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Office Overview

V&E’s Tokyo office was opened in 2004, expanding the firm’s Asia Pacific practice into one of the world’s major commercial and financial centers.

The Tokyo office is staffed with U.S.- and English-qualified lawyers who have experience in the following areas of corporate and commercial law: energy and infrastructure; mergers and acquisitions; project finance; real estate; and securitization and structured finance.

Our Tokyo office serves as an important base to assist both our Japanese and international energy and natural resources clients on a wide range of matters in the energy sector, including on international mergers and acquisitions, LNG sales, and project development transactions. We have the premier energy M&A, LNG, and project development practice in Asia, with leading experience across all aspects of the energy industry from upstream oil and gas to petrochemicals, clean energy, and renewables.

Vinson & Elkins also represents U.S. and non-U.S. clients who are active investors in the market for Asian distressed debt, real estate, and other distressed financial assets, particularly in Japan. Our lawyers have been active in transactions in this market since the late 1990s and, as a result, have developed a deep proficiency in financing portfolios of distressed assets. We are also available to assist high-technology Asian companies seeking to access Western capital.

Regardless of the specific nature of the transaction or financial structure, our attorneys pride themselves on developing creative, insightful, and cost-effective solutions to the issues facing our clients.

The global capability of V&E and the depth of experience of our lawyers make the Tokyo office uniquely suited to represent Japanese clients abroad and international clients in their transactions in Japan and elsewhere in the Asia Pacific region.

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Contact Information
Marunouchi Kitaguchi Building
18th Floor 
1-6-5 Marunouchi
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005
Tel  +81.3.3282.0450
Fax  +81.3.3282.0451

Office Managing Partner
James E.B. Atkin
Tel  +81.3.3282.0458

Asia Pacific Practice