Mergers & Acquisitions

Through decades of international experience and involvement in complex mergers and acquisitions transactions, Hashidate Law Office has gained international renown for its mergers and acquisitions practice. Hashidate Law Office’s reputation in mergers and acquisitions emerged from the firm’s utilization of creativity and innovation in the composition of mergers and acquisitions scheme coupled with a thorough understanding of the relevant laws and governmental policies. Hashidate Law Office served as legal advisor for the first management buyout transaction in Japan.


Certain mergers and acquisitions transactions are legally complex and incorporate a broad range of related laws. Hashidate Law Office recognizes the necessity of understanding a client’s goals and the need for creativity in helping a client achieve such goals through the implementation of a merger or acquisition. In response to a client’s needs, which could not be sufficiently satisfied by then-existing mergers and acquisitions techniques, the firm developed a new type of merger and acquisition technique tailored to Japanese business practices. Using this technique, we advised a domestic hotel group on its merger and acquisition structure where it was subject to gradual investments of foreign capital.


No matter the size or complexity of the transaction, often a critical component of a merger or acquisition is time-sensitivity. Hashidate Law Office’s experienced team of attorneys and its creation of a network of top law firms from around the world enable Hashidate Law Office to respond to time sensitive matters with superior efficiency.


Hashidate Law Office’s mergers and acquisitions practice includes advising clients on the negotiation and documentation of agreements, including, among others, letters of intent, commitment letters, and memorandums of understanding, stock purchase agreements, stock subscription agreements, shareholders agreements, asset purchase agreements, consortium agreements, joint venture agreements, corporate dissolutions, corporate division, business transfer agreements, and leveraged buyouts, IPO, proxy fights, transactions involving changes in corporate control, recapitalizations, and acquisitions of financially troubled companies. 

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