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Global Guide 2022
Japan Corporate/M&A
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Band 2

4 Ranked Lawyers

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Chambers Review

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Corporate/M&A: International - Japan
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Band 2
What the team is known for

White & Case frequently assists with a range of corporate work, including joint ventures, share acquisitions and sales of subsidiaries. Fields both internationally qualified lawyers and bengoshi partners to provide robust support to an array of domestic and international clients. Its workload spans M&A transactions in the energy and transportation sectors through to the food, technology and mobile gaming industries. Sought after for its international reach and often coordinates mandates with colleagues in the UK, Singapore, Australia and the USA. Major clients include Starwood Capital Group, Panasonic, and SoftBank Group.

Notable Practitioners

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Jun Usami
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Jun Usami
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Band 1

Jun Usami maintains a highly active practice on a variety of corporate matters including cross-border acquisitions, shareholder activism matters and joint ventures. One client explains: "His advice is really accurate and is based on his abundant experience in M&A and investment. He also understands our company and corporate culture really well and this is really appreciated."

Shino Asayama
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Shino Asayama
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Up and Coming

Shino Asayama advises on acquisitions, sales and investments. "She organises the issues, shows the direction of the discussion and provides appropriate advice," says a source.

Brian Strawn
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Brian Strawn
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Band 2

Brian Strawn acts for both domestic and international clients, and is experienced across a range of M&A and joint venture transactions. He garners endorsements from clients, one of whom explains: "He has a wealth of experience and knowledge in M&A deals, but also has deep insight into the actual situation and reality of business practices."

Nels Hansen
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Nels Hansen
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Band 3

Nels Hansen remains highly active in the market including on acquisitions, investments and joint ventures. "I’m not sure when or if Nels sleeps," comments a client, adding: "But he is the kind of lawyer who answers e-mails rapidly and coherently no matter the time of day or night, meets deadlines and has the good sense to know when jumping on a call to sort something out quickly is better than engaging in a detailed written exchange."

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Corporate/M&A: Domestic

Jun Usami
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Jun Usami
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Band 1
Shino Asayama
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Shino Asayama
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Up and Coming
Corporate/M&A: International

Brian Strawn
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Brian Strawn
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Band 2
Nels Hansen
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Nels Hansen
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Band 3

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