NAME:  Kohei Koikawa
LAW FIRM: Nishimura & Asahi
PRACTICE AREAS: Banking and finance, Capital markets


Renowned Japanese capital markets practitioner Kohei Koikawa wins asialaw’s lawyer of the month for his role in Rakuten Bank’s sizable initial public offering on Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Leveraging his more than 20 years of experience in capital market transactions, Koikawa co-led the team to advise Japanese virtual bank Rakuten Bank on its IPO, the largest one in Japan since 2018.

Koikawa is a partner of Nishimura & Asahi’s finance practice and a head of the capital markets team. He has a proven track record of representing issuers, managers and selling shareholders in various capital markets transactions. In addition, Koikawa has been active in finance transactions by venture companies. He is also an expert in the fields of AI, technology, telecommunications, and life sciences.

Koikawa is ranked on asialaw as a distinguished practitioner for capital markets.