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Tsuguhito Omagari

Fax +81.3.3597.6421
Mr. Omagari is experienced in domestic and cross border mergers and acquisitions, private equity, domestic and international joint ventures, investment into Japan and by Japanese companies overseas, private investment in public entities (PIPEs), real estate investment transactions, aviation finance, investment management, banking and securities regulations, class share issuance, general corporate, litigation, and dispute resolution.

He has acted for domestic and international banks, private equity firms, manufacturing companies in various industries, securities firms and real estate asset managers.

He has completed secondments at a financial institution and an international cosmetic brand company where he worked on a number of corporate, finance, securities related and commercial transactions.

Professional Background

Mr. Omagari was admitted in Japan in 2002. Prior to joining the firm, he was with a UK based international law firm (in Tokyo (2002-2006 and 2008-2011), in London (2007-2008) and in Hong Kong (2008) and a domestic law and patent firm, during which he experienced the full-time secondment to the retail banking division of a major Japanese bank (2004-2005) and the part-time secondment to the legal department of the Japanese subsidiary of a foreign cosmetics company (2009).

Additional Information

  • “Review Points regarding European Business to cope with Brexit” NBL No. 1081, co-authored, September 2016.
  • “The Impacts of the U.S. Investment Company Act of 1940 on Businesses of Japanese Operating Companies – in light of various capital-raising and borrowing activities in the U.S.,” Jyunkan Shoji Homu No.2069, co-authored, June 2015.
  • “Proposed Amendments to Japan’s Fund Regulatory Framework Include Dramatic Changes for Non-Japanese Funds,” Bloomberg BNA World Securities Law Report, Vol. 21, No.5, May 2015.
  • “Global Government Solutions® 2015 Annual Outlook,” K&L Gates Publication, April 2015
  • "License Regulations under Japanese Law concerning Securities of Funds Issued Overseas" Shoji Homu No.1989, co-authored, February 2013
  • "Case Study on Financial Instruments and Exchange Law" Jiyu Kokumin Sha, co-authored, June 2009
  • Representation of the following clients with respect to Japanese real estate transactions (including direct acquisition and disposition, so-called GK-TK structure, and TMK structure):
    • A financial institution in relation to a number of restructuring transactions of its real estate portfolio, such as office buildings, shopping malls and commercial facilities;
    • A Japanese asset manager in relation to its acquisition and disposition of real estates, including parking lots, office buildings, hotel, solar plants and shopping malls;
    • A US based fund manager in relation to its potential acquisition of solar projects in Japan, including the review of more than 100 solar power plants in Japan;
    • An Indian company in relation to its potential solar power project;
    • A Taiwanese investor in relation to its acquisition and disposition of solar power projects;
    • A Japanese bank in its financing to borrowers for real estate projects (such as real estate developers and TMKs);
    • Various foreign financial institutions in their acquisition, dispositions and financing projects before the financial crisis; and
    • A servicer in relation to its involvement in securitization, such as debts/bonds restructuring, leisure facility and pachinko parlors before the financial crisis. 
  • Representation of Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation (CTL) in an aircraft leasing joint venture with CIT Group that allows for the establishment of joint venture companies in both Ireland and the United States (Delaware) as consolidated subsidiaries of CTL.
  • Acting for a major Japanese listed company in relation to its acquisition of a set of manufacturing facilities from a subsidiary of a U.S. based company.
  • Acting for a major Japanese bank in its establishment of a joint venture company with a major U.S. based financial institution.
  • Acting for a foreign cosmetics company in its acquisition of a Japanese cosmetics brands.
  • Acting for major Japanese listed companies in relation to its investment into companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by way of third party allotment.
  • Acting for a Japanese trading company in the establishment of a joint venture company in Singapore.
  • Acting for various foreign companies in the restructuring of their Japanese operations
  • Acting for various foreign private equity firms in the acquisitions and dispositions of their Japanese portfolios.
  • Acting for various foreign companies in their acquisition and sale of principle assets and affiliates in Japan.
  • Acting for a U.S. based financial institutions in relation to Japanese aspects of its global business acquisition.
  • Advising various foreign companies and financial institutions on Japanese regulatory issues, including the Financial Instruments and Exchange Law, the Banking Law and other finance related regulations.
  • Advising a U.S. based company on Japanese aspects and local data protection issues of its global outsourcing project.
  • Advising various Japanese companies on offshore fund establishment.
  • Acting for a Japanese listed company in relation to an arbitration case at JCAA.
  • Acting for various Japanese and foreign companies in relation to litigations and dispute resolutions (both in-court and out-of-court), ranging from commercial to intellectual properties.
  • Acting for sponsor companies and financier companies in various real estate investment schemes.
  • Advising various types of companies in relation to securitizations backed by entrustments of future receivables from businesses.
  • Acting on a notable criminal case.