IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Walalangi & Partners, founded in 2017 by managing partner Luky Walalangi, is a domestic firm that enhanced its practice by entering into a full association with Japan’s largest law firm Nishimura & Asahi. 


Focusses / specialisms   

The firm is recognised for its work in banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, project development and restructuring. 

Sectors of focus include real estate, technology, infrastructure, logistics and energy. 


Key clients  

The firm’s clients include MUFG Bank, Showa Denko, Cool Japan Fund, Denso Corporation, Tokyo Gas Corporation, Mitsui Energy Trading Singapore, Osaka Steel Corporation and Hitachi Transport System. 


Research period review: 32nd edition (2021/2022) 

The banking team was active on confidential mandates, while the firm was active in the equity capital markets. 

In M&A, the firm advised a wide range of clients from sectors including finance and real estate. A standout deal involved advising Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company on a merger-related matter. 

Notable projects include acting for Mitsubishi Corporation and Diamond Development Indonesia on a new urban integrated township. 

The firm was also active in restructuring and bankruptcy space. 

The firm strengthened its M&A, general corporate and TMT team with the addition of partner Jeanne Elisabeth Donauw. 


Deal highlights: 32nd edition (2021/2022)  

Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance and Hitachi Capital Corporation merger 

Mitsubishi Corporation and Diamond Development Indonesia new urban integrated township project 

Orient Corporation acquisition of Mizuho Balimor Finance