Project Finance and Capital Markets

Hashidate Law Office has been recognized throughout the years as a leader in the area of project finance and capital markets and has received numerous awards for its work in this specialized area. Hashidate Law Office has taken the forefront in this area of law and represented some of the top businesses in project finance and capital markets transactions.


Hashidate Law Office was instrumental in the introduction of American and other foreign tax leasing structures to the Japanese market and was among the first participants in the introduction and development of various airplane lease transactions in the 1980s, including the Shogun Lease (purchase and installment sell-back), the Kagonuke Lease (square trip transaction) and the Japanese Leveraged Lease. Hashidate Law Office has also represented leading Japanese leasing companies, foreign banks, and other financial institutions that were key participants in these transactions. Further, the firm has developed legal techniques that adapted several foreign leasing transaction structures to the Japanese legal system.


Hashidate Law Office’s representation of clients ranges from start-up business to leading multinational commercial enterprises. The firm’s expertise and ability to offer insightful legal and practical recommendations have long been key attractions to clients. Hashidate Law Office’s team has represented some of Japan’s top corporations through an array of project finance and capital markets matters, including financing aircraft, locomotives, autobuses, rolling stock, power plants, transformer substations, telephone switchboards, and cable ships, as well as establishing mortgages on foreign flag vessels and initiating proceedings for the seizure and auction of those vessels. Recently, the firm was involved in the composition and development of a wind power project. These transactions are usually global in scope and the parties typically include international airlines, governmental authorities, and other major multinational entities.


Furthermore, Hashidate Law Office handles financing for the acquisition of private and public companies; financing of asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities; leveraged recapitalization financings; transferring of lease rights and obligations; financing and negotiating the restructuring of lease transactions, including the arrangement of letters of credit, the issuance of certificates of deposit, bankers’ acceptances, bank guarantees; establishing an international credit card cooperative; and advising on the establishment of subsidiaries doing financial business. 

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