Honda Motor Co., Ltd. - Strategic alliance and investment in CATL

Leading Japanese law firm Nishimura & Asahi advised Honda Motor Co., Ltd. [TSE: 7267 and NYSE: HMC] on its comprehensive strategic alliance with and investment in Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd., (CATL) [SZSE: 300750], with the aim of jointly developing electric vehicle batteries and conducting R&D into next-generation fundamental technologies.

The Nishimura & Asahi team advising Honda was led by partners Yuki Oi and Azusa Nakashima and counsels Kazuya Oishi and Toshihito Yasaki.