Davis Polk’s Tokyo office, which opened in 1987, was among the first Asian offices established by the top Wall Street firms. The Tokyo office is staffed by one partner qualified in Japan as a Foreign Special Member (Gaikokuho-Jimu-Bengoshi) of the Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association and six other professionals under direct supervision.
The principal focus in our Tokyo office is on capital markets transactions and mergers and acquisitions/joint ventures involving Japanese and foreign enterprises. We also work on high-yield debt and acquisition finance, structured and project finance and credit and leveraged finance transactions as well as compliance and internal investigations, and a broad range of other corporate and advisory projects. We play a central role in the flow of major cross-border transactions involving many sectors of the Japanese economy with a particular concentration in technology and financial institutions.