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    Assistance in matters relating to Japan Broadcasting Corporation’s (NHK) establishment of an intermediate holding company


野田 昌毅

Masaki Noda is a partner at Nishimura & Asahi, practicing corporate and M&A including mergers, acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, capital and business alliances, joint ventures, and going-private transaction by PE funds.
 Among various types of M&A transactions, Masaki Noda has been advising on many complicated and sophisticated deals requiring structuring of various aspects, such as taxes and outbound and inbound cross-border transactions. Some major transactions he has advised on as lead counsel are the defense of Nippon Paint against a hostile acquisition attempt by Wuthelam Holdings in Singapore; the acquisition of equity interests in Post Advisory in the US by Nippon Life; Rakuten’s purchase of shares in Taiwan Rakuten from Presidential Group in Taiwan; the acquisition of shares in GA Telesis by Century Tokyo Leasing; Nippon Paint’s issuance of shares to Wuthelam Holdings in Singapore and purchase of equity interests in JVs from Wuthelamm Holdings in eight jurisdictions (China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Bangladesh); Rakuten’s alliance with AirAsia and formation of a joint venture in Japan (i.e., AirAsia Japan); Nippon Life’s purchase of 80% of the shares in MLC Limited specializing in the life insurance business, after carving out the investment business from National Australia Bank and MLC’s 20-year distribution agreement with National Australia Bank; and a merger of equals with equity consideration between a large Japanese listed company and a US listed company.

平松 剛実

Takemi Hiramatsu specializes in general corporate matters including M&A, joint ventures and corporate restructurings. He is also skilled in dispute related matters, including those relating to employment and intellectual property. He is especially known for his ability to advise on M&A and other transactional matters that traverse various areas of the law, including corporate, securities, employment, IP and insolvency laws. Further, with his personal network and his decades of experience in developing the firm’s impressive network of overseas law firms, he is able to handle cross-border matters seamlessly utilizing expert foreign lawyers spanning the globe. His clients include some of the world’s most prestigious listed and unlisted companies. He is also a member of the firm’s Latin American practice team and African practice team. He was recognized as a recommended lawyer for M&A by Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2008 (August 2008) , for Real Estate Law by Best Lawyers Japan 2024 (April 2023) and for Real Estate Law by Best Lawyers Japan 2025 (April 2024).