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White & Case LLP - White & Case Law Offices (Registered Association)
Marunouchi Trust Tower Main
26th Floor, 1-8-3 Marunouchi
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005
Japan

Antitrust and competition: International firms and joint ventures Tier 1

White & Case LLP - White & Case Law Offices (Registered Association) advises clients, including Maruyasu Industries and Kato Kagaku, on high-profile and crucial antitrust matters both within and outside of Japan. The Tokyo team is jointly led by Toshio Dokei and senior counsel Arthur Mitchell and was recently bolstered by the promotion to counsel of Takako Onoki, who regularly advises PhRMA Japan’s distribution committee and provides antitrust compliance training. Special advisor Hideo Nakajima is also a key name to note in Tokyo. Counsel Seiji Niwa relocated to the New York office.

Practice head(s):

Toshio Dokei; Arthur Mitchell

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team provides a unique opportunity to learn about real cases in other industries regarding antitrust.’

‘Takako Onoki provides very clear comments and judgement on matters of crucial importance.’

Key clients

PhRMA

Maruyasu Industries

Kato Kagaku Co., Ltd.

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan

Corporate and M&A: International firms and joint ventures Tier 1

White & Case LLP - White & Case Law Offices (Registered Association) has bolstered its senior ranks through the promotion to counsel of Shino Asayama and the hire of acquisition finance expert Zenya Onishi from Linklaters. Spearheaded by Brian Strawn and Jun Usami, the team is especially strong in the growing space of shareholder activism and in the field of new technologies, where it represented a high-profile social media gaming company and a cryptocurrency-focused fund. Also notable is Nels Hansen who primarily acts for TMT companies, energy-related companies, and private equity and venture capital funds.

Practice head(s):

Brian Strawn; Jun Usami

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The firm calls up many talents from its worldwide resources to form a strong team dealing with situations often fraught with tensions within its clients themselves to guide them towards win-win solutions.’

‘The team consistently shows its capabilities not only in legal advisory services but also in the negotiation of strategy with start-up companies based on their experience.’

‘Brian Strawn stands out as a rare combination of wide knowledge not only of legal matters but across many industrial fields, with the good sense to guide by suggestion and not forcing through his opinion. His unflappable demeanor often helps clients through a difficult situation.’

Key clients

IHI Corporation

Toyota Motor Corporation

Canon Medical Corporation

gumi Inc.

Akatsuki Inc.

Xperi Corporation

Kakaku.com Inc.

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

ABE Global LLC

ValueAct Capital

Fir Tree Partners

Makers Fund

Development Bank of Japan Inc.

ND Software Co., Ltd.

Projects and energy: International firms and joint ventures Tier 1

White & Case LLP - White & Case Law Offices (Registered Association)'s strength in the projects space is exemplified by its ongoing counsel to Saudi Aramco in the $15.3bn development and financing of the Refinery & Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project in the southern Malaysian state of Johor. The group is especially strong in the renewables, LNG, and transport infrastructure space. Practice head Paul Harrison is a project finance specialist and a key contact alongside Toshio Dokei, who has strong, longstanding relationships with major Japanese clients such as JBIC and NEXI. Other names to note in the team are Alexander Woody and Micah Sadoyama, both of whom have an outstanding track record in the LNG space. Banking, leveraged finance and acquisition finance expert Zenya Onishi recently joined the firm from Linklaters.

Practice head(s):

Paul Harrison

Key clients

ADB

The Development Bank of Japan

JBIC

JERA

Mitsui

MUFG Bank

The Nippon Export and Investment Insurance

Saudi Aramco

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Tokyo Gas

Real estate and construction: International firms and joint ventures Tier 1

At White & Case LLP - White & Case Law Offices (Registered Association) the main names to note for real estate and construction work are practice head Mizuho YamadaAyako Kawano, and of counsel Tetsuya Morimoto. The practice provides advice to developers, owners, distressed debt purchasers, private and institutional investors and investment funds and managers in connection with all aspects of real property in Japan. In recent highlights, the group has overseen significant work relating to logistics facilities, including its representation of ESR (e-Shang Redwood), a leading developer, owner and operator of modern logistics real estate across Asia, on the formation of a perpetual core fund and joint venture for the acquisition of six properties in Japan. Gerald Fujii recently joined Withers Japan, Zeirishi Houjin.

