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Motoyasu Fujita

Capital Markets Partner, Tokyo



Bengoshi, member of the Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association


Motoyasu has a wide range of experience advising financial institutions, from derivatives and structured products (JGB/CB repackagings, credit-linked notes/loans), to securitisation and structured-equity transactions. He has given advice on Basel regulations in connection with derivatives, repackagings, and synthetic transactions. Most recently, he has been providing advice in relation to transactions tied to the reduction of risk assets, where banks synthetically transfer bonds or loans governed by non-Japanese laws and/or insured or guaranteed by NEXI or JBIC, both Japanese ECAs.

Motoyasu is the Japanese law netting opinion counsel to the International Swaps and Derivatives Associations Inc. (ISDA), the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA), the International Securities Lending Association (ISLA) and Japan Securities Clearing Corporation (JSCC) and has expertise in regulations on derivatives and other market transactions, netting law and bankruptcy law. He is also a key contact of ISDA Japan DC Counsel. He graduated from Sophia University in 1998 and qualified in Japan in 2001. He obtained an LLM from Duke University Law School in 2007.

Professional experience

2014 to date Partner, Linklaters Tokyo
2012 to 2014 Counsel, Linklaters Tokyo
2008 - 2012 Managing Associate, Linklaters Tokyo
2007 - 2008 Managing Associate, Linklaters New York
2006 - 2007 Managing Associate, Linklaters Tokyo
2005 - 2006 Associate, Linklaters Tokyo
2004 - 2005 Associate, Linklaters Law Office
2001 - 2004 Associate, Mitsui, Yasuda, Wani & Maeda


2006 - 2007 Duke University Law School, LL.M.
2000 - 2001 Legal Training & Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
1994 - 1998 Sophia University, Faculty of Law, LL.B.


Japanese, English