Naoki Ueyama

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.


Track record

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

Foreign investors

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.

Japanese banks

Represented Japanese banks in making acquisition finance, including MBO/LBO finance and share acquisition finance.

Finance transactions

Represented borrowers in finance transactions, including LBO finance, share acquisition finance and corporate finance.