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Masahisa Ikeda

Tel:
Work +81 3 5251 1601
Email:
Shearman & Sterling LLP

Work Department

Capital Markets

Position

Masahisa Ikeda is the Managing Partner of Shearman & Sterling’s Tokyo office. Mr. Ikeda’s practice covers general corporate matters, with a particular focus on capital markets, M&A and asset management. He has extensive experience representing Japanese issuers and underwriters in registered global offerings, listings and global private placements, and representing Japanese corporations either as buyers or sellers in cross-border M&A and private equity transactions. He has provided advice to numerous industrial and financial clients in Japan, including many of the largest electronics manufacturers, high-technology companies, securities firms, and U.S. and Japanese regulatory authorities. He also represents numerous Japanese corporations on various U.S. antitrust law matters and anti-corruption matters. Mr. Ikeda has been named a leading practitioner for capital markets, M&A and asset management by Chambers Global, Chambers Asia, Asia Pacific Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and the Nihon Keizai Shimbun.

Languages

English; Japanese; French

Education

Harvard Law School, J.D, 1993, cum laude; University of Tokyo, LL.B., 1990; Harvard University, A.B., 1989, magna cum laude


Japan: Antitrust and competition law

International firms and joint ventures

Within: International firms and joint ventures

The team at Shearman & Sterling works with colleagues in the US and Europe to advise Japanese corporations and financial institutions on complex antitrust matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, class actions, private antitrust litigation, cartels and civil government investigations. Masahisa Ikeda is the main contact.

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Japan: Banking and finance

International firms and joint ventures

Within: International firms and joint ventures

The energy sector remains a strong focus of Shearman & Sterling, where project finance specialist Etienne Gelencsér is a key name. Other noteworthy individuals include Asia regional managing partner Masahisa Ikeda and Kenneth Lebrun, who handles private equity transactions. Clients include financial institutions, funds, underwriters and Japanese companies.

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Japan: Capital markets

International firms and joint ventures

Within: Leading individuals: foreign lawyers (gaiben)

Masahisa Ikeda - Shearman & Sterling

Within: International firms and joint ventures

As ‘a great firm for US law advice’, Shearman & Sterling has ‘a wealth of experience operating in the Japanese market’, thanks in part to the ‘exceptional knowledge’ of practice head Masahisa Ikeda. Ikeda has notable expertise acting for Japanese corporates in SEC-registered and private placement offerings; he recently advised Toyota on a take-private transaction of Daihatsu Motor involving an SEC registration, and acted for JXTG Holdings on its $16bn business integration with TonenGeneral including a share exchange and related SEC disclosure obligations. Counsels Toshiro Mochizuki and Kana Morimura are also recommended.

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Japan: Corporate and M&A

International firms and joint ventures

Within: International firms and joint ventures

The ‘extremely helpfulKenneth Lebrun heads the ‘highly knowledgeable’ group at Shearman & Sterling, and recently led advice to Sompo Holdings on its $6.3bn takeover of Endurance Speciality Holdings. Other mandates included assisting Japan Nuclear Fuel with its acquisition of a 5% stake in New Areva Holding, acting on the $2bn merger of Daishi Bank and Hokuetsu Bank, and handling Integral’s $218m acquisition of Aderans. Merrill Lynch Japan Securities and Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan are also clients; Lebrun advised the latter on its establishment as a result of the integration of Coca-Cola West and Coca-Cola East Japan. Regional managing partner and head of the Tokyo office Masahisa Ikeda is highly regarded for his cross-border M&A expertise and knowledge of private equity transactions; he recently led advice regarding the business integration of JX Holdings and TonenGeneral through a share exchange, forming JXTG Holdings. Associate Gordon Palmquist is also a key name to note.

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