Toshihiko Tsuchiya


Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Izumi Garden Tower, 28th Floor
6-1 Roppongi 1-Chome
Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6028

Tel: +81 3 3224 2910
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Toshihiko Tsuchiya, a partner in Orrick’s Tokyo office, is a member of the Real Estate Group. His practice focuses on the securitization and liquidation of real estate assets, including the utilization of the TMK structure in development projects. His experience covers not only real estate assets, but also receivables and claimable assets.

Mr. Tsuchiya has also been involved in a wide range of international and domestic business transactions including mergers and acquisitions, general corporate matters, international litigation and international arbitration.

Before joining Orrick, Mr. Tsuchiya was a partner at Jones Day from 2002 to 2006. From 1993 to 2002, he worked at Yanagida & Nomura, a Japanese law firm in Tokyo.

  • Represented Morgan Stanley in the bulk sales and securitization of office buildings and warehousing facilities, repackaging of beneficial interests involving multiple portfolios and formation of asset management companies through JVs.
  • Represented LaSalle Investment Management in the securitization of logistic centers, shopping centers and hotels and providing legal advice relating to asset management services for retail facilities.
  • Securitization of 200 billion yen in consumer credit receivables funded by the issuance of bonds underwritten by foreign private investors.
  • Affiliation between Japanese and European Automobile Manufacturing Companies.
Orrick’s team of 70+ Real Estate lawyers represents clients in all phases of real estate investment, finance, development and operations with an emphasis on joint ventures, acquisitions and dispositions of large real estate portfolios, and complex finance and distressed debt transactions. Our clients include the leading international investment funds, fund sponsors, real estate advisors, developers, public and private pension funds, REITs, investment banks and institutional lenders.

Our Japan team has helped financial institutions establish their real estate lending platforms in the region and advises on complex equity and financing transactions, such as the disposition of a trust beneficiary ownership interest in Tokyo’s landmark Yebisu Garden Place and the disposition of property interest in one of the largest office buildings in Tokyo.

Orrick is a leading global law firm with a particular focus on serving companies in the technology, energy and financial sectors. We are recognized worldwide for delivering the highest-quality, commercially-oriented legal advice and for our culture of innovation and collaboration.

Founded in San Francisco a century and a half ago, Orrick today is named by Law360 as one of the “Global 20” leading firms. Our platform offers clients a distinctive combination of local insight and global reach across 25 offices.

Orrick practices in five core areas: Corporate, Energy & Infrastructure, Finance, Intellectual Property and Litigation. Known for our work in the technology sector, we act for many of the world’s top public companies as well as more than 1,200 start-ups. We also are recognized for working on the most innovative deals in the renewable energy and PPP markets. Our municipal bond practice consistently ranks No. 1 in the United States, and we offer top-tier structured and leveraged finance practices. Financial Times commended our intellectual property teams for securing two of the most innovative patent litigation wins of 2012. Our litigation teams represent a third of the Fortune 100 in resolving high-stakes matters involving a broad range of disciplines before trial and appellate courts and forums worldwide. In 2012, The American Lawyer named Orrick to its list of leading litigation departments for the second consecutive time and selected an Orrick partner as Litigator of the Year. All together, Orrick is recognized by Chambers Global for strengths across 43 transactional, litigation and regulatory practice areas in the United States, Asia and Europe.

“Toshihiko Tsuchiya is admired for his flexibility, quick response time and business sense, and for having “a great deal of experience and deep understanding of market knowledge”
Chambers, 2015