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    Invesco Office J-REIT, Inc. - Acquisition of investment units by Invesco Ltd.

Leading Japanese law firm Nishimura & Asahi advised Invesco Office J-REIT, Inc. [TSE: 3298] on its successful defence against an unsolicited tender offer for its investment units, and on the acquisition of its investment units via tender offer, etc. by subsidiaries of Invesco Ltd. [NASDAQ: IVZ].

The Nishimura & Asahi team advising Invesco Office J-REIT, Inc. was led by partners Yo Ota, Hiroshi Niinomi, Daisuke Matsubara and Tokuhiro Matsunaga.


太田 洋


  • Partner
  • Tokyo

Mr. Ota has a breadth of practical international and domestic legal experience, focusing on the areas of hostile takeovers, shareholder activism, M&A transactions (including cross-border deals), corporate governance and other corporate matters, domestic / international Tax, personal information / data protection, and works on a wide range of corporate legal affairs. He was selected as the NIKKEI "Most Successful Lawyers in 2022" in the corporate law category (1st), the NIKKEI "Most Successful Lawyers in 2021" in the corporate law (excl. M&A) category (2nd), and also the NIKKEI "Most Successful Lawyers in 2020" in the M&A category (1st) and the corporate law category (3rd). In addition, he dedicates himself to research and writing activities that bridge academia and practice on cutting-edge issues related to the Companies Act, the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, tax law, the Act on the Protection of Personal Information, etc. He has edited and authored many books and papers, such as “Schemes and Tax Issues of M&A and Corporate Restructuring, 4th Ed.”, “Corpus Juris M&A - Completely Revised Edition (first volume) (second volume)”, “Handbook on Share Options (Fifth Edition)”, “Corpus Juris Series - Personal Information Protection Legislation (Global)”, “Handbook on Class Shares”, “Nuts and Shell of the 2019 Amendment of the Companies Act and Practical Response”, “Legal Issues and Practices of Virtual Shareholders’ Meeting”, etc.

松原 大祐

Daisuke Matsubara is a partner at Nishimura & Asahi. His practice covers a wide range of areas such as M&A, shareholder meetings, corporate-related litigation, corporate governance, and general corporate matters. Based on a wealth of knowledge and experience in these areas, he excels in large-scale and/or highly-complicated M&A/corporate transactions. Among other matters, he represented Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. in their filing for corporate reorganization proceedings, Suntory Holdings Limited in their acquisition of Beam Inc. and Sharp Corporation in their third party allotment of shares to Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. Recently, he has advised on a number of hostile takeover defense cases and shareholder activism cases. He represented Toshiba Machine Co., Ltd. (currently Shibaura Machine Co., Ltd.) in their introduction of contingency takeover defense measures (the first case in Japan) against an unsolicited TOB for their shares, Invesco Office J-REIT, Inc. in their defense against an unsolicited TOB for their investment units and Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho, Ltd. in their introduction of contingency takeover defense measures against a rapid increase of shares in the market.

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.