Partner | Tokyo
*Withers Bengoshi Houjin is organised as a local partnership, under the Japanese Civil Code, whose partners are only Japanese qualified lawyers (bengoshi) and non-Japanese lawyers (attorneys-at-law admitted in California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii and New York) who are registered foreign lawyers in Japan (gaikokuho jimu bengoshi). Naoki Ueyama is from Withers Bengoshi Houjin.
Asia Pacific’s leading premium flexible workspace provider
Represented JustCo Holdings (JCH) and JustGroup Holdings on the proposed combination of the businesses of the two entities into JCH.
International real estate developer
Represented an international real estate developer with over US$32 billion in gross assets under management as lead counsel on the Japan legal aspects of a joint venture with the Abu Dhabi Investment Council ("ADIC") for a platform to acquire portfolios of residential assets in Japan
Represented foreign investors in making investment in real properties (including non-performing mortgage loan portfolios and hotel acquisitions) and its finance through "GK-TK"(a-silent partnership agreement (tokumei kumiai keiyaku)) scheme and "TMK"(a special purpose company (tokutei mokuteki kaisha)) scheme.
Japanese and international financial institutions
Represented Japanese and international financial institutions in making non-recourse securitizable loans secured by real properties and non-performing mortgage loan portfolios in Japan.
Represented Japanese banks in making acquisition finance, including MBO/LBO finance and share acquisition finance.
Represented borrowers in finance transactions, including LBO finance, share acquisition finance and corporate finance.