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Morrison & Foerster, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, and AZB & Partners have been the top legal advisors by the volume of deals in APAC for acquisitive Japanese technology giant SoftBank since 2012, according to data from Mergermarket and AVCJ.
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Morrison and Forester and Nishith Desai Associates have acted as SoftBank Group’s U.S. and Indian counsel, respectively, on its $1.4 billion investment in digital payments provider Paytm, which turned to Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas for advice.
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Morrison & Foerster has represented Japan’s SoftBank on a $13 billion merger between OneWeb, a U.S. satellite startup that it backs, and Luxembourg-based operator Intelsat, which turned to Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz for advice.