22 Sep 2022by WWL Editorial
In this chapter we recognize 25 lawyers who stand out for their leading expertise in complex transactions, contractual issues and disputes across the construction sector.
Most highly regarded
- Masahito Saeki – Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Tokyo
- Kohtaro Tamura – Ushijima & Partners, Tokyo
Morrison & Foerster excels in this chapter with five listings.
Peers praise Junichi Kurokoshi for his negotiation skills as well as his guidance on the structuring and arrangement of real estate transactions.
Theodore Seltzer sits among Japan’s foremost real estate practitioners thanks to his stellar work on cross-border acquisitions, financing and disposition of real estate.
Masahiro Shiga is highly sought after by arrangers, bookrunners and sponsors in high-value purchases and capital raising in the real estate sector.
The “diligent and industrious” Narutake Takasu impresses sources with his expertise in real estate investment fund formation, finance transactions, and acquisitions.
Josh Isenberg is well regarded for his adept handling of property financing and transactions in the commercial, industrial and hospitality sectors.
Masahito Saeki of Mori Hamada & Matsumoto is hailed by respondents for his “deep understanding of the Japanese real estate market and regulations”.
Eriko Ozawa maintains a stellar reputation in the market where she regularly advises on real estate development, acquisition, leasing and divestment.
Ushijima & Partners’ Kohtaro Tamura garners praise for his encyclopaedic knowledge of real estate and infrastructure law and regularly represents major banks, multinationals and investment companies.
Mizuho Yamada with White & Case is highly sought after by financial advisors, hotel owners and property developers for his expertise in corporate and commercial infrastructure deals.
Craig Shepherd at Herbert Smith Freehills receives widespread endorsements for his well-renowned practice in construction dispute resolutions.
David Gilmore routinely represents leading Japanese energy, engineering and trading corporations in complex multi-party construction arbitrations.
Yuko Ino from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe is a “laser-focused and strong” lawyer who is regularly instructed in urban development projects and real estate transactions.
At Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, Naoyuki Kabata ranks highly among peers thanks to his strong track record on fund formation, acquisitions and dispositions in the property sector.
Minoru Kobayashi garners praise from market sources for his skillful handling of real estate negotiations, particularly when it comes to financing, investments, transactions and arbitrations.