The 16th annual Japan Law Awards, a virtual event held on Sept. 24, was a resounding success, honouring the who’s who of the country’s legal industry, including in-house counsel, law firms and private practice lawyers.
AZB & Partners and Linklaters have advised Japanese financial services group Orix on its $980 million investment in India’s Greenko Energy Holdings (GEH), which was represented by Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and King & Spalding.
Nishimura & Asahi, Japan’s largest law firm, has named Adrian Joyce as its foreign law head of project and asset finance. He joins from Norton Rose Fulbright in Tokyo, where he was a partner.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Anderson Mori & Tomotsune have represented Blackstone in its 242 billion yen ($2.3 billion) acquisition of Takeda Consumer Healthcare, which turned to Nishimura & Asahi for advice.
Clifford Chance has advised AXA Investment Managers on the $368 million acquisition of ESR Kuki Distribution Centre in Japan from Redwood Japan Logistics Fund II (RJLF II). ESR was advised by White & Case
The much-awaited ALB Japan Law Awards is returning for its 16th edition this year, on September 24 with an all new format of celebration – virtual awards ceremony. The annual celebration will continue to give recognition to outstanding legal practitioners, top law firms and most important deals from within and around Japan.
Nishimura & Asahi has advised Japanese insurance company Sompo Holdings, which was represented by Cooley, on its $500 million investment in Silicon Valley data analytics company Palantir Technologies.
Withers has continued growing its real estate practice in Tokyo with the hire of partner Toshi Tsuchiya and his team from Orrick.
Clifford Chance has advised Malaysia’s Berjaya Corporation and its subsidiary, Kyoto Higashiyama Hospitality Assets Tokutei Mokuteki Kaisha, on the sale of Four Seasons Hotel & Hotel Residences Kyoto in Japan to Godo Kaisha Tigre for 49 billion yen ($457 million).
Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance has recruited Michihiro Nishi as a corporate partner in its Tokyo office from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he was a counsel.