Our Practice

M&A

Japanese outbound and inbound cross-border M&A
  • Sectors (finance, automobile, steel, electronics, machinery, chemicals, pharmacy, bio,   brewery and other beverages, food, IT, retail, hotel and service)
  • Regions (Europe, North & South America, Japan and Asia, Oceania)
  • Acquisition of listed companies or unlisted companies, sale of overseas assets, subsidiaries, or groups (global standard advice, support to organize auctions)
  • Deal management and support for management decisions, analysis & proposal of solutions as to the issues found in due diligence, drafting and negotiation of agreements, and support for filings regarding global merger control
Acquisition of Japanese listed companies
  • Type of deals (merger, establishment of joint holding company, stock for stock exchange, corporate split, spin-off, squeeze out, asset/business transfer)
  • Preparation of disclosure documents, advice on the contents and timing of disclosure
  • Advice on special type of transactions (MBO, acquisition of 100% ownership and delisting of listed subsidiaries)
  • Advice on antitrust regulations
Acquisition of Japanese private companies
  • Due diligence, drafting and negotiation of agreements

Cartel Investigation

Overall
  • Structuring Global Compliance Program
  • Assist on compliance of anti-trust laws in various jurisdictions
  • Advise on applications for leniency programs in various jurisdictions
  • USA
  • Cartel investigations conducted by DOJ, advise on how to minimize criminal liability
  • Civil actions, settlement negotiations
  • EU
  • Cartel investigations conducted by EU Commission and authorities of the member states
  • Civil actions, settlement negotiations
  • Other Jurisdictions including Japan, China, and Canada

    Other practices

    International commercial transactions
  • JV agreements
  • Manufacturing agreements
  • Distributer agreements
  • Consulting agreements
  • License agreements
  • Research and development agreements
International dispute resolutions
  • Support for discovery and deposition
  • Supervision and management of local DR team and process
  • Strategic advice
Financial regulatory advice
  • Advice on financial and securities regulations relating to securities companies, investment management companies, and banks
  • Support for registration, etc. under financial and securities regulations by a lawyer who was seconded to MOF and worked on financial administration
Financial transactions
  • Securitizations
  • Syndicated loans
  • Other financial transactions

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