Last Updated 23 May 2019
has 12 partners (nine Tokyo-based partners and three experienced partners based in Singapore, Yangon and Bangkok) in its real estate team and two partners in its Japanese Reit (J-REIT) practice, as well as 50 other lawyers who are also involved in real estate-related matters. The lawyers have ... extensive experience, know-how and expertise across a broad range of fields, from real estate to structured finance, banking and financial regulations as well as J-REITs. Mori Hamada & Matsumoto has extensively developed its capabilities in real estate investment and financing, and takes pride in its ability to manage large real estate investment transactions involving high-profile portfolios and multiple parties. The firm's real estate practice extends from traditional acquisition and leasing transactions to complex fund structures involving a special-purpose vehicle or a trust, or investment structures for overseas properties. Its work includes private real estate fund formation and property acquisition, real estate acquisition, development and disposition, real estate financing, J-REITs and investments in overseas properties.
has substantial experience in a wide array of real estate securitisation in both domestic and cross-border transactions. The firm's real estate finance team has a proven track record of advising both lenders and borrowers in finance transactions throughout the real estate industry, offering expert ... assistance to clients in all stages of their transactions, from the term sheet and structuring stage through closing, tranching, syndication and securitisation, administration, servicing and, if required, restructuring. Since the early 2000s, the firm's lawyers have played a significant role in advising publicly traded REITs, private REITs, and real estate operating and finance companies in all stages of their life cycles, from REIT formation, roll-up transactions, and initial public offerings to secondary debt and equity offerings, REIT transactions. Nishimura & Asahi advise on real estate sales and purchases, investment, lease and management in Japan and abroad; as the growth in real estate funds and private equity investment in real estate increases, the firm has been advising all of the key fund-related specialties. Furthermore, the firm specialise in environmental law, providing risk analysis and settling disputes on soil pollution, asbestos, and other environmental law issues that arise regarding real estate; capabilities extend to environmental law related issues to be complied with by business entities and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).