Japan is one of the world's leading economies, ranking fourth among exporters and sixth among importers. With 13 million residents, Tokyo is the largest city in Japan and serves as a key global financial center in Asia, with strong connections to other Asian countries, the European Union and the United States.
Our Tokyo office further strengthens the firm's capabilities in Asia, a part of the world that is strategically important to our global clientele.
Primary practice areas in our Tokyo office include corporate and international finance, mergers and acquisitions, tender offer bids, joint ventures, banking, private equity, real estate acquisitions, Japanese banking law, financial instruments and exchange law and regulatory matters, civil, commercial and criminal litigation (white-collar crime), commercial arbitration, and general corporate and employment matters for Japanese companies and financial institutions, as well as Japanese affiliates of U.S. and other foreign companies. Our lawyers are experienced in cross-border transactions, having advised on Japanese and international joint ventures and foreign direct investment both into Japan and by Japanese companies overseas, including a unique breadth of experience in advising Japanese companies on doing business in the Russian Federation.
The Tokyo office works with companies in the energy, trading, technology and transportation sectors, as well as ECAs, multilateral banks, commercial banks, international private equity firms, securities companies and other financial institutions. Aircraft and equipment leasing, equipment finance, project finance, oil & gas upstream projects, sovereign lending, licensing and distribution arrangements, real estate finance, and high-tech ventures are some of the office's particular strengths.
In collaboration with our Singapore office, we regularly advise Japanese leasing companies as well as Japanese and foreign financial institutions on Japanese operating lease, real estate finance, and acquisition finance matters.