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    Marubeni Corporation: Acquisition of Shares in Mizuho Leasing Co., Ltd.

Nishimura & Asahi advised Marubeni Corporation [TSE: 8002] on its acquisition of shares in Mizuho Leasing Co., Ltd. [TSE: 8425] by third-party allotment and through an off-market bilateral transaction, as part of their capital and business alliance.

The Nishimura & Asahi team advising Marubeni was led by partners Tatsuya Tanigawa, Yoshito Wakabayashi and Satoru Yoshikawa, who handled corporate matters, and Kazumaro Kobayashi, who handled competition/antitrust law matters. 


谷川 達也

Tatsuya Tanigawa is a partner at Nishimura & Asahi, and has represented Japanese and non-Japanese buyers and sellers in numerous cross-border transactions in various industries, including stock and asset acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, joint ventures, and strategic alliances. He has handled both inbound and outbound transactions, including many public company transactions. He is committed to finding solutions for his clients in any transaction.

小林 和真呂

Kazumaro’s antitrust practice spans various industries, including automotive, energy, telecommunication, medical/healthcare and finance. Kazumaro regularly represents clients in high-profile matters, including merger and acquisitions that require approval in multiple jurisdictions, and global and domestic cartel investigations.

吉川 悟

Satoru has been engaged in M&A transactions, business alliance/collaboration deals including cross-border transactions since 2010. Also, Satoru was seconded to a legal department and a new business office of listed companies in Japan for 4 years in total, and he dealt with many transactions, such as investment and business alliance/collaboration from the sourcing of the transactions through to the negotiation of the agreement, implementation of the necessary procedures and PMI, and assessing the alliance effect after the closing. Based on this experience, Satoru provides multifaceted legal advice in a timely and flexible manner in accordance with the size and nature of the individual transaction.