Ezra Borut is a corporate partner based in Debevoise’s Tokyo office. He is qualified in New York and registered with the Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association ...
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- Mitsui in the sale of Transfreight North America, a wholly-owned subsidiary that provides logistics services primarily to automotive manufacturers, to U.S.-based Penske Logistics.
- Mitsui in its acquisition of a 20% limited partnership interest in Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., a full service truck leasing, truck rental and logistics business that mainly operates in the U.S., from General Electric Capital Corporation.
- Mitsui & Co., Ltd. in establishing a significant joint venture with Celanese to manufacture methanol at Celanese’s plant in Clear Lake, Texas.
- Mitsui & Co., Ltd. in its joint venture with The Dow Chemical Company to produce biopolymers made from renewable, sugarcane-derived ethanol in Brazil.
- Mitsui & Co., Ltd. in its joint venture with Dow Chemical to construct, own and operate a membrane chlor-alkali facility in Freeport, Texas.
- A large Japanese investor in a significant investment in the U.S. Marcellus shale gas formation.
- Delta Air Lines and Comair, as special aircraft counsel, in their successful Chapter 11 proceedings, involving the refinancing of more than 275 aircraft via new debt or lease arrangements, the return or other disposition of more than 140 aircraft, the elimination of four aircraft types from Delta’s fleet and the litigation of substantial aircraft financing claims.
- Developer of coal gasification projects in sale of a development project to a private equity fund.
- Mitsui in its purchase of a 50% interest in Brazos Wind Ventures from Padoma Resources I and joint venture with ShellWind Energy, Inc.
- Mitsui in investments and divestitures with respect to various water and wastewater treatment facilities.
- Dentsu Inc. in its U.S. $500M minority investment and strategic alliance with Publicis Groupe S.A.
- U.S. counsel to Mitsubishi Materials Corporation in 50/50 joint venture with Plansee Holding AG for the powder metallurgical business.
- University of Chicago Law School, 1996, J.D.
- Yale University, 1991, B.A.