Megmilk Snow Brand Co., Ltd. - Joint venture with Agrocorp International Pte. Ltd.
Leading Japanese law firm Nishimura & Asahi advised Megmilk Snow Brand Co., Ltd. [TSE: 2270], a Japanese dairy company, on its agreement with Agrocorp International Pte. Ltd., a Singapore-based global agricultural commodities company, to establish a joint venture in Singapore and whollyowned subsidiary in Malaysia to manufacture and market plant-based ingredients.
The Nishimura & Asahi team advising Megmilk Snow was led by partner Masataka Sato, Melissa Tan, director of Bayfront Law LLC (an alliance office of Nishimura & Asahi Singapore) and Wan May Leong, managing partner of WM Leong & Co (an associate office of Nishimura & Asahi in Malaysia).
Masataka Sato has extensive experience with a broad range of cross-border M&A transactions in the ASEAN region, including investments in and acquisitions of listed companies, self-owned or family-owned companies and start-up companies, the formation of joint venture businesses, as well as real estate development projects (including REIT). He also provides advice and solutions in relation to corporate governance, labor, and regulatory compliance matters at the PMI stage.
She previously lived in Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore and is fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay. She has extensive experience and local expertise to advise clients from both legal and practical perspective.
She was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 2013 and is the managing partner of our strategic alliance firm in Malaysia, WM Leong & Co. She is also a partner at Nishimura & Asahi (Singapore) LLP.