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Yoshiaki Shimizu

Yoshiaki Shimizu

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Yoshiaki Shimizu
志水 芳彰

Yoshiaki Shimizu specialises in real estate finance, real estate investment, development, structured finance, general banking and fund regulations.

不動産ファイナンス、不動産投資、不動産開発、ストラクチャード・ファイナンス、一般銀行取引及びファンド規制を専門とする 

  • JV formed by Mitsui Fudosan, AIMCo and Stanhope on development financing of Phase 1 of BBC Television Centre, White City
  • Lloyds Bank, QNB and Dekabank on refinancing of 8 Canada Square, Canary Wharf
  • The State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the acquisition of a retail building named Kirarito Ginza located in Ginza, Tokyo
  • RREEF on the acquisition of a commercial building in Shinsai-bashi, Osaka
  • ロンドン、ホワイトシティのBBC Television Centreへの開発型ファイナンス案件に関して三井不動産、AIMCo及びStanhopeの3社のJVに助言
  • ロンドン、カナリーウォーフの8 Canada Squareへのリファイナンス案件に関してLloyds Bank、QNB及びDekabankに助言
  • 銀座の商業施設、KIRARITO GINZAの取得に関してアゼルバイジャン共和国の政府系ファンドであるSOFAZに助言
  • 大阪心斎橋の商業施設ビル取得のためRREEFに助言

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Tokyo (LLB) 2003
  • Admitted as a bengoshi in Japan 2008
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2008
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (LLM) 2013
  • Secondment to real estate business of a major international conglomerate 2013-2014
  • Clifford Chance, London 2014-2015
  • Counsel since 2018
  • Partner since May 2023

経歴、資格

  • 2003年 東京大学法学部卒業
  • 2008年 弁護士登録
  • 2008年 Clifford Chance – 東京
  • 2013年 ロンドン・スクール・オブ・エコノミクス (LL.M.)修了
  • 2013-2014年 大手外資系企業不動産部門へ出向
  • 2014-2015年 Clifford Chance - ロンドン
  • 2018年 カウンセル就任
  • 2023年 パートナー就任

Professional bodies

  • Member of Daini Tokyo Bar Association

所属

  • 第二東京弁護士会

Awards and citations

  • Yoshiaki Shimizu "has the business acumen to quickly capture what we need and want to do, and his proactive attitude helps us to move things forward. Rather than trying to apply existing examples, he tries to dig deeper to come up with best-fit advice and solutions for us" a client reports. Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021, Real Estate: Bengoshi - Japan (Up and Coming)
  • Yoshiaki is ranked as Rising Stars: bengoshi
    Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020, Japan, Real Estate and Construction: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Yoshiaki is ranked as Next Generation Lawyers: bengoshi 
    Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019, Japan, Real Estate and Construction: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Yoshiaki is ranked as Next Generation Lawyers: bengoshi
    Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2018, Japan: Real Estate and Construction: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Yoshiaki is listed as Best Lawyers List for Japan
    Best Lawyers in Japan: Real Estate Law

    受賞、表彰

    • Yoshiaki Shimizu "has the business acumen to quickly capture what we need and want to do, and his proactive attitude helps us to move things forward. Rather than trying to apply existing examples, he tries to dig deeper to come up with best-fit advice and solutions for us" a client reports. Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021, Real Estate: Bengoshi - Japan (Up and Coming)
    • Yoshiaki is ranked as Rising Stars: bengoshi
      Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020, Japan, Real Estate and Construction: International Firms and Joint Ventures
    • Yoshiaki is ranked as Next Generation Lawyers: bengoshi 
      Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019, Japan, Real Estate and Construction: International Firms and Joint Ventures
    • Yoshiaki is ranked as Next Generation Lawyers: bengoshi
      Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2018, Japan: Real Estate and Construction: International Firms and Joint Ventures
    • Yoshiaki is listed as Best Lawyers List for Japan
      Best Lawyers in Japan: Real Estate Law