Masahiro Shiga

Masahiro Shiga


University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1991)
University of Pennsylvania Law School (LL.M., 2000)

Bar Admissions

New York

Masahiro is the Managing Partner of our registered associated offices of Ito & Mitomi. He advises clients on a range of matters in various sectors, including:

  • Real estate finance
  • Fund formation and private equity
  • Project finance for renewable energy projects
  • Banking and financial institutions
  • Workouts and restructurings
  • Distressed acquisitions and financing
  • Real estate investment trusts

Over the past 20 years, Masahiro has advised on the purchase of more than ¥1.5 trillion ($16 billion) in Japanese real estate and represented lenders in more than ¥1 trillion ($1.1 billion) in issued bonds and securitized loans. He handles transactions across all major property types, including commercial, professional, industrial, and hospitality.

Masahiro also represents major commercial lenders, investors, and investment banks in cross-border transactions. He has worked with leading banks, as well as with foreign borrowers and investors. He has advised private real estate firms, and counseled some of the biggest sovereign wealth funds in Asia, in their real estate transactions.

Masahiro is a bengoshi registered in Japan and graduated from the Legal Training and Research Institute of Japan in 1996.

Masahiro Shiga is ranked Band 1 in Japan Real Estate by Chambers Asia Pacific 2019, ranked as a Leading Individual in Japan Real Estate by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 and listed in Best Lawyers in Japan 2019.

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