Partner | Tokyo
Secretary Miho Hiramatsu
*Our Firm is a foreign law joint enterprise (gaikokuhou kyoudou jigyou) between Withers Gaikokuhou Jimu Bengoshi Houjin (whose member and its employees are attorneys-at-law admitted in California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii and New York, all of whom are foreign registered attorneys (Gaikokuhou Jimu Bengoshi) in Japan) and Withers Bengoshi Houjin (whose member and its employees are qualified Japanese bengoshi), as defined under Article 2, item 15 of the Special Measures Law Concerning the Handling of Legal Business by Foreign Lawyers (Gaikoku Bengoshi ni yoruHouritsu Jimu no Toriatsukai ni kansuru TokubetsuSochiho) of Japan.
Gerald Fujii is a partner in the real estate team of the Tokyo office.Gerald is highly regarded in the real estate sector, and his clients benefit from his experience working on landmark deals.
He focuses on real estate and on corporate and international finance. He has advised clients on some of the highest profile cross-border real estate transactions in Japan, including transactions that won Real Estate Deal of the Year in 2009 and 2010. He also advises on green financing, including on the first green loan and the first sustainability-linked loan that were used to finance data center developments in Japan.
His clients include real estate investment funds, REITs, sovereign wealth funds and real estate lenders. Recent representative transactions include advising Secured Capital and its real estate investment funds on its transactions in Japan and China, including hard asset and loan acquisitions, buy-backs and workouts of distressed debt, and advising Shinsei Bank on a major real estate loan restructuring.
In Chambers Asia-Pacific, Gerald is praised by peers as a 'very experience, solid and practical attorney' who is 'good to work with, smart and focused.'.