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Shearman & Sterling LLP

Corporate/M&A: International

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What the team is known for

Acclaimed for its expertise catering to well-known domestic trading houses and banks on an array of international M&A matters. Highly proficient in tender offers and share acquisitions as well as equity investments, joint ventures and business integrations. Adept in tackling SEC registrations and tax aspects of cross-border acquisition transactions. Works for a number of clients in the finance, chemical and manufacturing sectors.

Strengths

An impressed interviewee reports that the department shows "good commercial awareness and always tries to find a solution for the client."

One source highlights the team's ability to provide an "excellent service" on Japan-US transactions, commenting: "The lawyers understand US market practice and Japanese companies’ decision-making processes and concerns."

Work highlights

Acted for the CPP Investment Board in connection with its USD6.1 billion acquisition of Pattern Energy Group.

Notable practitioners

Karl Pires is involved in a range of public and private M&A transactions including acquisitions, investments and joint ventures. A source reports that he "not only has a top-rate knowledge of the law, he is also capable of understanding what we are doing and ultimately adds value to the way we decide to do it."

An interviewee singles out Masahisa Ikeda as an "eloquent speaker" with a "vast knowledge of M&A and capital markets transactions." He regularly assists multinational corporations and domestic conglomerates with their cross-border M&A transactions.

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Overview

Shearman & Sterling is consistently ranked as a global leader in large complex M&A transactions, including leveraged acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and minority investments. Attorneys advise public and private entities involved in a broad range of industries spanning multiple jurisdictions, including Asia, Europe and the Middle East, North America and Latin America, offering not only M&A legal advice but also corporate and complementary business guidance to help clients realize their commercial goals. 

Corporate/M&A: International Department

Shearman & Sterling LLP

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Fukoku Seimei Building, 5th Floor

2-2-2 Uchisaiwaicho

Chiyoda-ku

Tokyo

Tokyo-to

Japan

100

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Masahisa Ikeda
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