Hiroaki Takahashi is a leading corporate and structured finance lawyer with extensive experience in securitisation, asset-backed securities, debt restructuring and other structured and cross-border finance, funds (Reits), banking, trusts, securities transactions, M&A, buyouts, restructuring and other general corporate matters. His client base mostly comsists of international financial institutions, security and credit card companies and multinational corporations.
His professional experience includes: representing clients in securitization of receivables, real estate and business, project finance, and PFI/PPP; representing clients in loan transactions, syndicated loan transactions and ABL transactions; providing legal advice on financial regulations including the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, Banking Act, and Trust Business Act; representing clients in M&A transactions, joint-venture transactions and other corporate matters; and representing clients in litigation and other dispute resolution matters including labour issues and financial transactions.
Hiroaki has been recognised as a Legal 500 Leading Individual, 2006-2015 in the areas of securitization, banking and finance, and projects and energy; and by Best Lawyers, 2009-2015, for securitisation, banking and finance, capital markets, and projects and energy.
He has been listed in Legal Media Group's Guides to the World's Leading Lawyers, 2008-2015, for structured finance and securitisation; in PLC Which Lawyer?, 2006?2013, in capital markets: securitisation, and real estate; and in Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2006-2015, in banking and finance: domestic.
Hiroaki is a member of the Japan Association of the Law of Finance.