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Chihiro Sasaki


Associate in our Corporate practice, based in Tokyo.

Chihiro has significant experience in U.S.-directed and Japanese cross-border equity and debt transactions and other corporate matters.


Experience highlights

Chihiro’s recent experience includes the following representations:

  • The underwriters on an SEC-registered offering of TLAC senior debt securities of Mizuho Financial Group
  • The Metropolis of Tokyo on its debut offering of U.S.-dollar denominated bonds under Rule 144A/Regulation S
  • The initial purchasers on:
    • An offering of TLAC senior debt securities by Mizuho Financial Group under Rule 144A/Regulation S
    • A follow-on global offering of investment units by Invincible Investment Corporation, a Japanese REIT, under Rule 144A/Regulation S
    • LaSalle LOGIPORT REIT’s global IPO of investment units
    • The debut offering of U.S.-dollar denominated debt securities by Central Japan Railway Company under Rule 144A/Regulation S
    • Suntory Holdings’ debut international bond offering*
    • The initial public offering by Seibu Holdings on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and subsequent secondary block offering by Cerberus affiliates*
  • The initial purchasers on global offering by:
    • Sharp*
    • Aozora Bank and secondary sale of shares by Cerberus affiliates*
    • All Nippon Airways*

* Selected representations before joining Davis Polk.

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Legal 500 Asia Pacific – Capital Markets: International Firms and Joint Ventures, Japan, Rising Star

LL.M., Duke University School of Law
LL.B., Keio University
Professional history
  • Davis Polk since 2015
  • Linklaters (Tokyo), 2006-2015
Qualifications and admissions
  • Dai-Ni Tokyo
  • State of New York
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