Finance | Japan


Morrison & Foerster’s Tokyo office finance team advises on the most complex, challenging and significant financial issues and transactions clients face today.

With 10 partners and 15 other attorneys, our team has the reach, resources and vision to assist clients with their most important transactions and products. We have U.S. qualified attorneys and Japanese bengoshi who work seamlessly to provide integrated multi-jurisdictional advice on virtually all of the financing needs that our clients may have on domestic and cross-border matters.

Key areas of practice include:

  • Acquisition Finance
  • Bank Regulatory
  • Derivatives Transactions
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Vendor Finance
  • Asset-Based Lending
  • Debt Trading
  • Project Finance & Energy
  • Syndicated Credits
  • Workouts & Restructurings

Our senior lawyers have each been in Japan for many years and have a deep understanding of the market. We are also able to draw on the broad resources of our Tokyo office, which has the largest and most diverse practice of any international law firm in Japan.

Chambers Global 2017
Banking & Finance: Domestic: Japan (Band 2)
Banking & Finance: International: Japan 


Chambers Asia Pacific 2017
Banking & Finance: Domestic: Japan (Band 2)
Banking & Finance: International: Japan 


IFLR1000 2016
Japan: Banking: Foreign Law (Band 2) 


Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2017
Banking and Finance: International Firms and Joint Ventures (Band 2) 


Here is what they say about us:

"On a scale of one to ten, they are always a ten."
(Chambers Asia Pacific, 2013)

"They have aggressive risk management, balanced with a good business perspective, and a very deep team in Tokyo. We were lucky to find them."
(Chambers Asia Pacific, 2013)

"They are strategic, understand the unique requirements of clients and provide a realistic solution."
(Chambers Asia Pacific, 2011)

"Very responsive and knowledgeable on both Japanese law and US law topics"
(IFLR1000, 2011)

"The Tokyo office has a large and experienced bengoshi group and it is comfortable working with multinational clients and US public companies"
(IFLR1000, 2011)

"Very client-focused"
(The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2010)

"Excellent global coverage with a distinguished bengoshi team"
(Chambers Global, 2010)

“[Morrison & Foerster Ito & Mitomi] has a very good track record providing LBO finance advice in Japanese and in English.”
(The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014)


“They have aggressive risk management, balanced with a good business perspective, and a very deep team in Tokyo. We were lucky to find them.”
(Chambers Asia Pacific 2013)

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