Masahiro Shiga

Masahiro Shiga

Education

University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1991)
The Legal Training and Research Institute of Japan (P.C.L.L., 1996)
University of Pennsylvania Law School (LL.M., 2000)

Bar Admissions

Japan
New York

Masahiro Shiga is a partner of Ito & Mitomi in the Tokyo office’s Real Estate Group.

Mr. Shiga’s practice focuses on real estate finance, fund formation and private equity, banking and financial institutions, hospitality, workouts and restructurings, distressed acquisitions and financing, and real estate investment trusts. He regularly represents major commercial lenders, investors and investment banks in cross-border transactions, as well as in large restructurings and workouts. Over the past decade, Mr. Shiga has advised on the purchase of more than ¥1 trillion ($12 billion) in Japanese real estate, and represented lenders in more than ¥600 billion ($7 billion) in bonds issued and securitized loans. He has handled transactions across all major property types, including commercial, professional, industrial, and hospitality.

Mr. Shiga has worked with leading banks such as Sumitomo, Mitsui and Shinsei, as well as foreign borrowers and investors. He has also advised private real estate firms such as Asia Pacific Land, and counseled some of the biggest sovereign wealth funds in Asia in their real estate transactions.

Mr. Shiga is ranked in Band 1 by Chambers Asia Pacific for Real Estate: Domestic and in Best Lawyers in Japan.  He is also listed as a Leading Lawyer in the Real Estate field in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017.

Masahiro Shiga is listed as a Leading Lawyer in the Real Estate: Domestic category of Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 (Band 1), The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 and Best Lawyers in Japan 2017.

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