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Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has taken on a score of new recruits for its Tokyo office, including a former lawyer from Mitsui Yasuda Wani & Maeda.
Masami Totani is moving to the US firm’s registered associated practice Orrick Tokyo Law Offices with four bengoshi.
All are joining from highly-rated Japanese practice Mitsui Yasuda Wani & Maeda which recently split after Linklaters recruited two key partners and over 20 lawyers from the firm, giving it local capability in the region for the first time.
At the same time Morrison & Foerster also made a couple of laterals, taking Katsuhiko Fujihira and Yukako Wagatsuma for its local outfit Ito & Mitomi.
Orrick has also taken on a bengoshi associate from Sidley Austin Brown & Wood and is relocating Mark Weeks, a New York-based partner to chair the firm’s Japanese corporate practice.
All the new recruits are corporate specialists and Orrick has recently moved to new offices at Izumi Garden Tower, doubling the square footage of its previous premises at Akasaka Twin Towers, to accommodate the spurt in growth.