Since joining Anderson Mori & Tomotsune in 2002, Hiroto Ando has been engaged in a broad range of corporate matters, including capital markets projects, mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructurings. He focuses in particular on securities offerings in both the international and domestic capital markets, and has a prominent track record of equity offerings, including global share offerings in the US, European and Japanese markets by major financial institutions and large corporations, as well as public offerings of convertible bonds in the Euro market and listings on the Singapore and London Stock Exchanges by various Japan-based global companies. In addition, he has substantial experience with pure debt offerings, including offerings in Japan of samurai bonds and Euro medium term notes issued by issuers based in various jurisdictions.
He graduated from The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 2001), the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (2002) and Columbia University School of Law (LL.M., 2008). He has also worked overseas with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, New York, as an international associate (September 2008 - September 2009).
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune is one of the largest law firms in Japan, and provides a full range of specialised legal services for both international and domestic corporate clients. Anderson Mori & Tomotsune has approximately 310 Japanese lawyers (bengoshi) and more than 10 lawyers qualified in other jurisdictions, as well as more than 300 professional and other staff members, including patent lawyers, immigration lawyers, foreign legal trainees, translators and paralegals.
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune has one of the premier capital markets practices in Japan, encompassing all aspects of international and Japanese debt and equity offerings by Japanese and overseas issuers. Anderson Mori & Tomotsune’s capital markets practice was ranked in Band 1 in Chambers Asia, Tier 1 in Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Tier 1 in IFLR 1000 in 2012 and 2013. It has also been honoured with Japan Law Awards from Asian Legal Business, including Equity Market Deal of the Year (2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012).