well-balanced judgement”.
Taro Omoto is “a very thorough lawyer with deep experience” in negotiating sophisticated structured finance deals.
From Linklaters, Peter Frost* stands out as “a leading debt markets specialist” with two decades of experience advising on high-value and cross-border transactions.
Takahiro Saito at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett receives plaudits as “a distinguished lawyer” who is “regularly involved in high-profile capital market transactions”.
Alan Cannon* is “always seen on big deals” and considered to be “a top choice” for financial institutions seeking first-class advice on debt offerings and hybrid securities.
Davis Polk & Wardwell’s Jon Gray* is "a well-respected lawyer" and "market leader for American capital markets work" according to impressed peers.
Christopher Kodama* is held in high esteem for his significant expertise in IPOs, debt securities and covered bonds.
Kenji Taneda of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom is “an excellent lawyer, focused on technology-related IPOs” and cross-border transactions.
Reiko Sakimura with Clifford Chance receives praise for her top-tier work on debt and equity offerings, hybrid securities and convertible bonds.
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune’s Hironori Shibata is "a senior figure" who excels in corporate finance, IPOs and restructuring transactions.
Kohei Koikawa at Nishimura & Asahi stands out as “a key practitioner for international offerings” with vast experience advising big-name private equity sponsors on high-value transactions.
At Sullivan & Cromwell, Keiji Hatano possesses immense expertise across the full spectrum of corporate transactions.