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Mori Hamada & Matsumoto


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: 354
  • Languages: Japanese, English, Mandarin, French, Korean, Thai
  • CHINA  
  • BEIJING:Tel:Fax: Beijing Fortune Bldg., Suite 913, 5 Dong San Huan Bei Lu, Chaoyang District, 100004 +86 10 6590 9292 +86 10 6590 9290
  • SHANGHAI:Tel:Fax: 6th Floor, Hang Seng Bank Tower, 1000 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong New Area, 200120 +86 21 6841 2500 +86 21 6841 2811
  • SINGAPORE:Tel:Fax: 16 Raffles Quay #16-04 Hong Leong Building 048581 +65 6593 9750 +65 6593 9751
  • YANGON:Tel:Fax: #1001, 10th Floor, Sakura Tower, 339 Bogyoke Aung San Road, Kyauktada Township +95 1 255134 +95 1 255143
  • BANGKOK:Tel:Fax: MHM Bangkok desk in association at Chandler & Thong-ek Law Offices Limited, 7th-9th Floors, Bubhajit Building, 20 North Sathorn Road, 10500 +66 2 266 6485 (ext 114) +66 2 266 6483

Firm Overview:
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto is one of the largest full-service law firms based Japan, with its principal office in Tokyo and branch offices in Osaka and Fukuoka, as well as overseas offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore and Yangon and an associated office in Bangkok. The firm provides comprehensive assistance on cross-border transactions and disputes. More than half of the firm’s work is international in nature and its clients include multinational corporations from a wide range of business sectors, including banking, insurance, finance, telecoms, information technology, real estate and manufacturing.

Main Areas of Practice:
The firm regularly advises on the largest and most complex cross-border transactions, particularly in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and finance. The firm has a strong practice in international capital markets (including JREITS) and asset management and was instrumental in the development of the now mature Japanese syndicated loan and securitisation markets. The firm has also been a leader in the growing private equity market in Japan. The firm is widely regarded for its expertise in Japanese insolvency and restructuring proceedings and complex litigation, arbitration and regulatory proceedings, particularly in the areas of banking and securities, intellectual property, information technology and antitrust. The firm’s intellectual property practice is known for its work in rapidly developing technologies, such as telecommunications and information services. Other core practice areas include antitrust, tax and labour law. Matters in which the firm has acted that are illustrative of its practice are listed below.
• Counsel for Micron Technologies, Inc., the US-based semiconductor company, in its approximately USD2.5 billion acquisition of Elpida Memory, a Japan-based DRAM manufacturer, through a complex court and creditor-approved Japanese insolvency proceeding
• Counsel for Applied Materials, Inc. in a transaction with Tokyo Electron that joined two of the worlds largest chip equipment manufacturers into a company with a combined value of approximately USD29 billion
• Counsel for LIXIL Group Corporation in its approximately EUR3 billion acquisition, together with the Development Bank of Japan, of an 87.5% equity stake of GROHE Group, the German sanitary fittings manufacturer; the firm also acted as counsel for LIXIL in an innovative acquisition financing structure for the transaction
• Counsel for Mizkan Group Corporation in its USD2.15 billion acquisition of the Ragu and Bertolli Brands from a subsidiary of Unilever Plc
• Counsel for Hitachi Ltd. it its approximately USD3.3 billion joint venture with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. that merged their respective thermal power generation systems businesses
• Counsel for Société Générale SA in the sale of Société Générale Private Banking Japan Ltd to Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
• Counsel for Bain Capital Asia, LLC in its approximately USD500 million cash tender offer and subsequent acquisition of Macromill Inc., a Japanese marketing research company
• Counsel for Texas Instruments Incorporated in the acquisition of wafer fabrication facilities and manufacturing equipment from Spansion Japan Limited through Japanese insolvency proceedings
• Counsel for Accordia Golf Trust in the formation of the first Japanese business trust comprising investments in golf course assets and its SGD758.6 million IPO on the Singapore Stock Exchange
• Counsel for SoftBank Corp. in its JPY1.98 trillion permanent financing and JPY600 billion notes and bonds for the acquisition of Sprint NexTel Corporation
• Counsel for Prudential Mortgage Capital Company in a JPY20 billion non-recourse debt financing for the acquisition of Quraz, Ltd., Japan’s largest self-storage company
• Counsel for Mitsubishi Motors Corporation in its approximately JPY270 billion global stock offering, the largest offering by a Japanese listed company in the fiscal year ending March 2014
• Counsel for Eksportfinans ASA, a Norwegian financial institution, in its successful defence of a lawsuit filed in Japan by US investment funds alleging a default in respect of samurai bonds
• Counsel for Buffalo Inc. and other defendants in the successful defence of patent infringement litigation in Japan involving USB devices, as well as a successful action against the plaintiff for patent invalidation

Areas of Practice

  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets (including JREIT)
  • Competition/Antitrust
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investment Funds
  • Projects & Energy
  • Real Estate
  • Restructuring/Insolvency
  • Structured Finance/Securisation
  • Tax


  • 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
  • 17th Floor, Grand Front Osaka Tower A,
  • 4-20 Ofukacho, Kita-ku,
  • Osaka,
  • Osaka-fu
  • Japan
  • 530-0011
  • Tel +81 6 6377 9400
  • Fax +81 6 6377 9401