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Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Tokyo

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto - Tokyo
  • Marunouchi Park Building
  • 2-6-1 Marunouchi
  • Chiyoda-ku
  • Tokyo
  • Tokyo-to
  • Japan
  • 100-8222
  • Managing Partners: Toru Ishiguro, Yasuzo Takeno, Satoko Kuwabara, Hideki Matsui, Masanori Sato, Soichiro Fujiwara, Hajime Tanahashi
  • Number of partners: 95
  • Number of lawyers: 313
  • Languages: Chinese, English, Japanese

Firm Overview:
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto is a full-service international law firm which is particularly well known for its work in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, finance, litigation, insolvency, tax and intellectual property.

Main Areas of Practice:  

M&A:
•LIXIL Group Corporation - acquisition of GROHE Group. Partners: Akira Marumo, Takuya Eguchi, Yuto Matsumura, Shuhei Kubota
•Applied Materials, Inc. - merger with Tokyo Electron Ltd. Partners: Yuto Matsumura, Atsushi Oishi, Koji Toshima, Rintaro Shinohara
•Renesas Electronics Corporation - share issue through third-party allotment. Partners: Tomohiro Tsuchiya, Kensuke Ambe, Yusuke Ishii
•Hitachi Ltd. - forming a joint venture with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. by merging their thermal power generation systems businesses. Partners: Atsushi Oishi, Hideki Utsunomiya
•SOFTBANK Corp. - strategic acquisition of Sprint Nextel. Partners: Akira Marumo, Takahiro Kobayashi
•SOFTBANK Corp. - advising on making eAccess Ltd. a wholly-owned subsidiary through share exchange and a business alliance between SOFTBANK MOBILE Corp. and eAccess Ltd. Partners: Akira Marumo, Atsushi Oishi, Takahiro Kobayashi, Takeshi Okuyama
•Aegis Group plc. - Dentsu Inc’s recommended cash acquisition of Aegis Group plc. Partner: Takayuki Kihira
Contact: Gaku Ishiwata
Tel: +81 3 5223 7753
Email: gaku.ishiwata@mhmjapan.com

Capital Markets:
•Issuance of US dollar-denominated subordinated notes by Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. Partners: Toru Ishiguro, Yasuhiko Fujitsu
•Global offering of shares of Japan Tobacco Inc. held by the Japanese Government and the repurchase of the shares by Japan Tobacco Inc. Partners: Toru Ishiguro, Katsumasa Suzuki
•Introductory listing and initial public offering of Tosei Corporation at SGX. Partner: Kensuke Ambe
•Issuance of $2,485,000,000 4½% Senior Notes due 2020 and €625,000,000 4⅝% Senior Notes due 2020 by SOFTBANK Corp. in conjunction with its Sprint Nextel acquisition. Partner: Taro Omoto
•IPO global offering of Suntory Beverage & Food Limited. Partners: Toru Ishiguro, Taro Omoto
Contact: Toru Ishiguro
Tel: +81 3 6212 8318
Email: toru.ishiguro@mhmjapan.com

Asset Management:
•Global Offering of Investment Units by Japan Retail Fund Investment Corporation. Partners: Harume Nakano, Taro Omoto
•Global Offering of Investment Units of Kenedix Residential Investment Corporation. Partners: Harume Nakano, Yasuhiko Fujitsu
•Global IPO and First Follow-on Global Offering of Investment Units of Nippon Prologis REIT, Inc. Partners: Harume Nakano, Taro Omoto
•Global IPO of Investment Units of AEON REIT Investment Corporation. Partner: Yasuhiko Fujitsu
•Establishment and offering of Mega Solar Power Plant Fund. Partner: Ken Miura
Contact: Yasuzo Takeno
Tel: +81 3 5220 1844
Email: yasuzo.takeno@mhmjapan.com

Structured Finance/Project Finance:
•SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation and consortium - JPY122 billion PFI Project for Space Satellites originated by Ministry of Defense. Partners: Takeshi Mukawa, Hiroki Aoyama
•Tokyo Marine Asset Management Co., Ltd. - Mega Solar Fund. Partner: Ken Miura
•SOFTBANK Corp. - JPY 1.65 trillion WBS. Partners: Akira Mauro, Takahiro Kobayashi
•Ministry of Finance - Securitisation of FILP receivables through Master Trust. Partners: Masanori Sato, Takahiro Kobayashi
Contact: Masanori Sato
Tel: +81 3 5223 7726
Email: masanori.sato@mhmjapan.com

Banking & Insurance:
•Issuance of the 38th, 41st and 42nd Unsecured Straight Corporate Bond by SOFTBANK Corp. Partner: Akira Marumo
•Advised Renesas Electronics Corporation on a syndicated loan. Partner: Akiko Sueoka
Contact: Akira Marumo
Tel: +81 3 5223 7738
Email: akira.marumo@mhmjapan.com

