Our firm handles various financial matters, such as structured finance, commitment line agreements, non-recourse loans, derivative transactions (e.g., swap transactions), project finance, etc. We also provide assistance to financial institutions (including banks, trust banks, life and non-life insurance companies, securities companies, etc.) in their daily compliance, product development and other activities. In addition, our involvement has increased in the areas of finance, such as senior lending, mezzanine lending, subordinated debt and preferred equity relating to corporate acquisitions, and equity finance, such as IPOs.
Our firm’s major involvement is in real estate securitization, liquidation matters (including real estate development projects and J-REITs), etc. We handle these matters using anonymous association structures, as well as other structures under the trust law, trust business law, asset liquidation law (SPC law); we represent clients such as arrangers, originators, trustees (trust banks), lenders, special purpose companies (SPCs), liquidity providers (financial institutions, etc.), ratings institutions and investors; and our services include structuring, risk analysis (including conflict of interest risk analysis), incorporation of SPCs, drafting of relevant agreements, relevant negotiations, research of relevant laws, providing opinion letters, and other various activities. In the fields of real estate securitization and liquidation, we are also involved in legislation of relevant laws, improvement of legal systems and related activities.