About the Office
Davis Polk’s Tokyo office opened in 1987 and was among the first Asian offices founded by the top Wall Street firms. Active in Japan for over 90 years, today we are among the leading U.S. legal advisers on complex transactions involving Japanese companies and the Japanese marketplace. The principal focus of our Tokyo office is capital markets transactions and mergers and acquisitions/joint ventures involving Japanese and international enterprises. We also work on cross-border insolvency and restructuring, finance and credit transactions as well as antitrust and competition, litigation, global enforcement and investigations, and other corporate and advisory projects.
Our Tokyo professionals are highly skilled and are among the market’s top legal advisers. Our Tokyo professionals are fluent in Japanese and deeply knowledgeable about both U.S. law and the Japanese business environment, having either started in Tokyo or spent the majority of their legal careers in Japan. Professionals in our Tokyo office also frequently collaborate across our offices, working closely with colleagues who are leaders in their respective fields to deliver timely advice in real-time in Japan.
Tokyo professionals are directly supervised by two partners and one counsel, each qualified in Japan as a Foreign Special Member (Gaikokuho-Jimu-Bengoshi) of the Dai-Ichi or Dai-Ni Tokyo Bar Associations.