Firm Profile > Kaynex Law Offices > Tokyo, Japan

Kaynex Law Offices
TOKYO 100-0014

Banking and finance: Independent local firms Tier 3

Experienced in domestic and cross-border matters, Kaynex Law Offices’ practice covers secured finance, securitisation, real estate finance and compliance law. The Firm also has notable expertise in leverage buyout finance. Debt, equity and capital markets specialist Norifusa Hashimoto leads the team and advises on debt private placements, repackagings, structured finance and corporate finance, as well as asset securitisation. Also active is the area is finance expert Aya Kurahashi.

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Projects and energy: Independent local firms Tier 3

As well as domestic work, Kaynex Law Offices has a strong international background, with notable expertise in Taiwan and Singapore. The firm is particularly active in solar projects, biomass and the financing of offshore wind projects. Energy specialist Kota Kikuchi leads the team and has experience practicing in Tokyo and Los Angeles.

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Capital markets: Independent local firms Tier 4

With domestic and cross-border experience, Kaynex Law Offices advises on a range of capital markets matters, particularly structured finance and securitisations. Debt and equity capital markets expert Norifusa Hashimoto leads the team and handles samurai bonds, repackagings, structured finance, general securities and corporate finance advice.

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Real estate and construction: Independent local firms Tier 4

Kaynex Law Offices advises on a broad spread of financing and investment issues related to real estate. The firm specialises in banking financing, as well as being active in the J-REIT market. Practice head Eiichi Nagai handles real estate acquisitions, TK-GK structures, TMK structures, J-REIT and real estate securitisation.

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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