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Allen & Gledhill, TMI Associates, Haiwen & Partners and YKVN have advised Nanofilm Technologies International on its S$510.1 million ($383.53 million) initial public offering on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading (SGX-ST), with Allen & Overy and JunHe counselling the issue managers and bookrunners.
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The business of space has really grown in Japan in the past few years, and so has the resulting legal work. John Kang finds out more about this exciting new practice area, as well as the pressures it entails.
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Women in Japan’s legal industry have steadily made gains in recent years, and more are joining law firms than ever before. John Kang speaks to female lawyers about their progress so far and how technology can help keep talented women in the profession.
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Japan’s TMI Associates has declared its intention of competing toe-to-toe with the country’s Big Four law firms in the corporate/M&A spaceafter hiring key partner Masakazu Iwakura from Nishimura & Asahi in Tokyo.
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Shearman & Sterling and Japanese firm TMI Associates have represented the world’s largest automaker Toyota Motor Corp on its $3 billion all-stock deal to buy out the rest of minivehicle unit Daihatsu Motor Co, which turned Mori Hamada & Matsumoto for advice.
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Malaysia’s Chooi & Company and Tokyo-headquartered TMI Associates – the fifth-biggest law firm in Japan – have teamed up to expand their services and capitalise on the long-standing bilateral ties between the two countries.
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A group of 10 lawyers and six support staff have joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius from Bingham McCutchen in Tokyo.