Morrison & Foerster Further Strengthens Market-Leading Asian Corporate Practice with New Partner in Tokyo

Morrison & Foerster, a leading global law firm and the largest international firm in Japan, is pleased to announce that Jesse Gillespie has joined the firm’s Tokyo office as a partner in its Corporate practice. Mr. Gillespie comes to Morrison & Foerster from Sullivan & Cromwell. He brings to the firm strong expertise in cross-border capital markets transactions.

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Mayer Brown to Open New Office in Tokyo in 2018

Mayer Brown is pleased to announce that the firm intends to open a new office in Tokyo, Japan in the first half of 2018. The office, which will be spearheaded by a team led by new partner Rupert Burrows, will draw on Mayer Brown’s global platform to serve the firm’s growing client base in Japan.  Mr. Burrows, who comes to the firm from Ashurst, where he served as the head of that firm’s Tokyo office, is highly regarded in Japan for his broad experience in projects and energy work around the world, including related corporate M&A transactions and finance.

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Squire Patton Boggs Adds Experienced Corporate Partner in Tokyo

Squire Patton Boggs has announced the appointment of Corporate partner Rika Beppu. Ms. Beppu was previously head of Corporate and M&A at Hogan Lovells in Tokyo, and she also served as office managing partner and head of the corporate department at Simmons & Simmons in Tokyo.

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Leading Real Estate Partner Joshua Isenberg Joins Morrison & Foerster in Tokyo

Morrison & Foerster, a leading global law firm, is pleased to announce that Joshua Isenberg has joined the firm’s Tokyo office as a partner in its real estate practice. Mr. Isenberg comes to Morrison & Foerster from Paul Hastings, where he led its local real estate practice in Tokyo. He brings to the firm strong expertise in cross-border transactions.

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Simpson Thacher Represents the Dealers in Connection with the Update of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation’s $50 Billion Medium Term Notes Program and Senior Notes Offering Thereunder

Simpson Thacher recently represented the dealers in connection with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation’s (“SMBC”) update of its US$50 billion Global Medium Term Notes Program and the offering of US$3 billion of senior notes thereunder. The senior notes were guaranteed by SMBC’s New York branch and offered and sold in reliance on the exemption from SEC registration provided in Section 3(a)(2) of the Securities Act. SMBC Nikko Capital Markets Limited, Barclays Bank PLC, Barclays Capital Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Merrill Lynch International, Nomura Securities International, Inc. and SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc. are dealers under the program. Goldman, Sachs & Co., SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Barclays Capital Inc. and Nomura Securities International, Inc. acted as the representatives for the offering of the senior notes.

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