James Robinson is a partner in the Corporate Department of Morrison & Foerster’s Tokyo Office. He specializes in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, auction processes and securities offerings. He is also experienced at navigating antitrust issues, including merger control, cartel and cooperation issues. Mr. Robinson has been based in Tokyo for over ten years and advises Japanese clients investing and conducting business overseas, as well as international clients on establishing and operating in Japan. He has advised many Japanese multinational companies across numerous sectors, including technology, life sciences, financial services, manufacturing, media, and telecommunications, among others.
Chambers Asia Pacific, Chambers Global, Legal 500 Asia Pacific and IFLR1000 recommend him as a leading corporate and M&A, and antitrust lawyer in Japan.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Robinson was the head of corporate at Herbert Smith Freehills Tokyo office and had also practiced in their London office.
Mr. Robinson is licensed to advise on English law in Japan as a Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi.
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James Robinson is listed as a Leading Lawyer in the fields of Corporate/M&A and Antitrust and Competition Law in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017. He is also ranked in Corporate/M&A in Chambers Global 2016, Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 and IFLR1000 2016.
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