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Welcome to the ALB Japan Law Awards 2016!

Date:       Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Time:       6:30pm sharp, cocktail
Venue:    The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo, 2/F, Grand Ballroom 
                Tokyo Midtown, 9-7-1, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-6245 Japan 
 

Asian Legal Business is hosting the presentation of 32 awards before Japan's legal circle. These prestigious awards will pay tribute to the outstanding performance of private practitioners and in-house teams that have significantly contributed to the evolving legal landscape of the region. Nominations will open on 1 March, and we will accept submissions in the form of self-recommendations and third-party nominations (deadline to submit is 1 April). 

The process will culminate in an awards ceremony on Tuesday, June 14. This black-tie banquet will be graced by illustrious members of the bench, legal associations and business circles, law firms, in-house departments, and the legal academe from across Japan and regionally. 

Come and celebrate legal excellence with us! Put forward your own team or that of others you have worked with in the past year as an earnest act of recognition and gratitude for their great accomplishments and hard work.

 

JOIN THE NOMINATIONS NOW.

 For inquries, please contact Yvonne at yvonne.lau@thomsonreuters.com or +852 2843 6547.

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 GUEST OF HONOR

 

Akira Kawamura

President, Japan Association of Arbitrators 

Former President, International Bar Association

 

Akira Kawamura is the graduate of the Kyoto University, 1965, and of the Sydney University, LL.M.1979.  He was admitted to the Japanese Bar in 1967, and joined the firm of Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (then, Anderson Mori & Rabinowitz).  He has an extensive general corporate, business law, international trade, energy and real property law and litigation/arbitration practices.  He is the Past President of the International Bar Association (IBA) through 2012 and currently the President of the Japan Association of Arbitrators. He was the visiting professor of law at the Kyoto University through 2006. He is a corporate auditor and board member of a number of Japanese companies such as McDonald's Holding Company (Japan). He is presently active as a council member of the Japan Society of International Law, an Ethics Committee for the Japan Cancer Association and an Ethics Commission for the International Association of Athletics Federations. In 2012, he was awarded with the decoration of the Order of the Rising Sun by His Majesty, the Emperor of Japan.  

 

 

 

 

CATEGORIES

 

Deal Categories

 

1. Debt Market Deal of the Year

2. Equity Market Deal of the Year 

3. M&A Deal of the Year

4. Energy and Resources Deal of the Year

5. Real Estate Deal of the Year

6. Technology, Media and Telecommunications Deal of the Year 

7. Japan Deal of the Year 

8. Dealmaker of the Year

 

Firm Categories

 

1. Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year

2. Employment Law Firm of the Year

3. Insolvency Law Firm of the Year

4. International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year

5. Japan Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

6. International Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

7. Regulatory and Compliance Law Firm of the Year

8. Litigation Law Firm of the Year

9. Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year

10. SE Asia Practice of the Year

11. China Practice of the Year

12. Shipping Law Firm of the Year

13. Aviation Law Firm of the Year

14. Managing Partner of the Year

15. Japan Deal Firm of the Year

16. International Deal Firm of the Year

17. Japan Law Firm of the Year

 

In-House Categories

 

1. Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year

2. Innovative In-House Team of the Year

3. In-House Lawyer of the Year

4. Japan In-House Team of the Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

 

To download the nomination form for DEAL CATEGORIES, please click here.

To download the nomination form for FIRM CATEGORIES, please click here.

 To download the nomination form for IN-HOUSE CATEGORIES, please click here.

 

 

 

  

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY SUMMARY

Please click below to download the methodology PDF. 

 

 

 

THE SHORTLIST – ALB JAPAN LAW AWARDS 2016

 

- Completeness of Information -

The list will be updated when necessary.

