Mr. Siegel is the Managing Partner of Morrison & Foerster's Tokyo office and the head of the office's 50 attorney M&A team. Mr. Siegel’s practice focuses on the representation of high-technology companies in acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances.
Mr. Siegel has been consistently ranked as one of the leading U.S. attorneys in Japan. Among other things, he is:
Mr. Siegel has appeared on CNBC and PBS’s Nightly Business Report in their coverage of Japanese legal developments, as well as on the cover of The American Lawyer in its survey of global law firms. Mr. Siegel was also recognized by The American Lawyer as “Dealmaker of the Week” in 2011 for his work on Hitachi’s $5 billion sale of its hard disk drive business to Western Digital and again in 2013 for his work on SoftBank’s $21.6 billion acquisition of Sprint, a transaction that was named the Global M&A Deal of the Year by The American Lawyer. In 2014, he was recognized by Chambers Asia Pacific for outstanding contributions to the legal profession, one of only two attorneys to receive such an award in Asia.
Mr. Siegel has been resident in Japan since 1994, and managing partner of the Tokyo office since 1997.
Some of the M&A matters on which Mr. Siegel has advised in 2010 - 2016:
Mr. Siegel has represented SoftBank in over $80 billion of M&A transactions since 2010, including in:
Mr. Siegel’s other recent transactions include:
Some past matters on which Mr. Siegel has advised:
Ken Siegel is consistently ranked as one of Japan's leading international attorneys. Among other things, he is recommended as a leading lawyer by Chambers Global, Chambers Asia, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, International Financial Law Review (IFLR) and Best Lawyers.
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