We have a long history of achieving favorable results for clients located throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
Our roots in the region are in Japan, where we have decades of experience representing large companies and financial institutions. The firm maintains a presence in Tokyo that is supported by highly credentialed lawyers from all of our offices.
Propelled by our reputation for providing the highest quality legal work, our practice has expanded well beyond Japan. We have represented clients located in numerous Asian-Pacific countries, and have forged close relationships with lawyers and law firms throughout the region.
We value our personal relationships with our clients. We understand their business practices and culture. We make it a point to work collaboratively and in a manner that is respectful of their traditions.
We also pride ourselves on our ability to work with Asia-Pacific law firms on their most important US cases and transactions. Our ability to work well with others has long been a defining characteristic of our firm, and many of our matters involve multiple law firms working together to find the most effective solutions for our clients.
We protect our clients’ interests in disputes, advise them on major transactions, and partner with them to further their business objectives. We also assist them with their most sophisticated extraterritorial and multi-jurisdictional matters including:
Anti-corruption and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Antitrust, Competition and Cartel Investigations
Cross-Border Transactions and Financings
Import and Export Compliance
International Arbitration, including Treaty Arbitration
We represented the Special Committee of Chindex International, Inc. in a going private acquisition by Shanghai’s Fosun Pharma, TPG and the CEO of Chindex. This deal was recognized by China Law & Practice and The American Lawyer as “among the most exciting and creative transactions in the past year” and named a 2015 “Private Equity Deal of the Year” finalist.
Xinhua Finance Media
We represented the principal selling shareholder in the initial public offering of Chinese media company Xinhua Finance Media.
We represented India-based drugmaker Cipla in its acquisition of two US generic drug companies InvaGen Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Exelan Pharmaceuticals Inc. The deal, one of the biggest overseas buys by an Indian drugmaker helped Cipla gain a foothold in the US market.
We represented Wipro Limited, a global information technology, consulting and outsourcing company based in India in several acquisitions, including its acquisition of Science Application International Corporation's global oil and gas information technology business.
Sojitz Aerospace Corp.
We won a sweeping victory for Sojitz’s New York subsidiary in a complex arbitration brought by Goodrich Corporation. The arbitration panel rejected all of Goodrich’s claims, granted Sojitz’s counterclaims and awarded Sojitz the cost and expenses of the arbitration.
In what was regarded as one of the largest FCPA enforcement actions in US history, we successfully resolved bribery charges for our client, Marubeni Corp.
Among other matters, we obtained extremely favorable results for Nikon in the bankruptcy cases of Circuit City, Penn Camera, and Ritz Camera.
Isetan Company Limited.
We successfully steered Isetan through the high-profile chapter 11 restructuring of Barneys New York, as well as related litigation and arbitration. We obtained a multimillion dollar judgment against the individual owners of Barneys and achieved a result for Isetan that was widely hailed as a major victory.
Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
We represented this Japanese pharmaceutical company in a complex multibillion dollar transaction involving the US law aspects of its sale of a 50.1% interest to F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd. and the spin-off to the shareholders of its US subsidiary.
We represented LG Electronics in patent infringement claims relating to semiconductor and thin film LCD displays and in product liability matters and consumer class actions involving handsets and batteries for hand-held cellular telephones.
We represented the largest Korean e-commerce website, Coupang, and its founder, Bom Kim, in numerous rounds of venture capital financing.
Philippine Airlines, Inc.
We represented Philippine Airlines, Inc. in a $9.5 billion order for 65 aircraft in what is the largest aviation purchase in Philippines history.
Fortune Tobacco Corporation
We represented Fortune Tobacco Corporation, the largest tobacco business in the Philippines in creating a joint venture with Philip Morris International to manufacture, procure and distribute tobacco products in the Philippines.
Grab (formerly known as Grab Taxi)
We are representing Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing platform in connection with the investment by SoftBank Corp. in Grab. Grab operates in multiple cities across 6 countries (Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia).