Masahiro Shiga

Masahiro Shiga


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

Bar Admissions

New York

Masahiro Shiga is the Managing Partner of Ito & Mitomi, registered associated offices in Japan of Morrison & Foerster LLP.

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 Band 1 in the current edition of Chambers Asia Pacific for Japan Real Estate, as a Leading Individual for Japan Real Estate in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and listed in Best Lawyers in Japan 2019.

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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