We are a leader in cross-border equity capital market transactions, with established practices in key financial centers and emerging markets. Our expertise includes international and domestic offerings, corporate governance and compliance, and debt and equity transactions.

We advise issuers, investment banks, shareholders and governments on local and cross-border stock exchange listings, equity and debt securities offerings, rights issues, issuance and buy back of debt and note programs, stock exchange compliance, tender and exchange offers, and financing and hedging transactions.

We also represent clients in investigations involving securities laws, stock exchange rules, tax regulations, improper payments and insider trading. We have experience advising on the securities law aspects of employee benefit plans and working on proxy solicitations and accounting restatements.

Representative Experience

  • Acted for an international financial institution in connection with issues and public offerings of its samurai bonds in an aggregate principal amount of JPY 110 billion.
  • Acted for issuers and a Japanese export credit agency as a guarantor in connection with issues, public offerings and private placements of samurai bonds in an aggregate principal amount of JPY 55 billion.
  • Acted for an international financial institution as purchaser in relation to a Japanese electronics company’s convertible bond financing (equity derivative included) in the amount of JPY 15 billion.
  • Acted for a Japanese financial institution (the arranger) on equity financing (stock options) by a Japanese pharmaceutical company valued at JPY 1.1 billion.
  • Advised a US biotechnology company on a cross-border IPO in Japan and on its listing on the TSE Mothers Index for start-up companies.
  • Advised an international private equity firm in its private placement of units of the client’s new buyout fund in Japan.