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OUR TRACK RECORD AND STRUCTURE IN M&A DEALS

WE HAVE EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN M&A TRANSACTIONS, INCLUDING ACQUISITIONS OF OPERATING COMPANIES AND FUNDS, AND CAN PROVIDE PROMPT AND ACCURATE ADVICE ON THE BUSINESS ASPECTS OF M&A TRANSACTIONS. IN RECENT YEARS, IN THE DIGITAL AGE, THERE ARE CASES WHERE A COMPANY'S DATA HAS CORPORATE VALUE, AND IN M&A TRANSACTIONS IN EUROPE AND THE US, THE EXTENT TO WHICH A COMPANY IS ABLE TO DEAL WITH THIS DATA IS INCREASINGLY BEING EVALUATED. IN JAPAN, TOO, DATA IS BECOMING THE KEY TO BUSINESS, AND FROM THIS POINT OF VIEW, WE WILL PROVIDE SERVICES IN COLLABORATION WITH EXTERNAL EXPERTS. WE ALSO PROVIDE SERVICES FOR BUSINESS RESTRUCTURING AND BUSINESS SUCCESSION.

WE DO NOT ACT FOR EITHER THE BUYER OR THE SELLER, AS CONFLICTS OF INTEREST ARE RESTRICTED. WE DO NOT WORK ON BOTH SIDES OF THE TRANSACTION AS SOME M&A COMPANIES DO.

[M&A, FA OPERATIONS].

The firm also provides sourcing and matching services and FA services for M&A transactions tailored to the needs of both acquisitions and divestments. In these cases, we provide financial advisory services (FA services), which are separate from our lawyers' fees, to support the conclusion of the M&A transaction on either the selling or the acquiring side. As the FA work is performed by lawyers, we do not take sides in M&A intermediary work, where conflicts of interest tend to occur, so we can provide support to companies considering a sale with peace of mind. We are also registered as an M&A support organisation with the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, so it may be possible to proceed with a project with policy assistance.For information on compliance with M&A guidelines, see this link.

In addition to the above, we are also able to assist in the development of M&A schemes and the implementation of restructuring procedures (mergers, demergers, share transfers, business transfers, LBOs/MBOs and going private transactions). Structuring with tax and accounting considerations in conjunction with tax advisors and accountants - Liaising with FAs as necessary, investigating potential acquirers - Negotiating and drafting restructuring agreements Negotiation and drafting of restructuring agreements - Execution of closing procedures and legal advice on various PMI matters

Disputes over M&A and restructuring matters -Disputes over share purchase demands and pricing -Trials challenging the validity of triggering takeover defences -Disputes over the binding nature of deal break and closing agreements in M&A deals. -Disputes disputing the validity of squeeze-outs -Other disputes over M&A deals -We are also experienced in handling other types of disputes over M&A deals.

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PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US IF YOU WOULD LIKE ADVICE ON M&A PRACTICE, NOT ONLY ON SPECIALISED MATTERS BUT ALSO ON BUSINESS SUCCESSION AND OTHER MATTERS.

IF YOU ARE A PE FUND, WANT TO SELL YOUR BUSINESS OR WANT TO MAKE AN ACQUISITION, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US USING THE FORM BELOW.