Resona Holdings, Inc. - Reinforcement of capital and business alliance with Digital Garage, Inc.
Leading Japanese law firm Nishimura & Asahi advised Resona Holdings, Inc.
[TSE: 8308], a Japan-based financial services group, on its agreement to strengthen its strategic capital and business alliance with Digital Garage, Inc. [TSE: 4819], a Japan-based finance and technology company.
The Nishimura & Asahi team advising Resona Holdings was led by partners Tatsuya Tanigawa, Yoshiharu Kawamata, Tatsuya Nakayama, Tatsuya Takazoe, Susumu Tanizawa and Kazumaro Kobayashi.
Tatsuya Tanigawa is a partner at Nishimura & Asahi, and has represented Japanese and non-Japanese buyers and sellers in numerous cross-border transactions in various industries, including stock and asset acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, joint ventures, and strategic alliances. He has handled both inbound and outbound transactions, including many public company transactions. He is committed to finding solutions for his clients in any transaction.
Yoshiharu has extensive experience in various areas of international and domestic investment fundraising, including private equity, venture capital, mezzanine, infrastructure, real estate, and commodity funds, and is regularly consulted by top-ranked US and UK law firms for advice on Japanese regulatory matters. He frequently advises financial institutions and major companies, including banks, insurance companies, and private/government pension funds on their investments in international and domestic alternative funds in a timely and flexible manner. He also worked at the New York office of a Japanese mega bank (MUFG Bank) as a secondee, and has expertise in compliance-related matters relating to financial institutions.
Tatsuya Nakayama is a partner in our M&A and corporate practice and was previously seconded to a top-tier U.S. international law firm. He has represented Japanese and non-Japanese buyers and sellers in numerous domestic and cross-border M&A and other commercial transactions, including financial institutions M&A, strategic alliances, private equity, equity finance, startups and venture capital investments. He also has considerable expertise in strategy planning at all stages from early stage to PMI and advises on a broad range of legal issues in the field of general corporate matters, including corporate governance, and banking and insurance. Leveraging such significant expertise and experience, he provides attentive expert advice in an effective, practical and timely manner. He also has experience serving as an outside officer for private companies and as a lecturer at a prestigious university and law school in Japan.
He has extensive experience in the establishment of Japanese and foreign investment funds, including PE funds, venture funds, renewable energy funds, real estate funds, mezzanine funds, and funds of funds. The types of fund structures on which he has advised include funds whose GPs themselves are also partnerships, parallel fund structures, funds whose fund managers are joint ventures, and funds with more than two GPs. Also, he has assisted many investors (including financial institutions, business companies, and funds of funds) with investing in funds. Recently, he has been representing investors in approximately 20 to 40 investment funds on an annual basis.
After earning his LL.M. at Vanderbilt University Law School in the U.S., he worked as a secondee at a NY office of a leading Japanese bank and the Tokyo office of an international investment bank. Upon returning to N&A, he developed an extensive track record in a broad range of finance matters, including financial regulations, capital markets (especially REIT), ship finance, M&A in the financial sector, compliance, and communication with financial authorities. He is one of the main members of our FinTech practice team and has extensive experience with respect to FinTech-related matters, and has advised a wide variety of clients, ranging from traditional financial institutions to start-ups. He also has particular expertise in regard to the payment space. In addition, he advises clients on financial regulations in M&A transactions involving financial institutions, and has experience in a broad range of cross-border matters, including inbound and outbound transactions.
Kazumaro’s antitrust practice spans various industries, including automotive, energy, telecommunication, medical/healthcare and finance. Kazumaro regularly represents clients in high-profile matters, including merger and acquisitions that require approval in multiple jurisdictions, and global and domestic cartel investigations.