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Private Equity Deal of the Year: IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2023

Nishimura & Asahi was awarded “Private Equity Deal of the Year” at the IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2023, held at the Singapore’s Park Royal Hotel on March 22, 2023.

IFLR (International Financial Law Review) analyses the global legal market and interprets in-house expert opinion for capital markets, corporate and finance lawyers. The IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards celebrate legal teams and deals of the year throughout the Asia region.

Private Equity Deal of the Year
EQT / Baring Private Equity Asia
Madoka Shimada


島田 まどか

Madoka advises clients on various matters of competition law, including domestic and international cartels, bid-rigging, M&A transactions, investigations by the JFTC, leniency applications and general antitrust law compliance. She is especially active in cross-border transactions. She has represented clients in connection with investigations into various global cartels, involving air cargo, marine hoses, TFT-LCDs, airlines, and bearings, and also in various merger-control cases, including a vertical integration between semiconductor equipment manufacturers, and major global merger transactions in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. She has particular strength and experience handling IT-industry mega deals. Madoka is also active in advising in the international trade area, in particular, government procurement and export control. In addition, she advises on laws preventing unfair competition, including trade secret cases. She served as lead counsel to Nippon Steel Corporation in multinational trade secret litigation against POSCO (a South Korean steel company), a landmark case in this area, and successfully negotiated a favorable settlement for her client. She has been a member of the Subcommittee on Unfair Trade Policies and Measures of the Industrial Structure Council at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry since 2013.