The European Union (EU) introduces supranational regulations and directives that have significant impacts on both member states and non-EU countries across the world.
For example, environmental regulations and data protection regulations recently introduced by the European Commission affect practices and activities in other non-EU jurisdictions including Japan. In addition, cartel investigations, merger filings, and investigations for trade remedies such as antidumping taxation can all have an impact on Japanese companies. Nishimura & Asahi provides legal advice to manage issues in connection with EU laws and regulations.
Separate from the EU as a supranational organization, each member state, such as the United Kingdom, Germany and France, has its own individual legal system and laws, and Nishimura & Asahi provides, in collaboration with attorneys in the relevant jurisdictions, high quality legal advice for various cases relating to countries in the EU. Nishimura & Asahi advises on a wide range of EU related matters, including acquisitions and mergers of European companies, issuance of various types of securities in the Euro market, investments in European funds and the establishment of anti-bribery systems to comply with the UK Bribery Act.
Nishimura & Asahi's EU practice group includes attorneys who have previously worked in Belgium (the location of the European Commission) as well as other major EU member states such as the United Kingdom, Germany and France. The group closely follows the latest movements regarding EU regulations and provides our clients in Japan with timely and accurate legal services including assisting them to make public comments on possible regulations in the EU in order to manage their legal issues relating to EU laws and the laws of EU member states.
- ITOCHU Corporation: Capital and business alliance with ROSI SAS
- Major Japanese manufacturing company: Sale of automotive parts-related businesses in the United States and Europe
- Sale of U.S. and European businesses by major Japanese manufacturer
- Daikin Industries, Ltd. - Acquisition of Duplomatic MS S.p.A
- Advantage Partners Inc. and Tokyo Century Corporation: Acquisition of Showa Denko Materials Co., Ltd.’s energy storage devices and systems business
- Daifuku Co., Ltd. – Business partnership with AFT Industries AG
- Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. - Business alliance with Bloober Team S.A.
- Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. - Investment in Norway’s Elopak ASA
- Onward Holdings Co., Ltd. - Sale of Jil Sander S.p.A.
- Ungaiso Co. Ltd. - Acquisition of International School of Creative Arts Ltd.
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