The Tokyo office team will form part of Brunswick's global Japan team, comprising more than 15 Japan experts and bilingual advisors in Asia, Europe and the US. Daisuke Tsuchiya (pictured above), head of Japan who currently sits in London, will oversee this global team, working closely with David Ashton, partner, and Yoichiro Sato, director, and a wider team of advisors on the ground in Tokyo.
Tsuchiya said: "Our Tokyo team will continue to work seamlessly with experienced Japanese-speaking advisors in three different timezones and Brunswick's global sector and offer experts to provide around-the-clock strategic advice to clients. This positions us to support Japanese companies in the most complex and intensive situations they face overseas, and non-Japanese companies for critical issues they face in Japan."
Tim Payne, senior partner, head of Asia, said that the Japan team had a "breakthrough year" in 2019 and continued strong momentum in 2020, winning key mandates for Japanese companies in the US, Southeast Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and many non-Japanese companies in Japan across sectors including financial services, consumer industries, tech, media, life sciences, industrials, real estate, hospitality and non-profit.
"The Japanese market has shown strong growth opportunities, including through the Covid pandemic, with a real appetite among clients for the strategic counsel and support," said Payne.
This new office will better enable the firm to serve companies operating in Japan on their most critical financial, regulatory and political, and social issues.
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