Baker McKenzie

Corporate/M&A Department

Japan
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What the team is known for Full-service offering for domestic corporations in a range of cross-border transactions, including strategic alliances and joint ventures. Proven track record in handling outbound transactions to North America and Europe. Highly proficient in serving a broad spectrum of clients in sectors such as manufacturing, life sciences and TMT. Additional areas of expertise include private equity transactions and corporate reorganisations.

Strengths A client explains that the team "provides thorough legal analysis of course, but at the same time also helps to provide commercial perspectives."

Further clients are impressed by the team's "seamless communication with any party involved," and "reliability in responding quickly to complex matters."

Work highlights Acted for Hitachi Chemical on the divestiture of its capacitor business to Nantong Jianghai.

Notable practitioners

Department head
Akifusa Takada
is highly active on corporate matters including joint ventures, acquisitions and divestments. He has experience on both domestic and cross-border matters.


Hiroshi Kondo
is a distinguished practitioner in the area. He continues to be active on corporate transactions, with further experience in handling investments and private equity mandates.