About Davis & Takahashi
Published: Sunday, 30 January 2011
Davis LLP, with its leading Japan practice in Canada, has formed Davis & Takahashi, a foreign law joint enterprise1 established with one of Japan's preeminent finance and corporate law team led by Hiroaki Takahashi. The team, once part of Japan's leading law firms, has worked mainly in the areas of structured finance, project finance, PFI and banking with the support of Japanese and overseas financial organizations and businesses.
Davis LLP, which was established in 1892 and has law offices in every major Canadian city, has advised Japanese companies seeking to expand overseas as well as overseas companies looking to enter the Japanese market for over 65 years. In recent years, Davis LLP has gained the reputation as a top Canadian law firm when it comes to infrastructure, project finance and PPP.
With the recent establishment of Davis & Takahashi, the firm has combined the accumulated knowledge and experience of its corps of Japanese and overseas legal professionals. In addition to core services in the area of corporate law, Davis & Takahashi will focus on four key areas: finance; corporate/M&A; infrastructure/PPP/PFI and natural resources and energy development/transactions. The firm is committed to offering high-quality legal services at costs comparable to those of domestic law firms.
1*Davis & Takahashi is a foreign law joint enterprise regulated by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations in accordance with the Japanese Civil Code and the provisions of the Special Measures Law Concerning the Handling of Legal Business by Foreign Lawyers. The Special Measures Law permits Japanese qualified lawyers (bengoshi) to form a partnership with only non-Japanese lawyers who are registered foreign lawyers in Japan (gaikokuho jimu bengoshi).
Areas of Law Covered in Japan
In addition to its core services in the area of corporate law, Davis & Takahashi offers a high degree of specialized knowledge and a wealth of experience in the following four areas:
Davis & Takahashi provides constructive, flexible and timely legal services aimed at organizing deals on behalf of our clients based on market practices in fields that require a wealth of specialized knowledge and experience such as structured finance, project finance, real estate finance, leveraged finance, banking, capital markets and J-REIT.
Davis & Takahashi has provided support for Japanese companies seeking to expand their businesses into North and South America, Asia and Europe as well as for overseas enterprises wishing to expand into Japan. With a wealth of experience in this area, Davis & Takahashi is able to provide clients with constructive and strategic legal services critical to efforts in implementing strategic business management related to M&A, various types of business partnerships, corporate reorganizations and restructuring, and other general corporate fields where strategic business management plays an important role.
Davis & Takahashi has a wealth of experience when it comes to such Japanese domestic infrastructure projects as PFI and wind power generation, and also serves as a legal advisor for lenders, supporters, contractors and public bodies related to infrastructure and PPP in North and South America, Europe and other regions. In recent years, Davis & Takahashi has focused its attention on infrastructure exports to developing nations in regions such as Asia and South America, as well as project finance and PPP in developing nations. Davis & Takahashi adapts to the establishment of, and modifications to, judicial systems in developing nations in a timely manner. We are able to act on behalf of clients working in related fields, providing them with legal services backed by knowledge and experience.
Natural Resources and Energy Development/Transactions
Davis & Takahashi is experienced when it comes to issues related to the development of natural resources such as petroleum and minerals found in resource-rich Canada and similar regions, as well as investment matters related to this development. Moreover, Davis & Takahashi possesses a high level of specialized knowledge and a wealth of experience as a leading law firm when it comes to measures to cope with global warming, emissions trading and the development of alternative energy sources. We are well-prepared to meet the evolving needs related to natural resources and energy development and transactions.