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SoftBank Corp has announced plans to merge internet subsidiary Yahoo Japan with Korean messaging app operator Line Corp to create a $30 billion tech group, as it strives to compete more effectively with local rival Rakuten and U.S. tech powerhouses.
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Tsuyoshi Ikeda, a former investigator for Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC), has left Japanese Big Four law firm Mori Hamada & Matsumoto to start an antitrust and consumer protection boutique called Ikeda & Someya.
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Japanese Big Four law firm Mori Hamada & Matsumoto is set to continue its expansion across Southeast Asia after announcing an office in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City.
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Morrison & Foerster, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, and AZB & Partners have been the top legal advisors by the volume of deals in APAC for acquisitive Japanese technology giant SoftBank since 2012, according to data from Mergermarket and AVCJ.
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Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu and Mori Hamada & Matsumoto – two of Japan's Big Four firms – scored big at this year's Japan Law Awards.
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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Nishimura & Asahi advised U.S. buyout firm KKR on its $2.3 billion acquisition of Hitachi Kokusai Electric, the Japanese conglomerate’s chip-making equipment and video solution unit, which tapped Mori Hamada & Matsumoto for advice.
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Myanmar has seen its foreign direct investment drop sharply in the past year as investors adopt a wait-and-see approach following the last election. However, law firms remain undeterred about the country’s prospects after democratisation.
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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has advised global PE firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) on its $1.3 billion acquisition of power-tool maker Hitachi Koki, which was advised by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto.
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Herbert Smith Freehills has acted as international counsel to Malaysian telecoms giant Axiata on a $600 million equity investment in edotco, its telecom infrastructure services unit.
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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett (STB) and Mori Hamada & Matsumoto have advised U.S. buyout firm KKR & Co in its acquisition of Nissan Motor-backed auto parts maker Calsonic Kansei Corp for up to 498.3 billion yen ($4.5 billion).