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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.


  • 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
  • Counsel since 2018


  • 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

Professional bodies

  • Member of Daini Tokyo Bar Association


  • 第二東京弁護士会

Awards and citations

  • Yoshiaki Shimizu is ranked as Next Generation Lawyers: Foreign Lawyers (Gaiben)
    Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2018, Japan: Real Estate and Construction: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Yoshiaki is ranked as Next Generation Lawyers: bengoshi (within international firms and joint ventures)
    Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017, Japan, Real Estate and Construction: International Firms and Joint Ventures


    • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017, 2018: Japan: Real EstateにおいてNext Generation Lawyers: Bengoshi (Within International Firms and Joint Ventures) に選出