Our Corporate/M&A practice group provides a comprehensive range of corporate and commercial legal services to clients. The attorneys in our group frequently represent publicly and privately held entities in Japan in corporate acquisitions (including mergers, takeover bids, business transfers and share exchanges and transfers), the formation of joint ventures, capital tie-ups, business restructurings, business divestitures and many other types of transactions.

As part of the Baker McKenzie network, our lawyers are able to closely liaise with attorneys in offices around the world. We provide solutions to the diverse array of issues faced by Japanese clients pursuing business ventures overseas through cross-border M&A or other means. We are also experienced in supporting foreign clients investing in Japan.

In addition, the team is supported by a number of specialist lawyers across our practice groups who can provide the necessary advice that is frequently required in today’s complex M&A transactions. Our areas of expertise include general corporate, securities, antitrust law, intellectual property, industry laws, employment, foreign investment, trade law, environmental law, tax, legal investigations and due diligence, among others.

For each assignment, we specifically tailor and assemble a team of lawyers capable of handling all aspects of our clients' corporate transactions in a timely and efficient manner. We also assist clients in determining optimum investment structures, drafting documents and negotiating in both Japanese and English, and in carrying out integration and compliance processes after the completion of an investment.