TMI Associates

TMI Associates provides advice on domestic funding and investments to managers of funds established in Japan and abroad, including venture capital funds, buyout funds, distressed funds, corporate reconstruction funds, real estate funds and contents funds. An area of increasing activity is funds for investment in alternative energy sources and funds for infrastructure investment. Another service the practice offers is advice to clients engaged in venture capital funds investing in the IT and bio-related fields, drawing from the firm’s patent attorneys and technology field experts. Banking and capital markets expert Yoshiyasu Yamaguchi leads the team of diverse expertise, notable names being Kiyomi Kikuchi and Takuma Taki.

Practice head(s):Yoshiyasu Yamaguchi
Other key lawyers:Kiyomi Kikuchi; Takuma Taki
Key clients
Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management

DBJ Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Nissay Asset Management Corporation

Government Pension Investment Fund of Japan (GPIF)

Work highlights
Advised one of the largest banks in Japan regarding its investments in thirteen different funds.
Advised the Government Pension Investment Fund of Japan on the launch of and investment of their assets in their first ever global real estate fund of funds.
Advised One Capital Investment I Limited Partnership and One Capital Investment DX I Limited Partnership regarding a formation of cross-border VC fund with a unique dual fund structure.