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Latham & Watkins LLP

Corporate/M&A: International

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What the team is known for

Latham & Watkins is recognised for its global M&A skills, representing domestic and multinational corporations. Dual-qualified lawyers serve an impressive roster of well-known Japanese and foreign clients in sectors including technology, finance and consumer goods. Additionally known for its advice in relation to corporate restructurings, joint ventures, disposals and business alliances. Recognised for its track record of handling matters for clients such as ARA Asset Management, DXC Technology, Z Holdings Corporation and Yahoo! Japan.

Strengths

A client praises the Latham & Watkins team, reporting: "They are terrific, and a really good recourse for not just general corporate mandates, but also capital markets both in the US and abroad," further adding: "I really rate them for their expertise. It really is outstanding, and on complex issues of law they really bring technical expertise."

"Their understanding of the project and our needs is excellent, and I think that they were able to promptly give us advice more than expected for every request we asked for." enthuses another client.

Work highlights

Latham & Watkins represented ARA Asset Management in its USD1.3 billion joint buyout, together with Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing, of Kenedix, one of Japan's leading real estate fund managers.

Notable practitioners

Ivan Smallwood has over 15 years of experience advising on Japanese M&A matters, with particular expertise in outbound deals. "He has not only a global sense, but is also is very familiar with the difficult and peculiar things here in Japan, which is extremely helpful in cross-border projects," comments a market source.

Noah Carr maintains a high level of involvement in cross-border investments and joint venture transactions. A client enthuses: "He is nothing short of outstanding, and is as technically expert as you can get when it comes to finding the appropriate letter of law to apply to a commercial decision."

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Corporate/M&A: International

Latham & Watkins LLP

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Location

Marunouchi Building

32nd Floor

2-4-1 Marunouchi

Chiyoda-ku

Tokyo

Tokyo-to

Japan

100-6332

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Corporate/M&A: International


Ivan Smallwood
Band 2
Noah Carr
Up and Coming