Morrison & Foerster has brought on board litigation expert Takahiro Nonaka as a partner in Tokyo from DLA Piper.
White & Case has advised Japan’s Panasonic Corporation on the purchase of the remaining 80 percent of U.S. supply-chain software company Blue Yonder for $5.6 billion.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has counselled human resources firm Visional Inc. on its 66.88-billion-yen ($618 million) IPO on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mother’s market.
Japanese law firm Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (AMT) has added four senior foreign counsel to its partnership, shortly after the launch of its foreign joint law enterprise.
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune recently broke ground as the first Japan Big Four law firm to allow foreign lawyers to become equity partners. Atsutoshi Maeda, partner at the firm, recently spoke to ALB about why adaptability is critical for law firms in the country, and more broadly in the region.
U.S. law firm Debevoise & Plimpton has closed its five-year-old office in Tokyo.
The annual ALB Japan Law Awards will open on February 5. Returning for its 17th edition, the awards ceremony, which will be held on Thursday, June 17, will continue to recognise outstanding performance of private practitioners and in-house counsel from and within Japan’s legal landscape.
Tokyo-headquartered firm Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (AMT) has hired David MacArthur as a senior foreign counsel in the international arbitration practice and will be operating out of the firm’s Tokyo and Singapore offices from Bae Kim & Lee (BKL) where he was a partner in Seoul.
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (AMT) is set to become the first Japan Big Four Four to allow foreign lawyers to become equity partners after it launched a foreign law joint enterprise.
Anglo-American law firm DLA Piper has hired Tony Andriotis as the head of its international arbitration practice in Japan from the Tokyo office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.