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Allen & Overy LLP

Corporate/M&A: International

1 ranked lawyersBand 2JapanAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Entrusted by major banks and domestic corporations to provide assistance with acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and related financings. Often works on outbound transactions into countries in South-East Asia, as well as further afield to Brazil, Australia and the UK. Skilled in bridging the cultural gap, with experts who offer a wealth of knowledge of local business dynamics. Acts on behalf of an impressively diverse client roster which spans companies from the pharmaceutical, automotive, TMT, insurance, manufacturing, shipping and energy sectors.

Strengths

A pleased client commends the team's performance in cross-border mandates, noting: "There are cultural and language barriers, but they work with colleagues elsewhere to provide us with prompt and appropriate advice at all times."

Another source praises the team's "excellent work" and describes the team as "very supportive." 

Work highlights

Acted for Pernod Ricard in relation to its investment in Kyoto-based Number One Drinks.

Notable practitioners

Nick Wall is appreciated by a client for his quick responses and dedicated approach to mandates. He has particular expertise handling M&A transactions and joint ventures in the automotive, technology and manufacturing sectors.

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Nick Wall
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