Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its Global Banking Practice with the addition of Zenya Onishi as a partner in the Tokyo office.
"White & Case is well-known for handling complex, multijurisdictional transactions, and the established teams we have in place in all of the major financial centers around the world are key to that," said Eric Leicht, who leads the Firm’s Global Banking Practice. "The addition of Zenya in our Tokyo office will build on these capabilities, and his cross-border expertise and dual language skills will enable him to leverage off our network and, in turn, strengthen it."
Onishi is focused on leveraged finance, acquisition finance and cross-border syndicated loan transactions. He represents domestic and international financial institutions and borrowers on a variety of lending transactions, governmental bodies on multi-national loans and has experience advising on Japanese financial market regulation. Onishi is fluent in English and Japanese and joins White & Case from Linklaters, where he was counsel.
"A number of economic factors and changes in government policies have been driving substantially increased financing transactions being conducted throughout the Asia-Pacific region," said White & Case partner Baldwin Cheng, Regional Section Head Asia-Pacific Corporate, Finance & Restructuring Section. "Zenya will be a great asset in meeting the resulting client demand, strengthening our relationships with banks and financial sponsors in Japan and throughout the region."
White & Case partner Eric Berg, Head of Asia-Pacific, said: "Banking is an integral part of our client offering as we continue to grow in Asia-Pacific in line with our 2020 strategy. Zenya is a valued further addition to the team, following the promotions of banking lawyer Andrew Bishop and capital markets lawyer Jessica Zhou, both based in Hong Kong, to partner in January 2019, alongside six local partner and counsel promotions in the region."
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