Intellectual Property:
•Representing Buffalo Inc. and other defendants in defending a patent infringement case. Partner: Takuya Iizuka
•Representing Mochida Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. in defending a patent infringement case. Partners: Takuya Iizuka, Hiroki Saito
•Acting for Nippon Television Network Corporation in two cases in Supreme Court (Maneki TV case and Roku-Raku II case). Both were the first cases in which the Supreme Court declared that the one-to-one retransmission of TV broadcasting and recording of TV constitutes infringement of copyrights and neighbouring rights. Partners: Hiroki Saito, Tetsushi Kamimura
Contact: Yutaka Miyoshi
Tel: +81 3 5223 7749
Email: yutaka.miyoshi@mhmjapan.com

Venture Capital:
•Acting for various domestic and international venture capital funds (including Innovation Network Corporation of Japan and its affiliated funds) in their preferred or common stock investment in pre-IPO companies
•Advising on the formation of numerous venture capital funds, including technology focused Mobile Internet Capital, Inc. and Energy & Environment Investment, Inc.
Contact: Hajime Tanahashi
Tel: +81 3 5223 7733
Email: hajime.tanahashi@mhmjapan.com

Litigation & Arbitration:
•Acting for Nippon Television Network Corporation in two cases in the Supreme Court (Maneki TV case and Roku-Raku II case). Partners: Hiroki Saito, Tetsushi Kamimura
•Representing Nissan Shatai Co., Ltd. on a lawsuit for injunction. Partners: Toru Ishiguro, Gaku Ishiwata, Junichi Tobimatsu, Atsuko Taishido
Contact: Junichi Tobimatsu
Tel: +81 3 5223 7760
Email: junichi.tobimatsu@mhmjapan.com

Insolvency:
•Representation of Sotsu Co., Ltd. regarding the sale of its TV shopping business to Transcosmos Inc. Partner: Ryota Yamasaki
•Represented The Sanko Steamship Co., Ltd. in filing its petition for reorganisation proceedings. Partner: Tadaaki Matsumura
•Micron Technology, Inc. - acquisition of Elpida Memory, Inc. in connection with Elpida’s corporate reorganisation proceedings. Partners: Hajime Tanahashi, Junichi Tobimatsu, Airo Inoue, Koji Toshima
Contact: Junichi Tobimatsu
Tel: +81 3 5223 7760
Email: junichi.tobimatsu@mhmjapan.com

Tax:
•Applied Materials, Inc. - merger with Tokyo Electron Ltd. Partners: Yuto Matsumura, Atsushi Oishi, Koji Toshima, Rintaro Shinohara
•Hitachi Ltd. - forming a joint venture with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. by merging their thermal power generation systems businesses. Partners: Atsushi Oishi, Hideki Utsunomiya
•DeNA Co Ltd. – advising on the tax aspects of its acquisition of ngmoco, Inc. Partners: Hajime Tanahashi, Atsushi Oishi
Contact: Atsushi Oishi
Tel: +81 3 5223 7767
Email: atsushi.oishi@mhmjapan.com

Areas of Practice

  • General Corporate
  • M&A
  • Capital Markets
  • Asset Management
  • Securitisation & Asset Finance
  • Banking & Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Venture Capital
  • Litigation & Arbitration
  • Insolvency
  • Tax

Branches

  • Marunouchi Park Building,
  • 2-6-1 Marunouchi,
  • Chiyoda-ku,
  • Tokyo,
  • Tokyo-to
  • Japan
  • 100-8222
  • Tel +81 3 6212 8330
  • Fax +81 3 6212 8230
  • Email : mhm_info@mhmjapan.com
  • Website : www.mhmjapan.com
  • 9th Floor, Tenjin Twin Building,
  • 1-6-8 Tenjin, Chuo-Ku,
  • Fukuoka,
  • Fukuoka-ken
  • Japan
  • 801-0001
  • Tel +81 92 739 8140
  • Fax +81 92 739 8141
  • Suite 913,
  • Beijing Fortune Building,
  • 5 Dong San Huan Bei Lu,
  • Chaoyang District,
  • Beijing,
  • China
  • 100004
  • Tel +86 10 6590 9292
  • Fax +86 10 6590 9290
  • 6th Floor, Hang Seng Bank Tower,
  • 1000 Lujiazui Ring Road,
  • Pudong New Area,
  • Shanghai,
  • China
  • 200120
  • Tel +86 21 6841 2500
  • Fax +86 21 6841 2811
  • 16 Raffles Quay #16-04,
  • Hong Leong Building ,
  • Singapore,
  • Singapore Island
  • Singapore
  • 048581
  • Tel +65 6593 9750
  • Fax +65 6593 9751