Rika Saeki is of counsel in the Tokyo Business Department. Ms. Saeki’s practice focuses on the representation of clients in a wide range of cross-border business transactions including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and other commercial transactions. Ms. Saeki also has experience in assisting clients on commercial disputes and sensitive internal investigations in Japan.

Ms. Saeki received her B.A. degree from Northwestern University in 1990 and her J.D. degree from IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law in 1993. In 2003 she was seconded for six months to the legal department of a major Japanese IT conglomerate. Ms. Saeki is fluent in English and Japanese.

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Experience

  • Represented Terumo Corporation in its $2.6 billion acquisition of U.S. medical device company CaridianBCT, a leading global provider of technology, products and services in the blood banking, transfusion medicine and cell therapy industries.

  • Represented ON Semiconductor in its $600 million acquisition of Sanyo Semiconductor, the first ever acquisition of a major Japanese semiconductor company by a US company (and one of the largest inbound investments into Japan to date). Recipient of “M&A Deal of the Year” by The M&A Advisor's International M&A Awards.

  • Represented Fujitsu in its global strategic alliance with Sun Microsystems, in which the two companies combined their world-wide UNIX server development and distribution businesses.

  • Represented Toshiba in its acquisition of Camargo Correa Equipamentos e Sistemas S.A., one of Brazil's largest manufacturers of air-insulated switchgear and a key provider of substations for electricity transmission networks.

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