Our global transport practice is comprised of 400 lawyers who deliver in-depth knowledge of the global aviation, rail and shipping industries. As one of the leading full-service legal practices in the transport sector, our lawyers provide clients with a comprehensive understanding of how transportation industries operate on a local and global scale.

Our world-class lawyers have a longstanding track record of innovation in the transport sector, with experience in all forms of finance and leasing structures, litigation and disputes matters and corporate dealings spanning M&A, private equity, joint ventures, strategic alliances and other forms of cooperation.

With lawyers in every major global financial center, our transport law team also works in close collaboration with our lawyers in energy, infrastructure and resources; financial institutions; and technology, enabling us to provide support on any issues affecting our transport clients.

Our team in Tokyo provides clients operating in the aviation, rail and shipping sectors with in-depth knowledge and unique industry insight, gained from experience of working on all sides of major transactions. Our team is able to draw on support, as required, from our global network to deliver seamless advice on all aspects of legal issues faced by clients in the transportation industry.

In addition, we have a dedicated team of shipping lawyers who advise leading Japan-based and international financial institutions and shipping companies on the full range of cross-border shipping and offshore transactions, including ship financing and other maritime-related investment activities such as loan book acquisitions and maritime contract work, including time charter negotiations. The team also works with our global colleagues to advise on issues arising from ship management documentation, charters, shipbuilding and conversion contracts.

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Market recognition

Chambers Global, Asia-Pacific Region: Aviation: Finance Chambers and Partners, 2024
Chambers Global, Global Market Leaders: Asset Finance Chambers and Partners, 2024



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