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Atsumi & Sakai

FUKOKU SEIMEI BUILDING, 2-2-2 UCHISAIWAICHO, CHIYODA-KU, TOKYO 100-0011, JAPAN
Tel:
Work +81 3 5501 2111
Fax:
Fax +81 3 5501 2211
Email:
Web:
www.aplaw.jp
London, Tokyo

Ryuichi Nozaki

Tel:
Work +81-(0)3-5501-2138
Email:
Web:
www.aplaw.jp/en/
Atsumi & Sakai

Work Department

Finance, Corporate, Funds, International Practice, Innovation

Position

Director, Atsumi & Sakai Europe Limited (London)
Senior Partner (Financial Services, Structured Finance, Data Protection, M&A, Capital Markets, Investment Funds)

Career

Mayer Brown International LLP (London) (September 2007-August 2008)
Atsumi & Sakai Europe Limited (London) (January 2015-January 2018)

Languages

Japanese and English

Member

Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association

Education

Keio University, Faculty of Law (LL.B., 1996) The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan Boston University School of Law (LL.M. in Banking and Financial Law) (2007)

Leisure

Running


Japan: Capital markets

Capital markets – Independent local firms

Within: Capital markets – Independent local firms

Atsumi & Sakai's capital markets team welcomed Akimoto Kawamura who joins as a partner from Citigroup. In recent highlights, a major bank appointed financial law expert Takumi Fukuda to represent it as trustee in a guarantee of debt transaction using an ABL structure, and Hiroyuki Sanbe handled the regulatory aspects of the registration of foreign traders as High Frequency Traders. In other matters of note, Teruhisa Toyama advised a technology company in a minority squeeze-out through a reverse stock split as part of its restructuring, and Ryuichi Nozaki teamed up with the firm's London office to counsel a major international bank as facility agent, intercreditor agent and security trustee on high-value debt and hedging facilities to a UK PFI/PPP portfolio project in connection with a Japanese bank's accession to the funds. Another key name to note is that of managing partner Hiroo Atsumi.

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Japan: Investment funds

Investment funds – Independent local firms

Within: Investment funds – Independent local firms

Atsumi & Sakai advises on a range of inbound and outbound investment fund issues for domestic and foreign investors, fund managers and affiliated companies investing in securities and real estate, and also has extensive experience assisting foreign funds with Japanese investments. The practice is co-led by Hiroki Mori, Eiichiro Hata and Ryuichi Nozaki; Nozaki advised the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), the world’s largest government pension fund, on multiple structured fund investment transactions. The team is also representing several Japanese trust banks and an investment fund managed by one of Japan’s leading investment trust managers in a lawsuit claiming compensation for damages arising from misstatements in Toshiba's annual reports.

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