Firm Profile > Kaynex Law Offices > Tokyo, Japan

Kaynex Law Offices
TOKYO 100-0014

Projects and energy: Independent local firms Tier 3

The project and energy practice team at Kaynex Law Offices has particular experience with renewable energy projects, including representing international and Japanese investors in the acquisition and development of solar projects, representing financial institutions in the financing of solar projects, as well as providing regulatory advice to developers and EPC contractors. The firm also brings expertise in real estate and corporate to the area. Kota Kikuchi leads the team and has experience in a range matters, notably in the renewables field.

Practice head(s):

Kota Kikuchi

Real estate and construction: Independent local firms Tier 4

Kaynex Law Offices’ practice covers a range of real estate and transactions, including litigation matters. The firm also has notable cross-border experience. Eiichi Nagai leads the team and his expertise includes simple acquisitions, TK-GK structure, TMK structure, J-REIT, and real estate securitisation. He also acts for lenders on real estate financing.

Practice head(s):

Eiichi Nagai


‘A deep understanding of and involvement in businesses’

‘High-quality services for cross-border transactions’

‘Eiichi Nagai has extensive finance transaction experience, advising in a number of highly complex, cutting-edge and significant transactions’

‘Eiichi Nagai has considerable experience in asset finance and acquisition finance’

The firm: Kaynex Law Offices was established in January 2016 by a lawyer with over 25 years’ experience at both Japanese and international leading law firms and three other lawyers, each with over ten years’ experience at leading international law firms. Kaynex provides all of its clients with high-quality services that are based on its lawyers’ extensive experience at leading domestic and international law firms.

Even with its relatively small size, the firm covers broad areas of practice, such as finance, M&A, real estate, general corporate, employment and disputes.

The firm’s lawyers have provided legal services across a wide range of businesses: from companies listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, international asset/fund management companies, domestic/foreign financial institutions and hedge funds, through to brand new start-up venture enterprises and individuals investing in Japanese assets.

Areas of practice: Kaynex provides clients with high-quality services that are based on its lawyers’ extensive experience at leading domestic and international law firms. Kaynex is committed to the following in order to provide the highest quality services possible to clients.

Having a deep understanding of and involvement in clients’ businesses: having experience serving a wide range of clients, Kaynex is able to provide appropriate legal advice that comes from having properly understood clients’ businesses. Its services always factor in commercial realities and the actual state of the market.

Providing solutions: sometimes the eventuation of legal risks interrupts or suspends a company’s current or planned business. In such cases, the firm does not merely point out legal risks but endeavours to propose an alternative way to carry on business in compliance with the law.

Service for foreign clients: the firm offers clients practical solutions to address shortages of in-house legal personnel and other staff in their businesses. For example, for foreign clients that do not have a base in Japan, it provides comprehensive, concierge-like services that can involve making arrangements for the various specialists required when operating a business in Japan and can even carry out the necessary administrative procedures on their behalf.

High-quality services for cross-border transactions: all of Kaynex’s partners are involved in cross-border transactions on an ongoing basis and have been ever since they started practising law. All of its partners have experienced long-term residence abroad while working or training at the foreign offices of international law firms. By leveraging this experience and expertise, it is able to provide clients with high-quality legal services for both inbound and outbound transactions.

Department Name Email Telephone
Structured finance
Asset finance
Project finance
Capital markets
Financial regulation
Real estate
Private equity
Start-up and venture capital
Intellectual property
Commercial disputes
Number of lawyers : 6