Hiroshi has 25 years of experience advising on a broad range of corporate transactions, especially representing Japanese multinational corporations in matters involving cross-border mergers and acquisitions, international joint ventures, corporate restructuring transactions, international corporate finance transactions, transnational litigations and other dispute matters, and crisis management. Hiroshi has been recognized in Chambers “Global Top Lawyers” in both “Corporate/M&A - USA (Foreign Expertise in Japan)” and “Corporate/M&A - Japan (Expertise Based Abroad)” categories.
Significant transactions where Hiroshi has advised include:
Advantest Corporation in an initially unsolicited, but subsequently agreed upon, $1.1 billion acquisition of Verigy Ltd.
Calbee, Inc. in its acquisition of Warnock Food Products, Inc., a California-based snack manufacturer
FRONTEO, Inc. in its JPY2.5 billion offshore issuance of bonds with stock acquisition rights
Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd. in its acquisition of SuperPower Inc. from the Philips Group
LINTEC Corporation in its $375 million purchase of MACtac Americas LLC from Platinum Equity
Marubeni Corporation in its acquisition of Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, LLC
Nitto Denko Corporation in:
NTT DOCOMO, INC. in:
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. in:
Shimizu Corporation in its U.S. investments, including its $147 million acquisition of the Albano Building, a high-rise office tower in Manhattan from the Vanbarton Group
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in its $1.1 billion acquisition of Flagship Rail Services LLC
The owner and chef of “Sushi of Gari” the top-notch Manhattan restaurant chain, in its sale to a Japanese company
Toray Industries, Inc. in its $584 million acquisition of Zoltek Companies, Inc.
Toshiba Corporation in:
Toyota Industries Corporation in its $2 billion acquisition of the commercial finance business of Toyota Motor Credit Corporation.
Hiroshi also has acted as a special U.S. counsel in many high-profile, Japanese, hostile takeover contests, and has advised Japanese clients on corporate defense measures and U.S. securities law ramifications for Japanese M&A activities.
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