Clifford Chance grows Japanese distressed debt practice

Gary Hand joins Tokyo office to head real estate group.

Clifford Chance is adding to its distressed debt capabilities in Tokyo. Gary Hand has joined the firm from Paul, Hastings, Janofsky Walker and will head the Japanese real estate practice, advising international investment funds in the structuring of acquisitions and financings of hard asset portfolios in Japan, as well as advising on non-performing loans.

Gary's recruitment will boost not only the distressed debt group, but the ongoing success of our Tokyo team, and the Asian finance and real estate practices in general, says Peter Kilner, finance partner in the firm's Tokyo office. He will be a valuable addition to our firm.

The firm's track record in this area has been strongest...

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