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    Yamada Denki Co., Ltd. - Acquisition of majority stake in Hinokiya Group Co., Ltd.

Leading Japanese law firm Nishimura & Asahi advised Yamada Denki Co., Ltd. (“Yamada Denki”) [TSE: 9831], a Japanese consumer-electronics retailer, on its tender offer to acquire a 50.1% stake in Hinokiya Group Co., Ltd. [TSE: 1413], a Japanese residential-homes builder.

The Nishimura & Asahi team advising Yamada Denki was led by partners Tokuhiro Matsunaga and counsel Akira Hiramatsu, supported by Takashi Tsuboi and Hiroki Azuma.


松永 徳宏

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.

平松 哲


  • Partner
  • Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh City

He has worked in Vietnam since 2014, and is currently a representative of our Hanoi Office. He has mainly provided legal advice to many Japanese and international companies on various cross border M&A cases and other cross border transactions, including the acquisition of shares in listed companies and large scale companies in various industries. He also provides advice on compliance, labor law, corporate disputes and general corporate and commercial transactions based on his extensive knowledge and experience.