Opened in 1987, Skadden’s Tokyo office was the first international office of the firm. We operate as a gaikokuho kyodo jigyo (foreign law joint enterprise) with bengoshi who are licensed to practice law and appear in Japanese courts.
Skadden has extensive experience representing a broad spectrum of Japanese, U.S. and other international clients in highly diverse and complex cross-border transactions involving global markets. These transactions include: mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures; capital markets and structured finance transactions; and real estate acquisitions, joint ventures, and debt and equity financings. We also assist clients in restructurings and in the formation of investment funds.
Skadden ranked as a Tier 1 firm for M&A in Japan in 2015 by Asian Legal Business. We were ranked in the top three for completed Japanese M&A deals in 2015 according to Thomson Reuters. In addition, Skadden was named 2014 “Most Responsive International Firm of the Year, Japan” by ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL.