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Hitoshi Sumiya

Partner
Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)

Biography

Hitoshi Sumiya has more than 20 years of experience advising on corporate finance and investment banking. He has written various articles on debt, equity, bond and REIT offerings. Mr. Sumiya has been a member of government-sponsored REIT working groups.

Practice Focus

Mr. Sumiya has extensive knowledge in securities regulations and acts for a number of investment banks, trust banks and issuers in relation to capital markets and M&A transactions. He represents underwriters and issuers for the international and domestic offering of equity, bonds and REITs. He also handles tender offers, debt restructuring — including debt-equity swap — debt assumption and corporate reorganizations. In addition, Mr. Sumiya assists non-Japanese clients on litigation and handled Japan’s first international share/cash tender offer and debt-equity swaps for recapitalization.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented major investment banks, trading companies, and electric power companies.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bar Association Research Institute - Financial Investments Exchange Law Division, Working Group Member of REIT Forum
  • First (Dai-Ichi) Tokyo Bar Association

Admissions

  • Japan (1987)

Education

  • New York University School of Law (LL.M. Corporate Law) (1991)
  • Legal Research & Training Institute of Supreme Court of Japan (1987)
  • Waseda University (LL.B.) (1983)

Languages

  • English
  • Japanese