Andrew Winden is a partner in Morrison & Foerster’s Corporate Department, resident in the Tokyo Office. Mr. Winden advises corporate clients and their financial advisors on cross-border tender offers, public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and investments in companies in the U.S., Japan and other Asian countries. Mr. Winden also advises corporate, government and REIT issuers, underwriters and investors on capital markets transactions, including U.S. registered equity and debt offerings, private placements, privatizations and venture capital financings, and on compliance with U.S. reporting and corporate governance requirements.
Mr. Winden is consistently recognized as one of the leading foreign capital markets lawyers in Japan in the Chambers Global Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, the IFLR 1000, Best Lawyers in Japan and other publications.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Winden served as an Honors Attorney at the United States Department of the Treasury, clerked for Hon. Eugene A. Wright on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and worked in the Washington, D.C., New York and Tokyo offices of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. Mr. Winden has practiced in Japan since 2001.
Mr. Winden received his B.A. from Stanford University in 1990, an M.A.L.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1995. Mr. Winden also attended Stanford University’s Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies and is fluent in Japanese.