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Yoshihisa Watanabe


Yoshihisa Watanabe is a partner at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu. Following his graduation from Keio Law School in 2009 with a Juris Doctor degree, he qualified as a lawyer in Japan and joined Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu in 2010. He moved to California in 2015 and earned a degree of Master of Laws at the University of San Diego School of Law with an academic honor of Magna Cum Laude. From 2016 to 2017, he was on secondment at Slaughter and May in London.

He regularly advises borrower clients and lenders on structured lending transactions, infrastructure and real estate financing transactions. He also has extensive experience in real estate projects, representing both onshore and offshore investors, particularly in acquisition of various types of properties (office buildings, hotels, data centres, residential or logistic properties), construction projects and J-REITs.

In addition to financing and real estate practices, he is actively involved in offshore windfarm projects and local/international infrastructure projects, as well as M&A transactions and joint ventures.

Education/Professional Experience


Keio University (LL.B.)


Keio University Law School (J.D.)


Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu


University of San Diego School of Law (LL.M., Magna Cum Laude)


Slaughter and May, London


Partner, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu


August 18, 2020

NO&T Seminars

ADVANCE Corporate Law Seminar - Pioneering the Frontier in Corporate Law
Natural Resources and Energy, and Infrastructure Seminar (First Part) “Concession for Public Transportation Terminals”


May, 2021


The Legal 500: 4th Edition Construction Comparative Guide - Japan ( Co-author)

The Legal 500 (online)

December, 2020


Lexology Getting the Deal Through - Real Estate 2021 Japan (Co-author)

November, 2020


The Legal 500: 4th Edition Real Estate Comparative Guide - Japan ( Co-author)

The Legal 500 (online)

May, 2014


Funding infrastructure improvements

International Financial Law Review, June 2014 International Briefings: Japan