Mergers & Acquisitions

Through decades of international experience and involvement in complex mergers and acquisitions, Hashidate Law A Professional Law Corporation has gained international renown for its mergers and acquisitions practice. Hashidate Law A Professional Law Corporation’s reputation in mergers and acquisitions emerged from the firm’s creativity and innovation in utilizing unique mergers and acquisitions schemes, coupled with its thorough understanding of the relevant laws and governmental policies. Hashidate Law A Professional Law Corporation 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 A Professional Law Corporation 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 particular client’s needs, which may not have been 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 in its implementation of a 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 A Professional Law Corporation’s experienced team of attorneys and its creation of a network of top law firms from around the world enables Hashidate Law A Professional Law Corporation to respond to time sensitive matters with superior efficiency.

Hashidate Law A Professional Law Corporation’s mergers and acquisitions practice includes advising clients on the negotiation and execution of agreements, including, among other items, letters of intent, commitment letters, 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, leveraged buyouts, IPOs, proxy fights, transactions involving changes in corporate control, recapitalizations, and acquisitions of financially troubled companies.