Nishimura acts as Sompo invests $500 mln in big data company Palantir

BY Aparna Sai |

Nishimura & Asahi has advised Japanese insurance company Sompo Holdings on its $500 million investment in Silicon Valley data analytics company Palantir Technologies.

Ex-MHM partners launch new firm in Tokyo

BY Aparna Sai |

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto M&A lawyers Satoko Kuwabara and Shin Kikuchi have left to co-found a new firm called Gaien Partners in Tokyo along with partners Junichi Tobimatsu and Hisafumi Sato.

Withers continues Tokyo expansion with Orrick hire

BY Aparna Sai |

Withers has continued growing its real estate practice in Tokyo with the hire of partner Toshi Tsuchiya and his team from Orrick.Tsuchiya advises on real estate investment, as well as acquisitions…

CC acts on $457 mln Kyoto hotel sale

BY Aparna Sai |

Clifford Chance has advised Malaysia’s Berjaya Corporation and its subsidiary, Kyoto Higashiyama Hospitality Assets Tokutei Mokuteki Kaisha, on the sale of Four Seasons Hotel & Hotel Residences…

CC boosts corp practice in Tokyo with Skadden hire

BY Aparna Sai |

Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance has recruited Michihiro Nishi as a corporate partner in its Tokyo office from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he was a counsel.

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: ALB Japan Law Awards 2020

BY Asian Legal Business |

Submissions are now open for the ALB Japan Law Awards. Now on its 16th year, the black-tie gala event recognising and celebrating Japan’s top deals, dealmakers and lawyers will take place on June 11…

Nishimura becomes first Japan Big Four firm to launch Europe office

BY Aparna Sai |

Japanese firm Nishimura & Asahi has broken ground as the first of the country’s Big Four to open a branch in Europe.

Japan’s AMT establishes HK base as it continues Asia expansion

BY Aparna Sai |

Big Four Japanese law firm Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (AMT) has established a presence in Hong Kong after opening an associate office - Nakamura & Associates – in that city.

Covington, Fenwick act on $3 bln Japan-U.S. pharma deal

BY Aparna Sai |

Covington & Burling has represented Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma on its $3 billion acquisition of U.S. drugmaker Audentes Therapeutics, which was advised by Fenwick & West.

Paul Hastings loses Tokyo partner to Greenberg Traurig

BY Aparna Sai |

U.S. law firm Greenberg Traurig has added partner Eiji Kobayashi to its corporate practice in Tokyo from Paul Hastings, where he headed the corporate, M&A and securities practice for Japan.