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Japanese law firm Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (AMT) has added four senior foreign counsel to its partnership, shortly after the launch of its foreign joint law enterprise.
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Anderson Mori & Tomotsune recently broke ground as the first Japan Big Four law firm to allow foreign lawyers to become equity partners. Atsutoshi Maeda, partner at the firm, recently spoke to ALB about why adaptability is critical for law firms in the country, and more broadly in the region.
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Tokyo-headquartered firm Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (AMT) has hired David MacArthur as a senior foreign counsel in the international arbitration practice and will be operating out of the firm’s Tokyo and Singapore offices from Bae Kim & Lee (BKL) where he was a partner in Seoul.
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Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (AMT) is set to become the first Japan Big Four Four to allow foreign lawyers to become equity partners after it launched a foreign law joint enterprise.
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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.
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Japan‘s Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (AMT) has continued its expansion in Southeast Asia after entering into a formal law alliance (FLA) with Singapore firm DOP Law Corporation.
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Big Four Japanese law firm Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (AMT) has established a presence in Hong Kong after opening an associate office - Nakamura & Associates – in that city.
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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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Baker McKenzie has represented Godiva Chocolatier, the Belgian manufacturer of gourmet chocolates, on its estimated $1.5 billion agreement to sell parts of its Asia-Pacific business to private equity firm MBK Partners, represented by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune.
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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.