Please note that the names of banks, accountants and legal advisors on a transaction reflect the information received from nominees and this information may be incomplete. Omission of an adviser from the list should not be taken as commentary on the role that party played in the deal. If any party is missing from the list or incorrectly listed, please contact Tracy at tracy.li@thomsonreuters.com with the correct information. All Changes will be made on our website and our event material.

 

 

[DEAL CATEGORIES]

 

 

DEBT MARKET DEAL OF THE YEAR

 

Rabobank Nederland’s Issuance of Senior Samurai Bonds

Law Firms: Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Linklaters; Nishimura & Asahi

 

Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company’s Subordinated Notes Offering

Law Firms: Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Morrison & Foerster; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

 

Metropolis of Tokyo Dual-Listed Eurobonds

Law Firms: Clifford Chance; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

 

Standard Chartered PLC Debut Samurai Bonds

Law Firms: Clifford Chance; Linklaters

Banks: Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities; Nomura Securities; SMBC Nikko Securities

 

Development Bank of Japan’s Japan-Guaranteed Reg S/Rule 144A Bonds

Law Firms: Clifford Chance; Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

Banks: Ministry of Finance (Government of Japan)

 

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank’s Guaranteed Secured Obligation Programme and Initial Offering

Law Firms: Davis Polk & Wardwell; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Allen & Overy; Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Linklaters; Arthur Cox

 

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation’s Senior Notes Offering

Law Firms: Davis Polk & Wardwell; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

 

Softbank Group Corporation’s Regulation S Offering of Senior Notes

Law Firms: Latham & Watkins; Sullivan & Cromwell; Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Banks: Deutsche Bank AG; Goldman Sachs; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Credit Agricole CIB; Mizuho Securities; Morgan Stanley; Nomura Securities

 

Japan Bank for International Cooperation’s Global Shelf Takedown Offering

Law Firms: Morrison & Foerster; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Banks: Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ; MUFG Union Bank

 

Mitsubishi Corporation’s Issuance of Hybrid Bonds

Law Firms: Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

 

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group’s Issuance of Subordinated Bonds

Law Firms: Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Banks: Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities

 

The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ’s Offering of Senior Debt Securities

Law Firms: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; City-Yuwa Partners; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Banks: Mitsubishi UFJ Securities; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Citigroup; Morgan Stanley

 

The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ’s Offering of Floating Rate Notes

Law Firms: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Banks: Morgan Stanley; Citigroup, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group; J.P. Morgan

 

Apple Inc.’s Notes Offering

Law Firms: Shearman & Sterling; Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

 

Mizuho Financial Group and Mizuho Bank’s Notes Offering

Law Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Linklaters; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

 

 

EQUITY MARKET DEAL OF THE YEAR

 

Domestic Public Offering of First Series Model AA Class Shares of Toyota Motor Corporation

Law Firms: Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Shearman & Sterling

 

Tohoku Electric Power Company’s Dual-Tranche Convertible Bonds

Law Firms: Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Clifford Chance

 

Concurrent Global Public Offering of Japan Post Holdings, Japan Post Bank and Japan Post Insurance Limited

Law Firms: Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Sullivan & Cromwell; Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Banks: Nomura Securities; Mitsubishi UFJ; Morgan Stanley; GSJCL; Daiwa Securities; Mizuho Securities; SMBC Nikko Securities; J.P. Morgan Securities Japan

 

Chugoku Electric’s Dual-Tranche Convertible Bonds

Law Firms: Clifford Chance; Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

 

Global Public Offering of Rakuten

Law Firms: Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Nishimura & Asahi; Sullivan & Cromwell; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Banks: Goldman Sachs; Daiwa Capital Markets Europe; Morgan Stanley

 

Global Public Offering of SUMCO
Law Firms: Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Sullivan & Cromwell; Nishimura & Asahi

 

Global Public Offering of Dexerials Corporation

Law Firms: Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Nishimura & Asahi; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Sullivan & Cromwell

 

Sony Corporation’s Common Stock Offering

Law Firms: Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Sullivan & Cromwell

