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Anderson Mori & Tomotsune is noted for structured finance transactions in all manner of assets, including real estate and loan receivables. The team advised Tohoku Electric Power on issuing ¥50bn and ¥70bn zero coupon convertible bonds. Hiroaki Takahashi and Tatsu Katayama are the primary contacts.

Atsumi & Sakai advised Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance on the first catastrophe bond to be denominated in yen and US dollars. Bonnie Dixon advised on the matter with London-based senior partner Ryuichi Nozaki. Since its inception, the firm has been heavily involved in residential mortgage loans as well as other asset classes, including collateralised debt obligations (CDOs) and bank loan receivables. Senior partner Hiroo Atsumi heads the practice and advises Japanese financial institutions and international investment banks on securitisation transactions.

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto’s nine-partner team is active in derivatives as well as securitised and liquidated products backed by a range of receivables, including residential mortgages and credit cards. The practice’s workload extends to various transactions involving the securitisation of non-performing loans and commercial mortgage-backed securities and CDOs. Department head Masanori Sato and Naoki Ishikawa are recommended, as is real estate financing expert Eriko Ozawa. Mizuho Securities and Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities are clients.

Fumihide Sugimoto’s team at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu advised Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank on the first notes to be issued under a structured covered bonds issuance programme. Motohiro Yanagawa was active in cross-border asset-backed securities transactions involving the securitisation of numerous receivables, including credit cards and mortgage loans. Also recommended are Naohiro Nishimura, Satoshi Inoue and newly promoted partner Rintaro Hirano.

As well as advising on real estate securitisation, Nishimura & Asahi handled energy and transport sector lease and transaction financing. Kosuke Shibukawa acted for international banks in financing major FPSO projects. Masaru Ono’s practice assisted Tokyo Tatemono Private REIT Investment Corporation with the private offering of J-REIT investment units.

Kaynex Law Offices was launched in January 2016 by Norifusa Hashimoto, Eiichi Nagai and Aya Kurahashi, who were previously at White & Case LLP ‚Äď White & Case Law Offices (Registered Association). Hashimoto has extensive experience in domestic and cross-border matters across various assets, including auto loans, leases and consumer loan receivables.

TMI Associates’ Haruo Narimoto led on a matter involving a non-recourse loan for the construction of a logistics facility, and on matters involving the securitisation of real estate assets and auto loan claims. Yoshiyasu Yamaguchi is a name to note.

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