A&O’s Tokyo office gains US law capability

Allen & Overy (A&O) has launched a US law practice in its Toyko office

The firm has taken on Fenwick & West lawyer Piyasena Perera to head up the new practice. Perera will join A&O as senior counsel. The firm is also moving capital markets partner David Shearer from London to Toyko to bolster its Japanese securitisation practice.