Financial institutions

Our team of more than 1,000 global financial institutions lawyers provide a full business law service to many of the world’s leading banks, asset managers, financial investors and insurance companies, both domestically and internationally.

"Advises renowned Japanese and international lenders and corporations on syndicated loans, refinancings and other facilities." Chambers Global, 2021

From more than 50 offices in the world’s key business centers and the fastest growing markets, our lawyers are perfectly positioned to help clients realize their financial objectives and optimize opportunities presented by today’s market. We are able to draw upon our depth of experience across the financial services sector, providing tailored legal advice on high-level and complex assignments.

We are equally skilled at helping clients navigate the challenges resulting from disruptive technology and regulatory change, with extensive knowledge of digital risk, cryptocurrencies, distributed ledgers and smart contracts. We also offer clients a global cyber-crisis response team, with experience representing some of the world’s largest banks in regulatory investigations.

From Japan, we regularly advise Japanese and international export credit agencies, as well as leading Japan-based and international commercial lenders, financiers, insurers and asset managers in navigating complex cross-border regulatory issues alongside colleagues across our global network. Our team has significant experience in the financial markets and we advise on a wide range of transactions, including shipping and aviation finance, project finance and corporate finance. 

Our areas of work include

  • Asset and wealth management
  • Banks
  • Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity
  • Financial investors
  • Financial services and regulation
  • FinTech
  • Insurance
  • InsurTech
  • Regulation and investigations

Awards and accolades

  • Chambers Asia-Pacific, Japan: Banking & Finance: International, Chambers and Partners, 2021
  • Chambers Global, Japan: Banking & Finance: International, Chambers and Partners, 2021
  • Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, Japan: Banking & Finance: International Firms and Joint Ventures, The Legal 500, 2021




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