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    Chatwork Co., Ltd. - Acquisition of MINAGINE Co., Ltd.

Nishimura & Asahi advised Chatwork Co., Ltd. [TSE: 4448], the provider of the business chat service Chatwork, on its acquisition of MINAGINE Co., Ltd., which develops cloud-based human resources management systems.

The Nishimura & Asahi team advising Chatwork was led by partner Taisuke Igaki and supported by Hitomi Matsuda, Miki Sawabe and Eri Shuto.


井垣 太介

He has handled more than 200 M&A deals for listed and private companies, both in Japan and overseas, by utilizing his practical experience obtained in the United States, which has allowed him to establish a strong reputation in the fields of business revitalization, bankruptcy, and litigation. He also deals with a wide variety of projects, which range from startup acquisitions to tender offer deals. In the field of disputes, he mainly deals with large and complex proceedings, and also has experience in international arbitration and mediation. Since he counts a large number of listed companies and universities as his clients and also serves as an outside director/auditor of various listed companies, he has been heavily involved in businesses run by manufacturers and retailers, as well as those in the healthcare industry and real estate industry, and those related to IT, human resources, and the operation of universities. He has accumulated a wealth of legal knowledge and experience and advises clients on a wide range of legal topics, including corporate law, commercial law, personnel and labor law, intellectual property, and antitrust.