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Atsumi & Sakai

FUKOKU SEIMEI BUILDING, 2-2-2 UCHISAIWAICHO, CHIYODA-KU, TOKYO 100-0011, JAPAN
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Work +81 3 5501 2111
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www.aplaw.jp
London, Tokyo

Masayuki Matsuura

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Work +81-(0)3-5501-1387
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Atsumi & Sakai

Work Department

Corporate PG (M&A, Antitrust), International PG

Position

Partner (M&A, Antitrust, PFI/PPP, Compliance)

Career

Yamakawa Manjiro Law Office (October 2005 - February 2007); Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (Washington, D.C.) (August 2013 - July 2014)

Languages

Japanese and English.

Member

Tokyo Bar Association.

Education

University of Southern California (USC) Gould School of Law (LL.M., 2013); The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (2005); Keio University (LL.B., 2001)


Japan: Antitrust and competition

Antitrust and competition – Independent local firms

Within: Next generation lawyers

Masayuki Matsuura (Bengoshi) - Atsumi & Sakai

Within: Antitrust and competition – Independent local firms

At Atsumi & Sakai 'the advice hits all the right points to balance competition law and business risks' and 'truly exceptional' practice head Setsuko Yufu is noted for the 'depth of her understanding of Japanese and foreign competition law as well as her excellent relationship with the JFTC'. A team including Saori Hanada and 'up-and-coming star' Masayuki Matsuura is acting for a Japanese manufacturer in the landmark 'autoparts cartel' investigations launched by the JFTC and foreign regulatory bodies. Meanwhile, Tatsuo Yamashima – who is described as 'one of the outstanding antitrust experts in Japan' – is collaborating with Yufu and recently promoted partner Yusuke Miura to defend a major Japanese shipping company in investigations into a host of anticompetitive business practices by the JFTC, DoJ, EU and other entities. The group also advises clients on general compliance matters, internal investigations and merger clearance mandates in the context of M&A transactions. Recent team developments include the arrival of Hisashi Miyatsuka and of counsel Go Fujimoto from Nishimura & Asahi and of counsel Kohei Murakawa from Squire Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo Horitsu Jimusho.

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Japan: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A – Independent local firms

Within: Corporate and M&A – Independent local firms

Atsumi & Sakai has welcomed Go Fujimoto, Go Hashimoto and Hisashi Miyatsuka from 'Big Four' firm Nishimura & Asahi, as well as Akimoto Kawamura from Citigroup, further strengthening the practice. Global Infrastructure Partners engaged a team led by Hiroyuki Sanbe as Japanese counsel on its acquisition of a 100% equity interest in the wind and solar portfolios of Equis Funds. Meanwhile, dispute resolution partner Bonnie Dixon handled Advanced Energy Industries' takeover of Japanese manufacturer Trek Holdings. Also notable is Ashish Jejurkar's work for PayMate and its promoter pertaining to the regulatory aspects of the investment by Mayfair101. Miho Niunoya assisted a Japanese power company with its purchase of shares in a foreign project company established to develop a geothermal power plant in South East Asia. Further key contacts include senior partner Shintaro Hamasu and Masayuki Matsuura .

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