The Tokyo office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP opened in 1987, the first international office of the firm. The office operates as a gaikokuho kyodo jigyo (foreign law joint enterprise) with bengoshi who are licensed to practice law and appear in Japanese courts.
Skadden, Arps 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. In addition, Skadden was named the International Law Firm of the Year for Japan by Chambers at its 2010 Asian Awards, which noted the firm’s Japanese and U.S. capabilities in real estate, investment funds, corporate finance, M&A and structured finance.