We have long-standing experience in Japan, act for a number of major Japanese clients, and work in close collaboration with leading Japanese law firms.

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Key experience

Our key experience includes advising:

FWD Group, the insurance arm of Pacific Century Group, in relation to its acquisition of AIG Fuji Life Insurance Company, Limited, the company through which AIG runs its life insurance business in Japan

Shire plc (Shire) on a recommended offer by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (Takeda) for the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of Shire (the Proposed Transaction). The Proposed Transaction was announced on 8 May 2018.

Aegis Group on its recommended cash offer by Dentsu Inc.

Glory Limited on its binding offer to acquire the Talaris Group, a provider of cash handling equipment and systems, from Carlyle and management shareholders for approximately £650 million.

Asahi Breweries on its US$660 million acquisition of an interest in Tsingtao Brewery Corporation from Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Fuji Electric in relation to the European Commission's investigation into an alleged cartel in the Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) sector, a case involving one of the largest set of fines (approximately EUR 750 million) imposed on a single cartel, and on an application to the CFI to appeal the Commission's decision.

NYK on its strategic investment in Dalian Port Company.

Recent Work