MUFG Bank, Ltd. - Acquisition of PT Mandala Multifinance Tbk
Leading Japanese law firm Nishimura & Asahi advised MUFG Bank, Ltd. on its acquisition of PT Mandala Multifinance Tbk [IDX: MFIN], an Indonesia-based financing company.
The Nishimura & Asahi team advising MUFG was led by partners Yusuke Yoshimoto and Luky Walalangi.
Mr. Yoshimoto has been engaging in general corporate legal affairs in Indonesia and other emerging countries for nearly 10 years. He was seconded to the legal and compliance departments of both the headquarters and U.S. regional headquarters of a major Japanese general trading company, as well as to one of the largest law firms in Indonesia. During his secondment at the Indonesian law firm, he was involved in a wide variety of matters, including M&A, finance, litigation, criminal matters, and insolvency proceedings. As a key member of the Indonesian Practice Team, he was able to develop a strong network of Indonesian lawyers, which he has been able to utilize, to handle cases efficiently and flexibly with due consideration to local customs and practices. He has also been involved in many M&A and crisis management cases in other ASEAN countries, such as the Philippines and Cambodia, as well as other emerging countries, such as Bangladesh and Brazil, during which he was able to draw upon his experience from his secondment to the trading company to the clients’ benefit.