Minoru Kobayashi is a partner at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune and has been involved in a wide range of real estate transactions, including sale and purchase of real estate, commercial leasing and real estate developments. Mr Kobayashi has particular strength in complex real estate finance and real estate funds, and regularly represents lenders, sponsors, asset managers, developers, investors and other key players, including various financial institutions and global real estate funds, dealing with various types of assets including office buildings, residential buildings, commercial facilities, logistics facilities, hotels and healthcare assets.
Mr Kobayashi's practice also focuses on capital market transactions and has represented domestic and foreign issuers and managers in public and private offerings of debt and equity securities in Japan and globally. With the combination of his real estate and capital market practice, he is also highly experienced in handling public and private offerings of units of Japanese REITs (real estate investment trusts).
In addition to his real estate and capital market practice, Mr Kobayashi also has experience in mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters including corporate restructurings, licensing and international trade.
Mr Kobayashi is a graduate of the University of Tokyo (LLB, 1995) and the University of Virginia (LLM, 2002). Mr Kobayashi is admitted to practice law in Japan (1997) and New York (2003).
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune is a full-service corporate law firm, with roots dating back to 1952. It has over 430 Japanese and foreign attorneys. The firm is mentioned by legal periodicals as one of the leading Japanese firms in regard to real estate and capital markets matters, and Mr Kobayashi has been individually mentioned as among the top lawyers in these fields.