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Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo

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Japan: Corporate and M&A

International firms and joint ventures
Corporate and M&A: international firms and joint ventures - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo

The ‘very professional and courteous team’ at Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo saw substantial change in 2016: Lisa Yano (who brings a new US element to the team) joined from Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, and the ‘excellent’ Jacky Scanlan-Dyas was promoted to the partnership. Practice head Rika Beppu and Wataru Kamoto advised Neopost Group on a joint venture with Yamato Transport.

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Japan: Dispute resolution

International firms and joint ventures
Dispute resolution: international firms and joint ventures - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo

At Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo, Lloyd Parker is recommended for contentious IP issues, and senior associate Ethan Kate represents clients in government investigations. Patric McGonigal joined Hill Dickinson LLP’s London office, and Philippe Riesen joined Foley & Lardner.

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Japan: Intellectual property

International firms and joint ventures
Intellectual property: international firms and joint ventures - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo

Patent troll litigation and multi-defendant cases are strengths for Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo’s patent team, which hired Hiroto Imai from Wada & Watanabe along with consultant Yoshiki Abe. Another key practitioner, Frederick Ch'en, made partner and is highly regarded in the pharmaceutical and technology fields for cross-border litigation involving Europe. Managing partner Lloyd Parker ‘manages his group exceedingly well’ and is a key person for trade mark matters alongside counsel Chikako Hashimoto, who has ‘abundant experience’. Parker led portfolio management advice to PepsiCo, Nissan and Rakuten. Philippe Riesen joined Foley & Lardner.

Leading individuals: foreign lawyers (gaiben)

Lloyd Parker - Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo

Next generation lawyers: foreign lawyers (gaiben)

Nicolas Hirt - Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo

Tomoe Takahashi - Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo

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Japan: Projects and energy

International firms and joint ventures
Projects and energy: international firms and joint ventures - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo

Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo’s practice head Joseph Kim has expertise in cross-border projects led from Japan or Korea, and is advising K-Exim, ADB, SMBC, Crédit Agricole and ING on the financing of a coal-fired power project.

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