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He also has extensive experience in fund formation, real estate and various types of finance transactions.
Hiroki has a deep understanding of clients’ needs from his secondment experience with a U.S. investment bank in 2005 and a Japanese major trading house from 2012 to 2014.
Prior to joining Orrick, Hiroki worked at O’Melveny’s Tokyo office as a counsel where he mainly worked on cross border M&A.
He is recommended in various publications and rankings including Corporate and M&A in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019).
Hiroki’s representative experience includes the following:
Mergers and Acquisitions (Cross-border)
Advised a Japanese chemical company in an agreement to acquire the plant health business from a global animal health company.
Representation of a Japanese chemical manufacturer in the acquisition of a German insulation systems manufacturer.
Representation of food products manufacturer in Japan in its agreement with a major producer and seller of chemical products, and a company that imports and sells infant formula, both from Asia to form a joint venture for producing and selling powdered infant formula in Asia.
Representation of a leading U.S. manufacturer of high‑performance semiconductors in acquisition of a high‑performance filter business from Panasonic Corporation, through corporate separation.
Representation of a leading U.S. manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, in acquisition of a Japanese electronic parts company.
Representation of a major Japanese trading firm, in investment in an Indonesia-based high-speed network company.
Representation of a Japanese information and communication technology service provider and a Japanese trading firm, in investment in an Indonesia-based data center company.
Representation of a leading hard drive manufacturer in its $4.8B acquisition of a Japanese hard disk drive manufacturer.
Representation of a Japan based online game company in its acquisition of various online game content companies.
Representation of a global food and beverage producer based in Japan in its acquisition of allergy-oriented, hypoallergenic nutritional supplement company through a public tender offer.
Representation of a Japan based electronic and electronics equipment manufacturer in its acquisition of a Japan subsidiary of a U.S. based electronic and electrical interconnect system supplier.
Private Equity and Venture Capital (Cross-border)
Representation of a cryptocurrency exchange company, the second "unicorn" in Japan's startup space, in their Series C funding.
Representation of major Japanese general trading company in the establishment of a corporate venture capital fund with a California-based venture capital firm.
Representation of a Japanese company targeting innovations in oncology, CNS and autoimmune disease, in their US$4.9 million Series A financing.
Representation of the largest Japan-based manufacturer of cranes in its LP investment in a US venture fund.
Representation of an innovative company behind the next-generation Personal Electric Vehicles in its US$45 million funding.
Representation of a Tokyo based start-up on its pre-A round of US$3 million.
Representation of a venture capital fund in their investment in a Japanese pharmaceutical company for their Series A round.
Representation of a Japan-based travel agency in their strategic B investment in a Taiwanese online travel start‑up.
Representation of a venture company in its investment into the US$7.3 million Series A round for a Japanese developer of a cloud-based satellite-antenna sharing platform.
Representation of a Japanese trading firm in its strategic investment into a leading U.S. cross-device identity management technology startup.
Representation of a Japan and Silicon Valley based deep-learning fintech company in its sale of an image web‑service, and in its $1.7 million seed financing.
Representation of a Japanese trading firm in venture investment in a China-based drug research and development company.
Representation of a Japanese trading firm in investment in a China-based energy storage company.
Representation of a U.S.-based venture capital in its series B investment into a Japanese IoT company.
Representation of a Japanese trading firm in its investment in a Chinese fund.
Representation of Coller Capital in its investment in Pfizer Japan’s spin-off company through subscription of shares and warrants.
Representation of foreign sovereign fund in its investment in a licensed securities company in Japan through convertible preferred stock subscription.