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Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo

Japan: Corporate and M&A

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 'client-centered approach' of Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo's is highly praised by clients. Practice head Jacky Scanlan-Dyas 'is very responsive and has business acumen combined with a deep understanding of her clients' business and industry'. In recent highlights, a global cross-office team including Scanlan-Dyas, Wataru Kamoto and counsel Anthony Woolley – a recent transfer to Tokyo from Ulaanbaatar – advised eBay on its proposed acquisition of Giosis' Japan business which includes online retailer Qoo10; Lisa Yano was supported by recently promoted senior associate Paul Henesy in her work for NTT regarding its acquisition of Secure-24 Intermediate Holdings. Elsewhere, the team acted for Exelon in the formation of a 50:50 joint venture with the Japan Atomic Power Company. Senior associate Chiyokazu Shindo is also a name to note.

Leading individuals

Jacky Scanlan-Dyas (Gaiben) - Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo

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Japan: Intellectual property

Intellectual property – International firms and joint ventures
Intellectual property – International firms and joint ventures - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo

With a particular focus on trade marks, patents and copyright, Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo ‘knows the industry' and has a client list that includes some of the world’s top brands. It also has one of the largest teams in Japan with three dedicated partners and over 50 associates and non-associate practitioners. The group benefits from the firm's extensive international presence and cross-border capability, as evidenced by its work with high-profile multinational companies, including advising Nissan on its global trade mark portfolio and strategy. Lloyd Parker heads up an experienced team, which includes multijurisdictional IP enforcement and portfolio management specialist, senior associate Tomoe Takahashi, as well as the ‘extremely hardworking, friendly and brilliant’ Dr Frederick Ch’en, a specialist in IP and life sciences. Other highlights included advising long-standing client Brother Group on its global trade mark portfolio and anti-counterfeiting work.

Leading individuals

Dr Frederick Ch’en - Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo

Lloyd Parker - Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo

Next Generation Partners

Tomoe Takahashi - Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo

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Japan: Projects and energy

Projects and energy – International firms and joint ventures
Projects and energy – International firms and joint ventures - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo

Joseph Kim heads the project and energy team at Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo which was recently instructed by a group of Philippine banks to oversee the financing of the second 668MW unit of GNPower Dinginin's supercritical coal-fired power plant in the Bataan Province. Kim also led the advice to Exelon on its joint venture with JAPC to advance nuclear operations around the world. Senior associate Ryan Russell is also a key contact and supported a team, which included corporate partner Lisa Yano, in assisting a major international energy company with the financing, acquisition, development, operation and maintenance of several large-scale offshore wind farms. Project financing specialist Sean Conaty has been promoted to partner and the client-recommended senior associate Michael Lynch has returned from secondment.

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    Introductory notes for successfully completing an M&A
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    Tax on international joint ventures. Country Q&A (Japan).
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    Q & A on Licensing in Japan 
  • Law on the Civil Jurisdiction of Japanese Courts over Foreign Countries, etc.

    The Law has been enacted to clarify the scope of application of the civil jurisdiction of Japanese courts over foreign countries, etc., and set exceptions to civil preocedings involving foreign countries, etc., based on the United Nations Convention on the Jurisdictional Immunities of States and their property (UN Convention on Immunities) (see Article 1).