Japan Practice

Experience

    • Japan Post Holdings in its purchase of a strategic stake of approximately 7% of outstanding common shares of Aflac.
    • Sawai Pharmaceutical in the sale of a minority stake of its U.S. subsidiary, Upsher-Smith Laboratories, to Japanese trading house Sumitomo.
    • Mitsui in its acquisition of an additional 10% limited partnership interest in Penske Truck Leasing from subsidiaries of GE Capital Global Holdings.
    • American International Group in its sale of its Japan life insurance business to FWD.
    • Showa Denko in the U.S. aspects of its acquisition of SGL GE Holding.
    • StanCorp Financial Group in its $5 billion sale to Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company.
    • 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.
    • Protective Life in its $5.7 billion merger with a subsidiary of Dai-ichi Life, a life insurance company listed on the Tokyo stock exchange.
    • Mitsui in its joint venture with Codelco to acquire 29.5% of Anglo American Sur.
    • Toyota Motor Sales USA in various state and federal investigations relating to vehicle acceleration issues. These included 29 state attorney general investigations, congressional inquiries, SEC investigations, and Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations, all of which settled without any criminal convictions for the company.
    • Toyota in its collaboration with Air Liquide to develop and supply 12 state-of-the-art hydrogen stations in five states in the northeast in connection with Toyota's rollout of new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, Mirai.
    • Mitsui in its acquisition of a 20% limited partnership interest in Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P.
    • A major Japanese automotive corporation as claimant in consolidated ICC London arbitration proceedings concerning a multibillion-euro cross-shareholding and arising out of a commercial alliance.
    • A significant Japanese investor in its purchase of an interest in one of Brazil’s largest hydroelectric projects.
    • Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical, a leading transdermal patch manufacturer listed on the Tokyo stock exchange, in its $428 million acquisition of Nasdaq-listed Noven Pharmaceuticals via an all-cash tender offer.
    • Mitsui in establishing a significant joint venture with Celanese to manufacture methanol at Celanese’s plant in Clear Lake, Texas.
    • Dentsu in its various sales of shares in Publicis Groupe to Publicis Groupe, amounting to approximately €1 billion.
    • A Japanese bank in the ongoing TIBOR litigation
    • Mitsui in its investment in VLI, a cargo logistics company.
    • Footprint Power in the sale of Salem Harbor Energy Station Project to Highstar Fund IV and Toyota Tsusho, an EPC Contract with Iberdrola Energy Projects, to build a 700MW state-of-the-art combined-cycle gas electric generating facility and a $730 million construction financing, a transaction awarded the Project Finance International “2015 Power Deal of the Year of the Americas” award.
    • Mitsui in its joint venture with Dow Chemical to construct, own and operate a membrane chlor-alkali facility in Freeport, Texas.
    • Mitsui in its joint venture with The Dow Chemical Company to produce biopolymers made from renewable, sugarcane-derived ethanol in Brazil.
    • A large Japanese investor in a significant investment in the U.S. Marcellus shale gas formation.
    • Evercore, as financial advisor to Tokio Marine, in Tokio Marine's $7.5 billion acquisition of HCC Insurance.
    • Morgan Stanley, as financial advisor to Symetra Financial Corp, in the $3.8 billion sale of Symetra Financial Corp to Sumitomo Life.
    • A sovereign wealth fund in its investment in a real estate development partnership with Goodman Japan Limited.
    • American International Group in the tender offer by Chartis Japan Capital to acquire the remaining shares of Fuji Fire and Marine Insurance Co.
    • Prudential Financial in its $4.8 billion acquisition of Japan-based AIG Star Life Insurance and AIG Edison Life Insurance from American International Group.
    • J.C. Flowers in Shinsei Bank's proposed, later terminated, $5.9 billion merger with Aozora Bank.
    • Sithe Global Power in its sale of a 50% interest in Goreway Station to Chubu and Toyota Tsusho.
    • Prudential Financial in matters relating to The Gibraltar Life Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Prudential Financial, in its acquisition of Yamato Life.
    • ORIX Corporation in its investment as a member of a consortium in the consortium's NT$23.8 billion acquisition of a majority interest in EnTie Bank, a Taiwanese commercial bank.