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Private Equity Deal of the Year at The Asia Legal Awards 2023

Nishimura & Asahi won Private Equity Deal of the Year at The Asia Legal Awards 2023, held at the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore on March, 30 2023. 

Private Equity Deal of the Year
EQT $7.3 billion acquisition of Baring Private Equity Asia
Madoka Shimada

The Asia Legal Awards, hosted by International are held annually with the ‘intent to identify the most important transactions and cases with the most complex and outstanding legal work in Asia.’


Pictured from top : Ryan Lin, Guo Zi Yong, Masataka Sato, Melissa Tan


Yuji Senda receiving the award on behalf of Nishimura & Asahi


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 was a member of the Subcommittee on Unfair Trade Policies and Measures of the Industrial Structure Council at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry from 2013 to 2023.