Nozomi Oda is a partner of Morrison & Foerster Law Offices. Nozomi’s practice focuses on cross-border public and private M&A, joint ventures, strategic investments, and capital markets transactions. She has a particular emphasis on advising private equity and life sciences clients. Nozomi serves as co-head of Morrison & Foerster’s Asia Private Equity practice.

Nozomi also regularly advises on a wide range of Japanese regulations, including securities, financial, and fund regulations, merger review, and healthcare and life sciences regulations. In addition to her work in private practice, Nozomi previously spent two years with Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) as a deputy director of the corporate disclosure department, where she participated in the drafting of the FSA’s regulations on disclosures regarding private placement offerings and director compensation.

Nozomi is a bengoshi admitted to practice in Japan and New York, and is a member of the Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association.

Nozomi’s experience includes representing:

  • Daiichi Sankyo in its $6.9 billion global drug development and commercialization agreement with AstraZeneca.
  • C.R. Bard in its acquisition of Medicon, a Japan-based distributor of medical equipment.
  • Nissan Motor in its $2.3 billion acquisition of a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors.
  • Starbucks Coffee in its buyout of the remaining 60.5% share of Starbucks Coffee Japan.
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