Lucas Charles Adams
  1. Associate

Mr. Adams is an associate in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practicing in the Tokyo office. He advises primarily on cross-border M&A and capital markets transactions. A native English speaker and fluent in Japanese, he joined the firm’s Tokyo office in 2019.

Work Highlights

SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS BEFORE JOINING DAVIS POLK
M&A
  • The family office of the founders of a leading Chinese multinational technology company on various investments in U.S. public and private companies, including the acquisition of a professional sports team and an investment in and strategic cooperation with a New York-based leading alternative asset management company
  • Key Energy Services, Inc. in the sale of its frac stack and well testing business to Covenant Testing Technologies, LLC, an affiliate of Catapult Energy Services Group, LLC, an oilfield services portfolio company funded by NGP and NGP Energy Technology Partners
  • Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Holdings in its intended investment in Scor
  • Multiple Japanese companies as U.S. counsel in connection with their business combination transactions involving a registration exemption under Rule 802 of the U.S. Securities Act and filing of Form CBs 
Capital Markets
  • The underwriters on the IPO of Levi Strauss & Co.
  • The underwriters on the IPO of Anaplan, Inc.
  • The underwriters on multiple SEC-registered equity offerings by Oaktree Capital
  • Rakuten, Inc. on its debut global offering of common stock under Rule 144A/Regulation S
  • Nippon Prologis REIT, Inc., a Japanese REIT, in its global IPO and multiple follow-on global offerings of investment units under Rule 144A/Regulation S
  • Japan Retail Fund Investment Corporation, a Japanese REIT, on multiple follow-on global offerings of investment units under Rule 144A/Regulation S
  • Industrial & Infrastructure Fund Investment Corporation, a Japanese REIT, on multiple follow-on global offerings of investment units under Rule 144A/Regulation S
  • The initial purchasers on debt offerings of U.S.-dollar-denominated subordinated notes by Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited under Rule 144A/Regulation S
  • The initial purchasers on a global offering of investment units by Mori Hills REIT Investment Corporation, a Japanese REIT, under Rule 144A/Regulation S
  • The initial purchasers in the global IPO of Tsubaki Nakashima Co., Ltd.
  • The initial purchasers on follow-on global offerings of investment units by GLP J-REIT, a Japanese REIT, under Rule 144A/Regulation S
  • The initial purchasers on a global equity offering by Kobe Steel, Ltd. under Rule 144A/Regulation S
  • The initial purchasers on a global equity offering by Mitsubishi Motors Corporation under Rule 144A/Regulation S
  • Japan Tobacco Inc. on its debt offering of U.S.-dollar-denominated subordinated notes under Rule 144A/Regulation S
  • The initial purchaser on the global IPO of Nomura Real Estate Master Fund Inc. under Rule 144A/Regulation S
  • Multiple Japanese companies in connection with their ongoing U.S. disclosure obligations

Professional History

  • Associate, Davis Polk since 2019
  • Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell, Palo Alto, 2016-2019
  • Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell, Tokyo, 2012-2016

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • State of California

Education

  • B.A., Japanese Language and Culture, UC Los Angeles, 2005
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2012

Languages

  • Japanese