Banks: J.P. Morgan Securities; Nomura International; Morgan Stanley; Goldman Sachs

 

Sale of Common Stock Shares of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries by Daiichi Sankyo Company

Law Firms: Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Luthra & Luthra

Banks: Goldman Sachs

 

 

M&A DEAL OF THE YEAR

 

NTT Communications Acquisition of E-Shelter Group

Law Firms: Allen & Overy; Homburger; Schindler & Partners; Clifford Chance

 

Sharp Issuance of Preferred Shares

Law Firms: Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Nishimura & Asahi

 

Nippon Life Insurance’s Acquisition of National Australia Bank’s MLC

Law Firms: Ashurst; Nishimura & Asahi

Banks: Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities

 

Power Projects Assets Merger between Chubu Electric and TEPCO

Law Firms: Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise); Allen & Overy; White & Case; Nishimura & Asahi; Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Tsujimaki Law Offices; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

 

Comcast NBCUniversal’s Acquisition of Controlling Stake of Universal Studios Japan

Law Firms: Clifford Chance; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Sidley Austin; Nishimura & Asahi

 

Nikkei’s Acquisition of the Financial Times Group

Law Firms: Clifford Chance;Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

 

Japan Tobacco International’s Acquisition of Natural American Spirit

Law Firms: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

 

Otsuka Pharmaceutical’s Acquisition of Avanir Pharmaceuticals

Law Firms: Latham & Watkins; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft

 

Kintetsu World Express’ Acquisition of APL Logistics

Law Firms: Latham & Watkins; Allen & Gledhill; Drew & Napier

Banks: Citigroup; HSBC; Nomura Holdings

 

Brother Industries’ Acquisition of Domino Printing Sciences

Law Firms: Linklaters

 

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation’s Acquisition of GE’s European Private-Equity Financing Business

Law Firms: Linklaters

 

Hitachi and Johnson Controls Air-Conditioning Joint Venture

Law Firms: Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Morrison & Foerster; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Banks: Greenhill & Co.

 

Hulic’s Acquisition of Simplex Investment Advisors

Law Firms: Morrison & Foerster; Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Nishimura & Asahi

Banks: Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities

 

Nippon Life Insurance’s Acquisition of Mitsui Life Insurance

Law Firms: Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Banks: Nomura Holdings; Daiwa Securities Group; Citi; Morgan Stanley; Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group

 

Merger between Higo Bank and Kagoshima Bank

Law Firms: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; TMI Associates

Banks: Mizuho Financial Group; Daiwa Securities Group

 

Idemitsu Kosan’s Purchasing of Showa Shell Shares

Law Firms: Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Nishimura & Asahi; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Shearman & Sterling

Banks: Lazard; Mizuho Financial Group; Nomura Holdings; J.P. Morgan; Morgan Stanley

 

Joint Investment in CITIC Limited by ITOCHU and Charoen Pokphand Group

Law Firms: Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Ashurst; Sidley Austin; Freshfields Bruckahaus Deringer

Banks: Bank of America Merrill Lynch; J.P. Morgan; Nomura Holdings; CITIC Securities; Somerley Limited

 

Suntory Beverage’s Acquisition of Japan Tobacco’s Vending Machine Business

Law Firms: Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

 

Japan Post’s Acquisition of Toll Holdings

Law Firms: Nishimura & Asahi

 

Mizuho Bank’s Acquisition and Loan

Law Firms: Shearman & Sterling; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Richards Kibbe & Orbe

 

Tokio Marine Holding’s Acquisition of HCC Insurance

Law Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Sullivan & Cromwell; Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Debevoise & Plimpton; Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell; D.F. King & Co.; Richards, Layton & Finger

Banks: Goldman Sachs; Credit Suisse Group; Evercore Partners

 

Panasonic Healthcare’s Acquisition of Bayer’s Diabetes Care Business Division

Law Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Hengeler Mueller; Gleiss Lutz; Nishimura & Asahi

