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David C. Snowden
 

David C. Snowden

Counsel
 
41st Floor 9-10, Roppongi 1-Chome
Ark Hills Sengokuyama Mori Tower
Minato-Ku, Tokyo 106-0032 JP
 
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Fax: +81-3-5562-6202

Counsel based in Simpson Thacher’s Tokyo office, David Snowden focuses on capital markets transactions. He advises both Japanese issuers and international financial institutions on a wide range of securities offerings, including global IPOs by Japanese issuers, Rule 144A/Regulation S international debt and equity offerings and public offerings in the United States.

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Work Highlights
  • Nissan Motor Co. in its offering of senior dollar-denominated notes and senior euro-denominated notes
  • Japan Airlines in its follow-on offering
  • Rakuten Group in its offerings of senior notes and subordinated notes
  • Underwriters in several follow-on offerings by Japan Post Holdings and JAPAN POST INSURANCE
  • Olympus Corporation in its offering of senior notes
  • Underwriters in several registered and Rule 144A / Regulation S debt offerings by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
  • The Norinchukin Bank in its offering of green bonds
  • Asahi Group Holdings in its follow-on offering and bond offering
Accolades
  • “Rising Star: Gaiben, Capital Markets: International Firms and Joint Ventures in Japan,” Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2021 and 2020
Education
  • Cornell Law School, 2007 LL.M.
  • University of Warwick, 2003 LL.M. International Economic Law
  • University of Kent, 2002 LL.B. Law and French Law
  • Université de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2001 Licence en droit
Admissions
  • New York 

David Snowden is Counsel in Simpson Thacher’s Tokyo office and a member of the Firm’s Capital Markets Practice. He advises both Japanese issuers and international financial institutions on a wide range of securities offerings, including global IPOs by Japanese issuers, Rule 144A/Regulation S international debt and equity offerings and public offerings in the United States. David is a native French speaker and is proficient in Japanese.

David was listed as a Rising Star: Gaiben in the category of Capital Markets: International Firms and Joint Ventures in Japan in the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2021 and 2020 editions.

David’s representative transactions include advising:

  • Nissan Motor Co. in its offering of senior dollar-denominated notes and senior euro-denominated notes
  • Japan Airlines in its follow-on offering
  • Rakuten Group in its offerings of senior notes and subordinated notes
  • Underwriters in several follow-on offerings by Japan Post Holdings and JAPAN POST INSURANCE
  • Olympus Corporation in its offering of senior notes
  • Underwriters in several registered and Rule 144A /Regulation S debt offerings by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
  • The Norinchukin Bank in its offering of green bonds
  • Asahi Group Holdings in its follow-on offering and bond offering
  • PHC Holdings Corporation in its global IPO
  • Underwriters in a debt offering by Panasonic Corporation
  • Mitsui Fudosan in several offerings of senior notes
  • Underwriters in the global IPO and follow-on offering of freee K.K.
  • MACROMILL in its global IPO
  • Katitas in its global IPO
  • Seibu Holdings in its global IPO
  • Dexerials Corporation in its global IPO
  • Hulic in several follow-on offerings
  • Daiwa House Industry in its follow-on offering
  • Underwriters in the global IPO and numerous follow-on offerings of Nippon Prologis REIT
  • Underwriters in the global IPO and several follow-on offerings of Daiwa House REIT Investment Corporation
  • Underwriters in several follow-on offerings of AEON REIT Investment Corporation
  • ARUHI Corporation in its global IPO and follow-on offering
  • The underwriters in a follow-on offering by Yakult Honsha
  • The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company in several offerings of subordinated notes
  • Seven & i Holdings in its offering of senior notes
  • Underwriters in numerous registered debt offerings and Rule 144A/Regulation S debt offerings by Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and its banking subsidiaries
  • Underwriters in numerous registered debt offerings and Rule 144A/Regulation S debt offerings by Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group and its banking subsidiaries
  • Underwriters in several registered debt offerings by ORIX Corporation
  • Underwriters in numerous Section 3(a)(2) debt offerings by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation under its global medium term note program
  • Underwriters in several registered debt offerings of senior notes by Nomura Holdings
  • Mizuho Corporate Bank in its offering of senior notes guaranteed by Mizuho Financial Group
  • Resona Holdings in its follow-on offering
  • All Nippon Airways in its follow-on offering

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