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Morrison & Foerster's Tokyo office has the most active M&A practice of any global firm in Japan.

Our Tokyo attorneys have extensive experience in representing both Japanese and non‑Japanese companies in a broad range of transactions, including public and private acquisitions, complex carve outs, divisional spin-outs and the formation of strategic alliances and joint ventures, both in Japan and around the world.

We consistently represent many of Japan’s leading companies, including Fujitsu, Hitachi, MUFG, Ricoh, SoftBank, TDK and Toshiba. Our experience spans numerous industries, including technology, telecommunications, life sciences, banking & financial services, and clean technology. 

Key facts about our practice:

  • Over 50 M&A attorneys in Japan.

  • Handled over $40 billion in cross-border M&A transactions in Tokyo in 2012.

  • Ranked #1 international legal advisor for Japan M&A (based on deal value) by Thomson Reuters, Mergermarket, and Bloomberg for 2012.

  • The only international firm to be ranked Tier 1 for M&A in Japan by each of Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific; The Legal 500 Asia Pacific; and International Financial Law Review (IFLR1000).

Some of the M&A transactions on which we have advised in 2010 - 2013:

View all representative matters.