 

Sun Pharmaceuticals’ Acquisition of Ranbaxy

Law Firms: Sullivan & Cromwell; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; Davis Polk & Wardwell; White & Case; Bathiya Legal; Shearman & Sterling; Luthra & Luthra; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Banks: Citigroup; Evercore Partners; GCA Savvian Corporation; ICICI Securities; Goldman Sachs

 

Softbank Corporation’s Additional Investment in Supercell Oy

Law Firms: White & Case; Morrison & Foerster; Hannes Snellman; Advance Attorneys

Banks: Deutsche Bank AG; Mizuho Financial Group

 

The Bank of Yokohama’s SEC-Registered Exchange Offer

Law Firms: Shearman & Sterling; Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Nishimura & Asahi

 

Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company’s Acquisition of StanCorp Financial Group

Law Firms: Baker & McKenzie; Debevoise & Plimpton

 

Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company’s Acquisition of Amlin

Law Firms: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

 

Establishment and Co-Management of Kansai Airports Concessionare Company by ORIX and VINCI Airports 

Law Firms: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Nishimura & Asahi; Clifford Chance

 

ENERGY & RESOURCES DEAL OF THE YEAR

 

Photovoltaic Power Plant Project in Ukujima

Law Firms: Atsumi & Sakai; Janssen Foreign Law Office

Banks: Mizuho Bank; Kyocera Corporation

 

Photovoltaic Power Plant Project in Yokohama Town

Law Firms: Atsumi & Sakai

Banks: Mizuho Bank; Kyocera Corporation

 

Power Projects Assets Merger between Chubu Electric and TEPCO

Law Firms: Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise); Allen & Overy; White & Case; Nishimura & Asahi; Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Tsujimaki Law Offices; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

 

Chugoku Electric’s Dual-Tranche Convertible Bonds

Law Firms: Clifford Chance; Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

 

Tohoku Electric Power Company’s Dual-Tranche Convertible Bonds

Law Firms: Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Clifford Chance

 

Safi Power Project

Law Firms: Clifford Chance; Linklaters

Banks: Attijariwafa Bank; Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Holland) N.V.; Banque Centrale Populaire, S.A.; BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV; BNP Paribas Tokyo; Credit Agricole CIB; Islamic Development Bank; Japan Bank for International Cooperation; Mizuho Bank; Societe Generale; Standard Chartered Bank; Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation; Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

 

Ichthys LNG Project Refinancing

Law Firms: Latham & Watkins; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

 

CHUBU Electric, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and NYK Line LNG Vessel Projects for Freeport LNG

Law Firms: White & Case

 

Carroll County Energy Project Acquisition

Law Firms: Milbank; Ice Miller; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; Chadbourne & Parke

 

Tartaruga Verde and Tartaruga Mestica Oil Fields

Law Firms: Nishimura & Asahi; Norton Rose Fulbright

 

 

REAL ESTATE DEAL OF THE YEAR

 

Initial Public Offering of LaSalle Logiport REIT

Law Firms: Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Morrison & Foerster; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Banks: Nomura International; Morgan Stanley; Mizuho International; Bank of America Merrill Lynch

 

Hulic’s Acquisition of Simplex Investment Advisors

Law Firms: Morrison & Foerster; Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Nishimura & Asahi

Banks: Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities

 

Merger of Nomura Real Estate Master Fund, Nomura Real Estate Office Fund and Nomura Real Estate Residential Fund

Law Firms: Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Banks: Nomura Securities; Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley; SMBC Nikko Securities

 

Acquisition of Real Properties in Tokyo

Law Firms: Nishimura & Asahi

 

Establishment and Co-Management of Kansai Airports Concessionare Company by ORIX and VINCI Airports 

Law Firms: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Nishimura & Asahi; Clifford Chance

 

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Deal of the Year

 

NTT Communications Acquisition of E-Shelter Group

Law Firms: Allen & Overy; Homburger; Schindler & Partners; Clifford Chance

 

Nikkei’s Acquisition of the Financial Times Group

Law Firms: Clifford Chance; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

 

Hitachi and Johnson Controls Air-Conditioning Joint Venture

Law Firms: Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Morrison & Foerster; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Banks: Greenhill & Co.