Practice head(s):

Mizuho Yamada

Other key lawyers:

Tetsuya Morimoto; Ayako Kawano

Testimonials

‘White & Case provides a thorough service ranging from legal on transactions to deal structuring and administrative matters such as SPC setup, etc…’

‘The real estate lawyers at White & Case are very knowledgeable and experienced in real estate investment business. Hence, their advice is always adequate in every aspect.’

‘Mizuho Yamada is excellent.’

Key clients

Pacific Alliance Group (formerly known as Secured Capital Japan)

Banking and finance: International firms and joint ventures Tier 2

Zenya Onishi arrived at White & Case LLP - White & Case Law Offices (Registered Association) from Linklaters to head up the former's banking and finance practice. Onishi has substantial expertise in leveraged finance, acquisition finance, and cross-border syndicated loan transactions. The practice group is renowned for its strong work in the asset finance space, where transportation sector specialist Simon Collins is the main name to note. Keisuke Imon is a key name in the aviation finance space and has significant expertise in JOLCO transactions.

Practice head(s):

Zenya Onishi

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Simon Collins has in depth knowledge of aviation leasing in Japan. He is very knowledgeable on both JOL and JOLCO structures.’

‘Christian Orton is an excellent associate.’

‘White & Case has a very well established aviation practice in Japan and acts for many of the key industry players.’

‘The practice has excellent commercial insight and an excellent understanding of the Japanese aviation market.’

Key clients

Avianca

BNP Paribas

The Development Bank of Japan

Deutsche Bank

The Japan Bank for International Cooperation

Mizuho Bank

MUFG Bank, Ltd.

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Vermillion

Restructuring and insolvency: International firms and joint ventures Tier 2

At White & Case LLP - White & Case Law Offices (Registered Association) the restructuring and insolvency team advises on complex global debt restructurings, insolvency matters and corporate restructurings under the joint leadership of finance specialist Simon Collins and Ayako Kawano who has extensive experience advising global and domestic clients on acquisitions, dispositions and the restructuring of distressed loans and real estate portfolios.

Practice head(s):

Simon Collins; Ayako Kawano

White & Case is an international law firm that serves companies, governments and financial institutions. Our long history as a global firm means we are uniquely placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they are.

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Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust Toshio Dokei
Antitrust Arthur Mitchell
Antitrust Takako Onoki
Asset finance Simon Collins
Asset finance Keisuke Imon
Banking and finance, capital markets, regulatory and structured finance Zenya Onishi
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Brian Strawn
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Jun Usami
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Nels Hansen
Financial restructuring and insolvency Ayako Kawano
Energy, infrastructure and project finance Toshio Dokei
Energy, infrastructure and project finance Paul Harrison
Energy, infrastructure and project finance Arthur Mitchell
Energy, infrastructure and project finance Micah Sadoyama
Energy, infrastructure and project finance Alexander Woody
Intellectual property David Albagli
International trade William Moran
Real estate Ayako Kawano
Real estate Tetsuya Morimoto
Real estate Mizuho Yamada
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Mr Paul Harrison  photo Mr Paul Harrison
Mr Brian Strawn  photo Mr Brian Strawn
Mr Jun Usami  photo Mr Jun Usami
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White & Case is an international law firm that serves companies, governments and financial institutions. Our long history as a global firm means we are uniquely placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they are.

Industries
Learn about the breadth of our industry experience
www.whitecase.com/law#industries

Practices
Explore how we deliver results for our clients
www.whitecase.com/law#practices

Regions
Discover where we work with our clients globally
www.whitecase.com/law#regions

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Chairman Hugh Verrier