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Seishi Ikeda

Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)


Seishi Ikeda has been a partner in the Firm’s Tokyo office since 2004 and has twenty years of legal experience handling investment banks, listed companies and funds in the areas of banking and finance and capital markets. He has participated in several seminars related to his field and periodically holds study sessions at securities companies. Mr. Ikeda has also co-authored several publications, including the M&A Handbook on Conducting Business Practically. He practiced with Aoki & Partners in 1999, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood in New York from 2000 to 2001 and Linklaters in London in 2001.

Practice Focus

Mr. Ikeda's practice covers many domestic and international real estate securitization and non-recourse loan deals using TK-GK and TMK schemes, trust and equity issuance and offering deals. He also handles domestic listing matters and IPOs by Japanese companies, including global offerings, samurai bond offerings, public offerings, private placement of investment funds, cross-border M&A deals, derivatives and trust-related deals. In addition, he handles general corporate law, including compliance issues involving insider and regulatory matters.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acquisition, liquidation or securitization of large domestic hotels and commercial facilities
  • Acquisition of ski-resorts by foreign based fund / investors
  • Non-recourse loan towards commercial and residential buildings
  • Global offerings by domestic and foreign companies
  • Acting for issuing companies on shareholders litigation on loss of shares

Professional Honors

  • Leading Lawyer for Real Estate, Chamber Asia, 2013
  • Up and Coming Lawyer for Capital Markets, Chambers Global, 2012
  • Up and Coming Lawyer for Capital Markets and Real Estate, Chambers Asia, 2012
  • Leading Lawyer for Capital Markets Debts and Equity, IFLR1000, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association - Member
  • Japan Securities Dealer Association - Member


  • New York~United States (2001)
  • Japan (1994)


  • Emory University (LL.M.) (2000)
  • Legal Research & Training Institute of Supreme Court of Japan (1994)
  • University of Tokyo (LL.B.) (1991)


  • English
  • Japanese