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Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Corporate/M&A: Domestic

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What the team is known for

Longstanding firm with a record of acting for household-name corporations and major financial institutions on corporate structurings, acquisitions, buyouts, disposals and joint ventures. Highly proficient in representing both sellers and buyers in cross-border acquisitions. Additional expertise in consolidation and business integrations under the stock exchange programme. Boasts an impressive client portfolio of leading private equity houses, investment firms, and major and multinational domestic corporations.

Strengths

A client appreciates the team's "business-focused and practical approach."

Another commends the firm for "working hard and giving good advice regarding complicated legal matters."

Work highlights

Acted for Z Holdings on its business integration with LINE.

Notable practitioners

Atsushi Oishi remains active on mergers and also has experience in corporate restructurings. Sources are quick to praise his commercial awareness and good business sense, as well as his legal experience.

"Impressive" practitioner Gaku Ishiwata remains highly regarded by sources. He has experience acting on cross-border acquisitions and private equity transactions.

Hajime Tanahashi remains particularly active on M&A transactions and is also experienced in private equity and corporate governance matters. A pleased client describes his "great experience in corporate cases."

Hirokazu Hayashi advises on business integrations, corporate governance and venture capital transactions. A client appreciates his "straightforward approach to negotiations."

Yoshihiro Kojima "can smoothly handle cross-border situations as well as mega domestic deals," according to an impressed client, who goes on to add: "He is an excellent and flexible lawyer who can understand the deal dynamism in every transaction." He provdes extensive experience in handling joint venture transactions and acquisitions.

Yuto Matsumura is applauded by a client for his "extensive experience in handling corporate governance and compliance matters." He has experience on cross-border M&A across jurisdictions in Asia, Europe and the USA.

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Overview

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto advises a broad range of clients across key industry sectors, including blue-chip industrial companies, banks and financial institution, private equity funds etc.  The firm is highly regarded for handling complex, highly regulated transactions, including transactions with novel or unprecedented characteristics.

The firm has developed expertise in cross-border transactions on a global scale. In addition to developing strong relationships with top law firms worldwide, the firm was one of the first firms to enter the Chinese market with offices in both Beijing and Shanghai and more recently opened offices in Singapore (established in 2012), Yangon (established in 2014), Bangkok (established in 2015, integrated with Chandler and Thong-ek in 2017 (Chandler MHM)) and Ho Chi Minh City (established in 2018). The firm has also developed a broad-based network globally by dispatching lawyers to leading local law firms.

Corporate/M&A: Domestic Department

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

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Marunouchi Park Building

2-6-1 Marunouchi

Chiyoda-ku

Tokyo

Tokyo-to

Japan

100-8222

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Corporate/M&A: Domestic


Atsushi Oishi
Band 4
Gaku Ishiwata
Band 1
Hajime Tanahashi
Band 1
Hirokazu Hayashi
Band 4
Yoshihiro Kojima
Band 4
Yuto Matsumura
Band 3