- Japanese English
- Practice areas:
- M&AJoint VenturesPrivate EquityStartups & Venture CapitalCross-border M&ACorporate & Commercial TransactionsCapital MarketsProject FinanceReal EstateCompetition/Antitrust Civil Litigation International LitigationInternational ArbitrationIP TransactionsIT/CloudTelecommunication & MediaCorporate Crisis ManagementCompetition Law/Antitrust LawLabor LawElectricity/GasNatural Resources & EnergyTelecommunicationsBroadcasting Medical Field/HealthcareBiotechnologyAutomotive & Auto PartsAerospace/SpaceRobotics/Artificial IntelligenceChemicalsChinaHong KongKoreaTaiwanSingaporeMalaysiaPhilippinesIndonesiaThailandVietnam/Mekong AreaMyanmarIndiaTurkey/Middle EastEuropean Countries (except EU Member States)/Russia/CIS United StatesCanadaBrazilMexicoOther Latin American CountriesAfricaAustralia/New Zealand
- Admitted in New York (2004)
Registered as a Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi (Primary Jurisdiction: New York, U.S.A.) (2016)
(Not engaged in a Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo)
James Emerson is a Partner of our Firm, a leader of our Cross-Border Transactions Group and a core member of our Energy Practice. Mr. Emerson was previously associated with Skadden, Arps in New York and Cleary Gottlieb in New York, as well as Morrison & Foerster in Tokyo. He is experienced running cross-border transactions around the world, including Japan, the United States, England, Australia, Russia, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Brazil. Mr. Emerson regularly represents Japanese and non-Japanese buyers and sellers in large, complex cross-border transactions, including stock acquisitions, asset acquisitions, real estate transactions, liquid petroleum and natural gas agreements, private equity and venture capital investments, manufacturing and supply agreements, aerospace agreements, intellectual property agreements, joint ventures and strategic alliances.
Mr. Emerson’s academic background includes a law degree from Harvard Law School, a master’s degree from Cambridge University, and he has proficiency in Japanese with a Japanese language certification from Stanford University’s Inter-University Center. He has written numerous articles on a variety of legal and scholarly topics, and interned for best-selling American novelist, T. Coraghessan Boyle. Over the years, Mr. Emerson has earned the nickname, “The Shark,” as a highly-skilled negotiator. His accomplishments include representing clients as a lead attorney on several public and private multi-Billion-dollar transactions.
- 2014 - 2015
- Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, New York
- 2005 - 2008
- Morrison & Foerster LLP, Tokyo
- 2003 - 2005
- Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, New York