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Tokyo Partners and Counsel

David Azcue - Partner - Headshot
David Azcue - Partner

David Azcue is a Partner in the Firm’s Tokyo office, where he co-heads our Private Funds Practice in Japan. He has spent over 30 years in Japan as a student, entrepreneur, in-house legal team member of a high-tech Japanese manufacturing company, professional translator and interpreter, and for the past 15 years as a private funds attorney with the Firm, mainly in Tokyo. David has been recognized as a leading private funds lawyer by numerous authorities including Chambers Asia-Pacific and Who’s Who Legal, and brings to his practice a deep understanding of Japan and broad experience in global fundraisings for private investment funds.

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Alan G. Cannon - Partner Alan Cannon, based in the Firm’s Tokyo office, has extensive experience in advising Japanese and international financial institutions on a wide range of capital markets transactions. His experience includes securities offerings registered in the U.S., global IPOs by Japanese issuers and international debt offerings by Japanese financial institutions. Alan also works on cross-border merger and acquisition transactions. Alan has been cited by Chambers Global, Chambers Asia and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, among others, for his capital markets expertise.
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Takahiro Saito - Partner Bilingual in English and Japanese, Taki Saito is a Partner in our Tokyo office, concentrating on capital markets and M&A transactions. He regularly advises issuers and underwriters on global securities offerings by Japanese issuers—including Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings and U.S.-registered offerings, as well as listings by Japanese issuers on U.S. securities exchanges. Taki’s IPO clients include Recruit Holdings in its $1.8 billion IPO and listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Regulation S/Rule 144A offering of common stock; and Seibu Holdings in its $438 million IPO and listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Regulation S/Rule 144A offering of common stock. On debt offerings, he has experience advising virtually all of the major underwriters in the market with respect to multiple senior and subordinated debt offerings.
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Jonathan G. Stradling - Counsel

As a member of the Firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice, Jonathan is regularly involved in the Firm’s representation of corporations and private equity sponsors in mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, carve-outs, investments, joint ventures, recapitalizations and other corporate transactions across a wide range of industries, including financial institutions, infrastructure, energy, industrials and technology, among others, as well as a wide range of corporate governance matters. Jonathan is fluent in Japanese.