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Asia-Pacific 2022
Japan Corporate/M&A: International
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With more than 30 years of experience on the ground in Tokyo, we are a leader among U.S. law firms representing Japanese corporations and other Japanese institutions in cross-border transactions and in representing U.S. and other non-Japanese clients in connection with their activities in Japan. Our bilingual, bicultural Tokyo-based team is widely recognized for the excellence of its cross-border M&A practice in Japan and its work advising Japanese companies issuing securities in the U.S. and other global markets. We also have deep expertise in investment fund formations and cross-border restructurings. We have been involved in a number of landmark corporate matters, including the largest-ever acquisition of a Japanese company by a non-Japanese firm; the first tender offer in Japan for a JREIT; one of the largest mergers in Japanese history forming one of the biggest global financial institutions; and the first “PIPE” (private investment in public equity) transaction in Japan by a private equity investor.

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What the team is known for

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP advises clients from a broad spectrum of sectors including technology, insurance, manufacturing and life sciences. Utilises its global network to provide seamless advice to Japanese clients buying and selling abroad, and on inbound transactions for US clients. Recently active on behalf of Asia-based private equity houses. Major clients include Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Resona Holdings, and Apollo.

Strengths

One client praises the team's high quality of legal service, saying: "The Tokyo office understands our company’s policy and strategy pretty well," explaining: "In terms of commercial awareness, the firm handles a line of similar deals with all kinds of industries with wide-ranging size of transaction. That accumulates a rich knowledge base that we can count on."

Work highlights

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison represented Mitsubishi Chemical and its subsidiary in Mitsubishi Chemical America in the acquisition of Gelest, Inc. 

Notable practitioners

Kaye Yoshino has experience handling corporate transactions, including cross-border matters. She has acted on behalf of domestic and international corporates and financial institutions.

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