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Asia-Pacific 2022
Japan Corporate/M&A: International
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Band 3

2 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Shearman & Sterling LLP

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. 

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Corporate/M&A: International - Japan
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Band 3
What the team is known for

Shearman & Sterling is 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. Major clients include Nippon Telegraph and Telephone, ListenField and Tokuyama Corporation.

Work Highlights

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  • Shearman & Sterling advised NTT on the take-private transaction of its wireless carrier unit NTT DOCOMO for USD40 billion.

Notable Practitioners

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Masahisa Ikeda
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Masahisa Ikeda
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Band 4

Masahisa Ikeda regularly assists multinational corporations and domestic conglomerates with their cross-border M&A transactions. Market sources praise his "wealth of experience and knowledge" and ability to "provide appropriate advice in a timely manner."

Karl Pires
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Karl Pires
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Band 4

Karl Pires is involved in a range of public and private M&A transactions including acquisitions, investments and joint ventures. A satisfied client describes his level of performance as "excellent," further commenting: "He has good attention to detail and provides solid advice," while another client also reports: "His ability to see the bigger picture, his insightful advice and ability to be on point every time is impressive."

Ranked Lawyers at
Shearman & Sterling LLP

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Karl Pires
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Karl Pires
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Band 4
Masahisa Ikeda
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Masahisa Ikeda
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Band 4

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