Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

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Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

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Firm profile for Global 2021

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Managing Partners: Hajime Tanahashi, Koichiro Iida, Yuto Matsumura
Number of partners: 140
Number of lawyers: 529
Languages: Japanese, English, Mandarin, French, German, Korean, Thai, Bahasa (Malay and Indonesia), Myanmar, Vietnamese

Firm Overview:

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (MHM) is one of the largest full-service Japan headquartered law firms. A significant proportion of the firm’s work is international in nature, representing clients in cross border transactions, litigation and other dispute resolution proceedings. The firm has over 520 lawyers and the firm’s senior lawyers include a number of highly respected practitioners and leaders from the Japanese and international legal community, including prominent law professors from the University of Tokyo and a former Prosecutor-General of the Public Prosecutors Office.

The firm also has experienced lawyers qualified from non-Japanese jurisdictions, such as the US, England and Wales, the People’s Republic of China, the Philippines, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar and Thailand.

MHM has expanded domestically by opening offices in Fukuoka, Osaka and Nagoya. The firm has established a strong presence in Asia by opening offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Bangkok, Yangon, Ho Chi Minh City and a Jakarta Desk (AKSET Law MHM Jakarta Desk). The leading law firm in Thailand, Chandler & Thong-ek Law Offices Limited integrated its operations with the Bangkok office on 1st January 2017 under the name Chandler MHM Limited. Such wide-ranging expertise and diversified experience enables the firm to provide clients exemplary service in a timely and efficient manner.

Main Areas of Practice:
■ Banking & Finance
■ Capital Markets (including JREIT)
■ Competition/Antitrust
■ Construction
■ Corporate/M&A
■ Dispute Resolution
■ Employment
■ FinTech
■ Insurance
■ Intellectual Property
■ Investment Funds
■ Projects & Energy
■ Real Estate
■ Restructuring/Insolvency
■ Structured Finance/Securitisation
■ Tax
■ Wealth Management
■ Labour

Recent Representations:
The firm’s recent representations have included:
■ Hitachi in its sale of the shares in Clarion to French company Faurecia via tender offer
■ Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation in its tender offer to acquire all shares in NTT Urban Development (NTTUD)
■ KKR/Calsonic in the acquisition of Magneti Marelli from FIAT
■ Baring Private Equity Asia in its acquisition of Pioneer Corporation
■ Showa Shell in its business Integration with Idemitsu Kosan
■ Japan Post Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan Post Bank Co., Ltd., and Japan Post Insurance Co., Ltd. in the JPY1.43 trillion concurrent global initial public offering of all three government-owned issuers
■ SoftBank Corp in its JPY2.6 trillion global initial public offering
■ Techpoint, Inc. in its initial public offering, the first JDR listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange
■ Toyota Industries Corporation in its USD1 billion debut global bond offering
■ China Construction Bank in the listing of its JPYdenominated bonds to the TOKYO PRO-BOND Market
■ Google in its acquisition of land for its first data center in Japan
■ UBS Asset Management in launching an investment venture to invest in residential properties in Japan
■ Johnson & Johnson in its acquisition of all the outstanding shares of Ci:z Holdings, the parent company of the Dr. Ci:Labo skin care brand
■ Nippon Life Insurance Company on its joint venture to operate a life insurance business with Grand Guardian Insurance Holding Public Company Limited following the opening of the sector to foreign investment in Myanmar, under which it subscribed for a 35% equity stake worth USD21 million in Grand Guardian Nippon Life Insurance Co., Ltd
■ Japan ICOM, the real estate developer, in restructuring through the civil rehabilitation proceedings
■ Japan Post Co., Ltd. in its litigations in Tokyo and Osaka filed by its fixed-term employees represented by the second large labor union seeking compensation based on the allegation of ‘equal pay for equal work’ doctrine
■ Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited. as the mandated lead arranger in the project finance for Kumamoto Airport concession project
■ Daio Paper Corporation in a lawsuit brought by one of the biggest shareholders regarding the issuance of the convertible bonds

Global

This firm is also ranked in:

Asia-Pacific 2021 High Net Worth 2020 FinTech 2021

Contributions

Total 15 contributions

Trends and Developments

Corporate M&A 2021 in Myanmar

Authors: Kana Manabe, Win Naing, Julian Barendse, Nirmalan Amirthanesan

Law and Practice

Corporate M&A 2021 in Myanmar

Authors: Kana Manabe, Win Naing, Julian Barendse, Nirmalan Amirthanesan

Ranked Departments

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Japan

Banking & Finance: Domestic
Band 1
Capital Markets: Domestic
Band 1
Capital Markets: Domestic: Securitisation & Derivatives
Band 1
Corporate/M&A: Domestic
Band 1
Dispute Resolution: Domestic
Band 1
Intellectual Property: Domestic
Band 2

Ranked Lawyers

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China

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (International Firms)


Yoshio Iteya
Expertise based abroad

Intellectual Property (International Firms)


Yoshifumi Onodera
Expertise based abroad
Japan

Banking & Finance: Domestic


Hiroki Aoyama
Band 2
Masanori Sato
Band 1
Takahiro Kobayashi
Band 3

Capital Markets: Domestic


Katsumasa Suzuki
Band 1

Top Ranked Lawyers

Band 1
Masanori SatoBanking & Finance: Domestic
Katsumasa SuzukiCapital Markets: Domestic
Masanori SatoCapital Markets: Domestic: Securitisation & Derivatives
Gaku IshiwataCorporate/M&A: Domestic
Hajime TanahashiCorporate/M&A: Domestic
Khin Cho KyiGeneral Business Law
Band 2
Hiroki AoyamaBanking & Finance: Domestic
Taro OmotoCapital Markets: Domestic
Taro OmotoCapital Markets: Domestic: J-REITs
Yasuhiko FujitsuCapital Markets: Domestic: J-REITs
Akira EhiraCapital Markets: Domestic: Securitisation & Derivatives
Mugi SekidoDispute Resolution: Domestic
Band 3
Takahiro KobayashiBanking & Finance: Domestic
Toshimitsu NemotoCapital Markets: Domestic
Yuto MatsumuraCorporate/M&A: Domestic
Takeshi MukawaGeneral Business Law
Win NaingGeneral Business Law
Yutaka MiyoshiIntellectual Property: Domestic

Ranked Offices

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Japan

Nagoya-shi
Myanmar

Yangon

Ranked Offices

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Marunouchi Park Building

2-6-1 Marunouchi

Chiyoda-ku

Tokyo

Tokyo-to

Japan

100-8222

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