Many of the lawyers in our group also belong to the Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions practice group. As a result, we are well versed in M&A and business restructuring transactions. From the initial planning stage, we carefully consider what labor issues may arise so that our clients are aware of unexpected problems in advance. We design employment schemes that minimize the risk of labor disputes and integrate labor conditions. We also advise on communications and other measures which are often overlooked following a restructuring.

Our lawyers are ideally placed to provide services for the post-restructuring phase, which includes harmonization of labor conditions, personnel redeployment and the more complex headcount streamlining process. When assisting with these issues, we are always mindful of cost, timing and efficiency issues for our clients and their group companies.

Representative Experience

  • Assisted an international IT service company with employment issues relating to its post-merger integration with a provider of IT support services.
  • Advised a global transportation association on the organizational restructuring of its main divisions and regional operations, as well as senior management changes to support the new structure.
  • Advised a Japanese automotive parts manufacturing company in relation to personnel reorganization after the Tohoku earthquake.
  • Advised an international pharmaceutical company on employment and corporate reorganization issues related to the Japan aspects of a post-merger integration following a global acquisition.
  • Advised an international medical technology company on employment and benefits issues related to its acquisition of a medical device manufacturer.