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Yumiko Ohta’s practice focuses on a broad range of employment law and HR matters, which includes counselling, negotiations and representing international and domestic companies in employment litigation. In addition, Yumiko advises mergers and acquisitions, data security and privacy issues, compliance, corporate governance and general corporate matters and represents clients in commercial litigations. She has also been serving as a court appointed mediator at the Tokyo Summary Court.



Japan: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A – International firms and joint ventures

Within: Corporate and M&A – International firms and joint ventures

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP recently advised Hitachi Chemical on its takeover of German holding company HT Beteiligungs, and acted for Nippon Soda on the sale of its plant health business to Zoetis Japan. Elsewhere, David Case teamed up with the firm's Dusseldorf office to handle the sale of EKK Eagle's general partnership interest in Integral Accumulator, while Hiroki Sugita assisted Japan-based travel services provider HIS and a Hong Kong venture capital fund with an investment in Taiwan-based e-commerce travel platform KKday. Mark Weeks and Yumiko Ohta are also key contacts within the firm. Managing associate Sakon Kuramoto transferred from the real estate practice and was part of the team which advised Mitsui on several strategic investments.

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Japan: Labour and employment

Labour and employment – International firms and joint ventures

Within: Next Generation Partners

Yumiko Ohta (Bengoshi) - Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Within: Labour and employment – International firms and joint ventures

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP's practice represents global companies in employment disputes in Japan, and also works closely with the firm's corporate department on the employment elements of major cross-border M&A deals. Practice head Yumiko Ohta was recently promoted to partner and specialises in employment litigation in the Japanese courts including the Tokyo District Court and the Labour Tribunal System in Japan.

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Legal Developments in Japan

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  • Taking control of a Japanese publicly listed company:

    Introductory notes for successfully completing an M&A
  • Yuasa and Hara Business Law News

    Contents of the Issue Law on liability for breach of contract Review on the amendment to the cabinet office order on Corporate Disclosure

    The Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter (“the Minister”), has published the Criminal Justice Bill 2011 (“the Bill”). The main purpose of the Bill is stated to be “…to amend the criminal law to improve certain procedural matters and strengthen Garda investigative powers. The intention is that such improvements will assist in reducing the delays associated with the investigation and prosecution of complex crime, in particular white collar crime.”
  • Japan: New legislative framework for Sukuk

    The new framework passed in May 2011 will provide a solid legal platform for issuing Sukuk Ijarah under Japanese law. NAOKI ISHIKAWA highlights key legal structures and tax treatment in respect of the anticipated Sukuk issuances in Japan.
  • Yakult Bottle Acquired Distinctiveness

    Do you know about Yakult's delicious lactic acid drink which is contained in a small bottle? Yakult's lactic acid drink (hereafter referred to as "Yakult drink") is the most famous lactic acid drink in Japan and today is also being sold in many countries around the world. When you are enjoying Yakult drink, please keep in mind the case mentioned below.
  • Tax: Japan: International Joint Ventures

    Tax on international joint ventures. Country Q&A (Japan).
  • Japan: Recent Developments in Practice and Law

    The successful closing of two Islamic fi nance transactions which was announced in July 2010 by Nomura Holdings have paved a concrete path for Japanese corporations to consider overseas Islamic fi nance markets for their fund raising activities. The fi rst transaction was in Asia for the issuance of Sukuk Ijarah and the second was in the Middle East for the establishment of a Commodity Murabahah facility (Nomura Deals).
  • Renewable energy takes off in Japan

    Like many other countries, Japan has decided to reform its renewable energy (RE) policy, to dramatically increase the use of renewable energy. The core policy mechanism is a feed-in tariff (FIT). This chapter summarises the contemplated Japanese FIT and its practical impact on existing and future investment in this sector, providing an overview of:
  • Licensing - 2010

    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).