 

Global Public Offering of SUMCO
Law Firms: Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Sullivan & Cromwell; Nishimura & Asahi

 

Global Public Offering of Dexerials Corporation

Law Firms: Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Nishimura & Asahi; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Sullivan & Cromwell

 

Global Public Offering of Rakuten

Law Firms: Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Nishimura & Asahi; Sullivan & Cromwell; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Banks: Goldman Sachs; Daiwa Capital Markets Europe; Morgan Stanley

 

Domestic Public Offering of First Series Model AA Class Shares of Toyota Motor Corporation

Law Firms: Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Shearman & Sterling

Initial Public Offering of BELLSYSTEM24

Law Firms: Ropes & Gray; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Linklaters

Banks: SMBC Nikko Securities; Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities; Mizuho Securities; Daiwa Securities

 

Sony Corporation’s Common Stock Offering

Law Firms: Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Sullivan & Cromwell

Banks: J.P. Morgan Securities; Nomura International; Morgan Stanley; Goldman Sachs

 

Softbank Corporation’s Additional Investment in Supercell Oy

Law Firms: White & Case; Morrison & Foerster; Hannes Snellman; Advance Attorneys

Banks: Deutsche Bank AG; Mizuho Financial Group

                                                                                                                                             

Apple Inc.’s Notes Offering

Law Firms: Shearman & Sterling; Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

 


 

[FIRM CATEGORIES]

 


Aviation Law Firm of the Year

K&L Gates

White & Case

Clifford Chance

 

Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year

Anderson, Mori & Tomotsune

Atsumi & Sakai

Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Latham & Watkins

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Nishimura & Asahi

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners

 

Employment Law Firm of the Year

Anderson, Mori & Tomotsune

Atsumi & Sakai

Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Herbert Smith Freehills

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Nishimura & Asahi

TMI Associates

 

Insolvency Law Firm of the Year

Anderson, Mori & Tomotsune

Atsumi & Sakai

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Nishimura & Asahi

Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners

 

International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year

Atsumi & Sakai

Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Herbert Smith Freehills

K&L Gates

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Morrison & Foerster

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Nishimura & Asahi

 

Japan Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

Abe, Ikubo & Katayama

Anderson, Mori & Tomotsune

Atsumi & Sakai

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Nakamura & Partners

Nishimura & Asahi

Ohno & Partners

SUGIMURA International Patent & Trademark Attorneys

TMI Associates

Ushijima & Partners

Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners

 

International Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner 

Hogan Lovells

Morrison & Foerster

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

 

Litigation Law Firm of the Year

Anderson, Mori & Tomotsune

Atsumi & Sakai

Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

K&L Gates

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Morrison & Foerster

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Nishimura & Asahi

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

 

Regulatory and Compliance Law Firm of the Year

Anderson, Mori & Tomotsune

Atsumi & Sakai

Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Masuda & Partners

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners

 

Shipping Law Firm of the Year

Atsumi & Sakai

TMI Associates

White & Case

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

 

Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year

Anderson, Mori & Tomotsune

Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Nishimura & Asahi

TMI Associates

Withers Japan

 

SE Asia Practice of the Year

Anderson, Mori & Tomotsune

Atsumi & Sakai

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners

 

China Practice of the Year

Anderson, Mori & Tomotsune

Atsumi & Sakai

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners

 

