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Mergers + Acquisitions | Japan

Morrison & Foerster's Tokyo office has the most active M&A practice of any global firm in Japan. We have over 50 attorneys who are principally engaged in cross-border M&A.

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.

We are the only international law firm ranked Tier 1 for M&A in Japan by Chambers Global, 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 - 2014:

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M&A Annual Review
M+A 2013 Annual Review


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"deserves its top tier status"
"a step up from other firms"
(IFLR1000 2013)



"They provide advice of unparalleled quality"
(Chambers Asia Pacific 2013)