Our research into the Japanese construction and real estate markets identifies 26 leading lawyers with extensive experience advising on transactional and contentious matters.
Most highly regarded
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu sees three practitioners highlighted.
Shunpei Tanaka wins praise for his extensive experience working on real estate acquisitions and structured finance deals.
Naohiro Nishimura is highly sought after by international real estate companies for his expertise in project finance and investment deals.
Kenji Utsumi possesses in-depth knowledge of real estate funds and corporate finance.
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto earns three listings.
Eriko Ozawa comes highly recommended for her first-class work advising international funds on real estate investment deals in the Japanese market.
Masanori Sato stands out as “a market-leading real estate lawyer” with vast skill and experience in negotiating high-value transactions.
Noboru Suwa advises clients across a broad range of industries and sectors on complicated real estate securitisations and regulatory matters.
Craig Shepherd* of Herbert Smith Freehills is well versed in resolving highly complex construction and infrastructure disputes.
David Gilmore* is a go-to for cross-border construction disputes in the Asia-Pacific region.
At Ushijima & Partners, Kohtaro Tamura is “a leading real estate specialist" with vast experience advising on investment deals and securitisations in the Japanese market.
From City-Yuwa Partners, Yoshiko Koizumi excels at negotiating cross-border real estate deals for a range of big-name clients.
Gerald Fujii* at Withers Bengoshi Houjin regularly advises investment funds and lenders on high-value real estate transactions.
Nishimura & Asahi’s Yoshiaki Ikeda enjoys a sterling reputation for his considerable experience advising on complex real estate deals.
Norio Maeda garners plaudits for his expertise in cross-border real estate financing transactions.
Eiichi Kanda of Clifford Chance has amassed decades of experience advising borrowers and lenders on domestic and international real estate transactions.