Gerald Fujii | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Gerald Fujii
Gerald Fujii

Gerald Fujii

Partner, Tokyo

T +81 3 6384 3158

T +81 3 6384 3300

E gfujii@whitecase.com

Ranked as a Band One foreign real estate lawyer by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014, Gerald Fujii “…is praised by peers as a “very experienced and practical attorney” who is “good to work with, smart and focused.””

Overview

Gerald is highly regarded in the real estate sector, and his clients benefit from his experience working on landmark deals. He focuses on real estate and on corporate and international finance.

He has advised clients on some of the highest profile cross-border real estate transactions in Japan, including transactions that won Real Estate Deal of the Year for 2009 and 2010.

His clients include real estate investment funds, REITs, sovereign wealth funds and real estate lenders. Recent representative transactions include advising Secured Capital and its real estate investment funds on its transactions in Japan and China, including hard asset and loan acquisitions, buy-backs and workouts of distressed debt, and advising Shinsei Bank on a major real estate loan restructuring.

Gerald is registered as a Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi.

Bars and Courts

  • Registered Foreign Attorney in Japan (Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi)
  • California State Bar

Education

  • JD, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • Economics, Occidental College

Languages

  • English
  • Japanese

Experience

Secured Capital, 2014

Represented Secured Capital in the sale of the Pacific Century Plaza Marunouchi building to GIC.

Middle East sovereign wealth fund, 2014

Represented the client in its first acquisition of real estate in Japan.

Secured Capital, 2013

Represented Secured Capital in the buy-back of Eurobonds secured by the Fuso portfolio.

Shinsei Bank, 2010

Acted as lead deal counsel in the financing of the restructured ANA hotel portfolio, which won Real Estate Deal of the Year 2010.

Secured Capital, 2009

Acted as lead deal counsel in the acquisition and financing of the Pacific Century Plaza Marunouchi building in 2009 (which won Real Estate Deal of the Year for that year).

Awards & Recognition

Leading foreign real estate lawyer, Chambers Global 2008 – 2014; Legal 500 Japan, 2008 - 2014; Best Lawyers: Japan, 2008 – 2014