About Chris Hodgens

Chris Hodgens of Baker McKenzie’s Tokyo office has over 20 years’ experience advising clients on cross-border transactions and matters in Japan. Chris’s real estate-related experience includes advising international operators on hotel management, lease and franchise projects in Japan and throughout Asia Pacific. He has also acted in some of the largest hotel investment transactions in Japan, including the largest single-asset transaction globally in 2019. Chris has also advised on data centre M&A and development projects in Japan, and regularly advises leading international hotel brands and operators, as well as leading domestic developers, on hotel management, lease and franchise projects in Japan and throughout Asia Pacific.


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