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Tong Yu

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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Corporate, Capital Markets & Securities, Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity Transactions, Asia


Based in the firm’s Tokyo office, Mr. Yu is a partner in the Corporate Department and a member of the Capital Markets and Securities Group.Click here for attorney bio


Japanese, Korean


J.D., Harvard Law School, 1996; B.A., Yonsei University, 1993

Japan: Capital markets

Capital markets – International firms and joint ventures

Within: Leading individuals

Tong Yu (Gaiben) - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Within: Capital markets – International firms and joint ventures

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP regularly advises an enviable client roster of Japanese underwriters and issuers on the full gamut of equity, debt, hybrid and SEC-regulated securities offerings. The senior name to note is Tong Yu; he acted for Mitsubishi UFJ Financial in a series of senior note offerings lead managed by Morgan Stanley, MUFG and Citigroup, as well as the SEC-regulated public offering of $2.5bn of TLAC notes. The group was also appointed US counsel by a major holding company to oversee the creation of a Japan-based regional financing group, and an investment company instructed the team to handle the additional issuance of equity units. Associate Makoto Nishigai is also a key contact.

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Japan: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A – International firms and joint ventures

Within: Corporate and M&A – International firms and joint ventures

The corporate lawyers at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP 'provide extremely well-structured advice, respond almost immediately and prepare technically sound documents through the strength of their cross-border network'. Kaye Naoko Yoshino , who 'is always responsive, practical and seeks to obtain the best possible results for her clients', co-heads the practice with Tong Yu. In collaboration with her New York-based colleagues, Yoshino recently acted for Japanese insurer AioiNissayDowa in its acquisition of Royal State Financial. Yu, meanwhile, represented a major global financial institution in the sale of its consumer loan portfolio to a third-party investor. Other key clients include Citigroup, Oaktree, Sumitomo and Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical.

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