Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation for Transport & Urban Development - Acquisition of Cad Railway Industries, Ltd.
Leading Japanese law firm Nishimura & Asahi advised the Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation for Transport & Urban Development (“JOIN”), a Japanese public-private investment fund, on its joint acquisition, together with Sojitz Corporation [TYO:2768] and Sojitz Corporation of America, of Canadian rolling-stock maintenance company Cad Railway Industries, Ltd.
The Nishimura & Asahi team advising JOIN was led by partners Tokuhiro Matsunaga and Peter G. Armstrong*.
Tokuhiro Matsunaga has handled a wide variety of cross-border M&A transactions in Asia and other regions. Recently, he has been focusing on the expansion of N&A’s Thai legal practice, and provides hands-on support to both Japanese and international clients that invest or are located in Thailand. He advises clients from both corporate/M&A and competition law perspectives, and has prevailed in a broad range of complicated cases, such as M&A transactions that involve serious antitrust issues. In addition, he has extensive experience with competition law investigations by the Japanese Fair Trade Commission, as well as investigations by other competition authorities in more than 15 countries. He also advises on other legal practice areas, including corporate governance, shareholders’ meetings, countermeasures against hostile takeovers and shareholder activism, compliance enhancement, internal investigations, and whistleblowing cases. He is adept at precisely understanding clients’ needs, and works carefully and efficiently to achieve the optimal outcomes for his clients.