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- Practice areas:
- M&AJoint VenturesCross-border M&ACorporate GovernanceCorporate DisputesCorporate & Commercial TransactionsCapital MarketsBankingFinance Regulations/ComplianceAsset Management/FundsREIT/Real Estate FinanceStructured Finance/SecuritizationProject FinanceAcquisition FinanceSecurities Litigation/Disputes Related to Financial ProductsCross-border Financial TransactionsReal EstateInternational LitigationInternational ArbitrationIP TransactionsCorporate Crisis ManagementComplianceInsider TradingOther Breaches of the Financial Instruments & Exchange ActBreaches of Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption Laws & RegulationsTax CounselingLabor LawCross-border Transactions (General)Global ComplianceNatural Resources & EnergyMedical Field/HealthcareChinaHong KongKoreaTaiwanSingaporeMalaysiaIndonesiaThailandMyanmarIndiaTurkey/Middle EastEU & EU Member StatesUnited States
- Admitted in Japan (1990)
Admitted in New York (1996)
Yoshihiko Kawakami is a renowned expert in the sphere of corporate finance and real estate. He works predominantly in the areas of real estate, structured finance, and international finance.
Among other things, Mr. Kawakami is recognized as an authority on real-estate finance and a pioneer in structured finance. He has advised on various types of real property and its related finance, as well as investment funds, including J-REITs and private real-estate funds. He has been involved in numerous significant transactions employing various structures; these transactions have included a variety of underlying assets, including those that are not monetary claims or real property, such as movable property, whole businesses, and intellectual property.
His expertise extends to other international and domestic finance areas, such as banking, trust, and securities regulation, and equity and mezzanine finance including BIS finance, project finance, public sector finance, Islamic finance, and finance in the renewable energy sector, including mega solar project bonds.
He also heads the firm’s Middle East Practice Team, and has advised on various matters in relation to that region, as well as Asian countries.
- Harvard Law School (LL.M.)
- The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)
- 1995 - 1996
- Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York