Chihiro Sasaki
  1. Associate

Mr. Sasaki is an associate in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, resident in the Tokyo office. He has significant experience in U.S.-directed and Japanese cross-border equity and debt transactions and other corporate matters.

Work Highlights

Mr. Sasaki’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.


  • IFLR Asia Awards 2014 – “Rising Star” Award (Debt and Equity-Linked)

Professional History

  • Davis Polk, 2015-2017; since 2018
  • Linklaters, Tokyo, 2006-2015

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • Dai-Ni Tokyo


  • LL.B., Keio University, 2002
  • LL.M., Law, Duke University School of Law, 2018


  • Japanese