Kazuyuki Nishihara provides legal support (drafting or reviewing agreements and relevant documents, providing legal advice on regulatory matters, etc.) for the following transactions: (1) acquisition finance (LBO/MBO), (2) M&A, (3) venture capital finance, (4) investment in private equity funds, and (5) project finance for renewable energy. He also provides legal support for (6) over-the-counter (OTC) derivative transactions, securities lending and repo transaction, (7) corporate matters (compliance, review of commercial agreements, litigation, etc.), (8) bankruptcy, (9) distressed M&A, (10) real estate transaction.

Practice Areas

Acquisition finance (LBO/MBO) (senior loan, mezzanine loan, preferred stock), M&A, venture capital finance (preferred stock, equity warrant, stock option), private equity funds (Japan, Cayman Islands, the State of Delaware), project finance for renewable energy, OTC derivative, securities lending, repo transaction, corporate matter (compliance, review of commercial agreements, litigation, etc.), bankruptcy, distressed M&A (civil rehabilitation), real estate litigation, real estate acquisition (due diligence, review of purchase agreement) and real estate finance (TMK, GK-TK).

Languages

Japanese, English

02/2016 - 05/2019 Aozora Bank, Ltd. (Transaction Management Group)
08/2013 - 07/2014 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (New York)
07/2010 - 06/2010 Financial Services Agency (Japan)
10/2006 - 01/2016 City-Yuwa Partners
05/2013 Vanderbilt University Law School (LL.M.)
03/1998 The University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law (Bachelor of Law)
10/2006 - Japan Federation of Bar Associations
10/2006 - Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association
11/2017 New York State Bar Association
2007 - Corporate Law Committee at Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association
2007 - Financial Instruments and Exchange Act Committee at Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association
04/2020 “Questions and Answers on Amendments of Companies Act of Japan in 2019” (Shinnippon-Hoki Publishing Co.,Ltd.) (Co-Author)
01/2020 “Questions and Answers on Legal Issues handled by Legal Department of Securities Firms” (Chuokeizai-sha, Inc.) (Co-Author)
07/2019 “Questions and Answers on Legal Issues handled by Legal Department of Banks” (Chuokeizai-sha, Inc.) (Co-editor and Co-Author)
11/2011 “The Answer Book on Amendment of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act in 2011” (Shojihomu Co., Ltd.) (Co-Author)
10/2009 “Questions and Answers on Duties and Responsibilities of Directors and Officers (Dai-ichi Hoki Co., Ltd.) (Co-Author)
11/2008 “Trust Law and Bankruptcy Law“ (Shojihomu Co., Ltd.) (Co-Author)