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Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

Life Sciences

3 ranked lawyersBand 1JapanAsia-Pacific 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune has a pre-eminent practice highly proficient in advising Japanese and international pharmaceutical companies on M&A and joint ventures. Equally skilled in working on contentious patent infringement and invalidation claims. Proven track record in providing assistance with licensing and distribution agreements, alongside regulatory matters in the medical devices and pharmaceutical spaces. Also provides advisory services to life sciences clients on competition and consumer law matters, such as advice on the Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations. Its key clients include Bayer Intellectual Property, Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation and Abbott Laboratories.

Strengths

One admiring market source affirms: "The Anderson Mori & Tomotsune team are familiar with the regulations and trading practices of the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. Since they have been in charge of our projects for a long time, their understanding of our business is strong and communication when requesting a new project is smooth."

"Their client service is the greatest - and what we believe is great about Anderson Mori is that they listen to clients very carefully and provide us with advice which is very detailed and that leads to our next actions," remarks one interviewee.

Work highlights

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune acted for Blackstone on the acquisition of all shares in Takeda Consumer Healthcare from Takeda Pharmaceutical.

Notable practitioners

Hiroshi Ishihara enters the ranking this year. He is co-head of Anderson Mori's healthcare, pharmaceutical and life sciences department, routinely handling commercial transactions such as licence agreements. One source observes that "he is well versed in regulatory systems in the field of medicine, healthcare and life sciences. He is an excellent lawyer with both Japanese and US legal qualifications and of course is bilingual."

Junichi Kondo is one of the best-known figures in the market, with a standout reputation for corporate and regulatory matters in this space. A market source attests: "He is familiar with the regulations and trading practices of the pharmaceutical and medical device industries," with another adding: "He is responsive, knowledgeable, diligent, and is able to spot legal risks and issues. His work product is very helpful and always on point."

Yasufumi Shiroyama is a key member of the life sciences team, utilising his IP expertise to handle patent disputes in this sector. Market sources affirm his established reputation as"he is well known in the IP market as a patent litigation and licensing expert."

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Overview

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune has a long history of advising international and Japanese health care and life sciences clients on IP acquisition and utilization. We also provide advice in other substantive legal areas, including pharmaceutical regulations (e.g., the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Act and the Chemical Substances Act). We also conduct due diligence investigations both as part of stand-alone health care and life sciences transactions and as part of larger M&A transactions. Our health care and life sciences attorneys are engaged in proactively assisting clients in the drafting and negotiation of contracts, taking into consideration the uniqueness of the health care and life sciences industries and the nuances of Japanese practice.

Life Sciences

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

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Location

Otemachi Park Building, 1-1-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku,

1-1-1 Otemachi

Chiyoda-ku

Tokyo

Tokyo-to

Japan

100-8136

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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Life Sciences


Hiroshi Ishihara
Band 3
Junichi Kondo
Band 1
Yasufumi Shiroyama
Band 2