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Kazuo Kasai has been a licensed Japanese attorney (Bengoshi) since October 2006 and joined White & Case that same month. Mr. Kasai's practice includes various real estate transactions (including securitization), asset finance, investment funds, purchasing and collecting non-performing loans, and various kinds of disputes.
In addition, Mr. Kasai successfully represented a London-based real estate investment firm, in a landlord-tenant (its bankruptcy trustee) lawsuit which was highly publicized by major Japanese law journals, including Hanrei Times and Hanrei Jiho etc.
Prior to joining White & Case, he practiced at a leading Japanese IT service provider from 2001 to 2002. From September to December, 2012, Mr. Kasai underwent overseas business training at White & Case Singapore Office and came back to the Tokyo office in January, 2013.
Advising equity investors, senior and mezzanine lenders in relation to the financing of various kinds of real estate transactions.
Representing U.S. investment fund on purchasing huge amounts of non-performing loans from Japanese financial institutions and advising collection of these loans.
Representing a leading Japanese Real Estate Investment Corporation with the acquisition, due diligence and financing of bulk assets.
Advising on the sale of a business company by way of corporate split.
Representing a German based financial institution on creating collaterals on a major department store located in Japan.