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Tomohiro Kandori

Tomohiro Kandori has extensive experience in both domestic and cross-border finance transactions. His practice focuses mainly on real estate finance and asset finance. He has advised on numerous transactions as counsel for domestic and foreign investors including investment funds, financial institutions, investment managers and developers from the US, Europe and Asia. He has also represented lenders in numerous structured finance transactions and in restructuring distressed investment projects. He also worked as an in-house counsel for the London branch of a global financial institution.



University of Tokyo (LL.B.) 


University of California, Berkeley School of Law (LL.M.)

Professional experience

2002 - 2018

Nishimura & Asahi

2009 - 2011

A global financial institution (legal division), London

2018 -

PwC Legal Japan


February 2024 Recent updates on merger review practices in Japan
May 2023 Numerical criteria introduced for clarifying the scope of regulations on crypto-assets in Japan
May 2022 Japanese Regulations on Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

Februrary 2022

Japan establishes new exempted structures for investment management businesses
July 2021 Japan Establishes New Exempted Structures for Investment Management Businesses
April 2021 Asset Managers & FinTech Companies Registration Guidebook (co-author: Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Supervisor: Financial Services Agency)

August 2017

Corpus Juris Finance (Completely Revised Edition)

February 2015

Real Estate Law Review (Japan chapter, “Law Business Research”)

November 2011 “The Impact of Recent Legislative Developments on Legal Infrastructures of Japanese Real Estate Investment” (Real Estate Finance & Investment Review 2011-2012)
July 2007 Mechanism and Practice of the Act on Electronic Registered Receivables