Freshfields in Japan
We support our Japanese and international clients on their global business needs. From Japan, we work seamlessly with our colleagues across Asia, Europe, the United States and the MENA region, providing the highest quality of service.
We have been working with Japanese and international clients on various cross-border transactions and ground-breaking matters since the opening of our Japan office in 1988. We combine our in-depth knowledge of Japanese law and business culture with our global resources to handle complex and multijurisdictional mandates.
We have extensive experience advising clients in a range of heavily regulated industries, including financial institutions, energy and natural resources, infrastructure, TMT (technology, media and telecoms), healthcare and automotive.
Advising Ajinomoto on its acquisition of a 33.33 per cent interest in Promasidor, a major seasoning and processed foods manufacturer that conducts business in 36 countries in Africa.
Advising New Kansai International Airport Company on the ground-breaking concession of Kansai and Osaka international airports, the first concession project to be delivered under the Japan's Promotion of Private Finance Initiative Act.
Advising Pearson on its sale of the Financial Times Group to Nikkei.
Our work on this deal was recognised at the Asian Legal Business Japan Law Awards 2016, winning us:
- Japan Deal of the Year;
- M&A Deal of the Year; and
- TMT Deal of the Year.