Adding further depth and profile to its Asian real estate finance and investment banking practice, Paul Hastings announced today that Naosuke Fujita has joined the Taiyo Law Office in Japan, a registered association with the Firm, as a partner.
Mr. Fujita worked as the core legal team member on the launch of the distressed asset business by Goldman Sachs in Japan including the creation of investment structures and servicing platforms. He has been involved in on-going investment activities in such assets as office buildings, hotels and non-performing loans and related debt financing. He also brings with him unique insights and understanding of corporate needs based on his experience as corporate counsel in a large international financial institution.
Mr. Fujita was also responsible for private equity investments and electronic commerce platforms. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Fujita was a partner at Anderson Mori, one of the top Japanese law firms, where he served as a partner with a particular edge in understanding the needs of non-Japanese clients investing in and doing business in Japan which included online services, telecommunication and medical equipments. He also worked on the first Asian company listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.