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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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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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Yoshio Ohno, a founding partner of Japanese Big Four law firm Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, passed away on April 19. He was 92.
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Clifford Chance has hired Peter Coney as head of its litigation and dispute resolution practice in Tokyo from Japanese firm Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, where he was a foreign law partner.
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Morrison Foerster has advised Toshiba on a $18 billion deal to sell its chip unit to a consortium led by Bain Capital, which turned to Ropes & Gray for advice.
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Ashurst has advised Japanese electronics maker Sharp on its $1 billion investment in SoftBank Group's planned $100 billion Vision Fund, the world’s largest private equity fund, which turned to Linklaters for advice.
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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has represented U.S.-based Key Safety Systems (KSS) on a $1.6 billion deal to acquire nearly all of Japanese airbag-maker Takata’s assets, which tapped Weil, Gotshal & Manges and Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu for advice.
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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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Davis Polk & Wardwell and Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu have represented Sushiro Global Holdings on its $615 million initial public offering on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, serving as U.S. and Japan counsel, respectively.
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Clifford Chance has advised Comcast NBCUniversal on its $2.3 billion purchase of the remaining 49 percent it does not already own in Universal Studios Japan from an investor group that includes Goldman Sachs, which turned to Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu for counsel.