Managing Partner of the Year

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune – Yasufumi Shiroyama

Atsumi & Sakai – Hiroo Atsumi

Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise) – Jeremy Pitts

Davis Polk & Wardwell – Jon Gray

Herbert Smith Freehills – Peter Godwin

Hogan Lovells – Lloyd Parker

Masuda & Partners – Eiji Masuda

Morrison & Foerster – Ken Siegel

Shearman & Sterling – Masahisa Ikeda

 

 

International Deal Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)

Clifford Chance

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Linklaters Tokyo

Morrison & Foerster

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Shearman & Sterling

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Sullivan & Cromwell

 

Japan Deal Firm of the Year

Anderson, Mori & Tomotsune

Atsumi & Sakai

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Nishimura & Asahi

 

Dealmaker of the Year

Atsumi & Sakai – Hiroyuki Sanbe

Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise) – Jiro Toyokawa

Clifford Chance – Reiko Sakimura

Davis Polk & Wardwell – Eugene Gregor

DLA Piper – Lance Miller

Shearman & Sterling – Masahisa Ikeda

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett – Alan Cannon

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom – Mitsuhiro Kamiya

Sullivan & Cromwell – Izumi Akai

 

 

Japan Law Firm of the Year*

Finalists to be announced on the night of the awards ceremony (June 14).

 

 

[IN-HOUSE CATEGORIES]

 

Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year

Asurion

IBM Japan
Fox Networks Group Japan

Colt Technology Services

 

Innovative In-House Team of the Year

INPEX Corporation

ITOCHU Corporation

IBM Japan

Colt Technology Services

 

Japan In-House Lawyer of the Year

Tomoko Akashi – Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Hiromitsu Kato – INPEX Corporation

Yuichi Nakagawa – Zara Corporation Japan

Timothy Hewitt – Colt Technology Services

Yuko Ozaki – Citigroup Global Markets Japan

Shima Osaka – Audible

Daniel Liu – Fortress Investment Group

 

Japan In-House Team of the Year

Asurion

INPEX Corporation

ITOCHU Corporation

IBM Japan

Fox Networks Group Japan

Colt Technology Services

Unilever Japan

Zara Corporation Japan

Mizuho Securities

 

 

 

 THE WINNERS LIST – ALB JAPAN LAW AWARDS 2016

DEAL CATEGORIES 

Debt Market Deal of the Year

Softbank Group Corporation’s Regulation S Offering of Senior Notes

Law Firms: Latham & Watkins; Sullivan & Cromwell; Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Banks: Deutsche Bank AG; Goldman Sachs; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Credit Agricole CIB; Mizuho Securities; Morgan Stanley; Nomura Securities

 

Equity Market Deal of the Year

Concurrent Global Public Offering of Japan Post Holdings, Japan Post Bank and Japan Post Insurance Limited

Law Firms: Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Sullivan & Cromwell; Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Banks: Nomura Securities; Mitsubishi UFJ; Morgan Stanley; GSJCL; Daiwa Securities; Mizuho Securities; SMBC Nikko Securities; J.P. Morgan Securities Japan

 

Energy and Resources Deal of the Year

Power Projects Asset Merger between Chubu Electric and TEPCO

Law Firms: Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise); Allen & Overy; White & Case; Nishimura & Asahi; Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Tsujimaki Law Offices; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

M&A Deal of the Year

Nikkei’s Acquisition of the Financial Times Group

Law Firms: Clifford Chance; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Real Estate Deal of the Year

Establishment and Co-Management of Kansai Airports Concessionare Company by ORIX and VINCI Airports 

Law Firms: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Nishimura & Asahi; Clifford Chance

TMT Deal of the Year

Nikkei’s Acquisition of the Financial Times Group

Law Firms: Clifford Chance; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Japan Deal of the Year

Nikkei’s Acquisition of the Financial Times Group

 Law Firms: Clifford Chance; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

 

IN-HOUSE CATEGORIES

Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year

IBM Japan 

Innovative In-House Team of the Year

ITOCHU Corporation

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