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    Mori Trust Reit, Inc. - Merger of Mori Trust Hotel Reit, Inc.

Leading Japanese law firm Nishimura & Asahi advised Mori Trust Reit, Inc. ("MTR," former trade name: MORI TRUST Sogo Reit, Inc.)  [TSE: 8961] , on its merger for Mori Trust Hotel Reit, Inc. (“MTH”) [TSE: 3478] whereby MTR is the surviving corporation and MTH is the dissolving corporation.

The Nishimura & Asahi team advising MTR was led by partners Toshihiro Takeshita, Masashi Ueda and Makoto Tosabayashi.


上田 真嗣

Masashi UEDA

  • Partner
  • Tokyo

Since joining Nishimura & Asahi, Masashi has handled numerous deals relating to capital markets, including global IPO and PO deals, corporate debt transactions, euro convertible bond offerings, samurai bond offerings, listings of foreign companies on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and third-party allotments. His abundant, practical experience, and prior secondment to a major financial institution, enable him to provide not only tailored legal advice and efficient support for a wide range of projects, but also specialized legal advice relating to the origination of projects with new features or structures. In addition to capital markets practice, Masashi actively represents clients in insurance transactions, including cross-border matters and those related to the Insurance Business Act; he is a member of our insurance team, and also engages in other financial regulation practice.

土佐林 真琴

Makoto is known for his expertise in medium-to-large-scale project finance and development, including with respect to investor-side project composition, finance, and lender syndication matters.
Drawing upon his considerable experience of a broad range of financial transactions, including several hundred real estate finance transactions, Makoto is well qualified to advise clients from a multifaceted perspective on all stages of structuring, operating, and exit strategies for complex projects. He has particular experience advising on projects involving real estate funds, REIT, and regional banks. He also advises companies undergoing restructuring on financing and communication with financial institutions, and supports individuals and small and medium-sized enterprises on financial transactions and general corporate. matters in a timely and flexible manner.