Bradley K. Edmister represents US, Japanese, and other Asian clients in cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and capital markets transactions. Fluent in Japanese, Bradley handles a range of public and private M&A matters for both strategic and private equity clients, cross-border joint ventures, and global equity and debt capital markets transactions, including American depositary receipts and global depositary receipts. He also works on Japanese real estate investment trusts and ongoing listing and US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) compliance matters for foreign private issuers.
Bradley has worked on high-profile deals in Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand, as well as throughout Europe and Latin America. He also advises clients on the cross-border securities aspects of public M&A transactions and advises investment banks with respect to fairness opinions. He also coordinates general advice to US subsidiaries of non-US companies and their parents.
Bradley leads Morgan Lewis’s Japan capital markets practice. He has advised on numerous recent global equity offerings, as well as debt offerings, involving well-known Japanese companies and financial institutions. He is one of the preeminent advisors to J-REITs and listed Japanese infrastructure funds, regularly advising issuers and underwriters in global offerings for such entities.
An Ohio native, Bradley learned Japanese at Harvard University and has a deep affinity for Japanese culture. He has been a member of the Asian Affairs Committee of the New York City Bar Association, the Japan Society of New York, and the America-Japan Society in Tokyo. A frequent traveler to Japan, Bradley teaches US securities law at Keio University Law School in Tokyo.
Bradley practiced in Tokyo for 10 years before returning to New York to join Morgan Lewis in 2011.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Ranked, Capital Markets (Expertise Based Abroad), Japan; Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Foreign Expert for Japan), USA, Chambers Global (2012–2014, 2016–2022)
Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (2019–2021)
Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 United States (2018, 2020)
Recommended, Mergers and Acquisitions, The Legal 500 US (2014)
Ranked, Chambers Asia: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (2010, 2011)
Asian Affairs Committee Member, New York City Bar Association (2012–2014)
Member, New York State Bar Association
Member, New York City Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association
Part-time Lecturer (Hijoukin Koushi), Keio University Law School in Tokyo