Corporate, M&A and securities

The lawyers who comprise our global corporate, M&A and securities practice advise corporations and financial institutions across the full spectrum of industry matters including public takeovers, private M&A, joint ventures, disposals, debt and equity capital markets, governance, general commercial and corporate advisory matters.

With significant experience in regional, national and international corporate, M&A and securities matters, we are well positioned to provide strategic, business-oriented legal advice on complex domestic, cross-border and multijurisdictional transactions in both emerging and developed markets. Our lawyers have a broad range of experience representing all parties in capital markets transactions, including issuers, underwriters, placement agents and selling shareholders. Similarly, in the M&A space, we regularly represent buyers, sellers, financial advisers, funds and shareholders.

Our lawyers are strategically positioned in the world’s leading business and financial markets, enabling us to handle and fully coordinate transactions across key industry sectors including energy, financial institutions, infrastructure, mining and commodities, technology and innovation, transport and life sciences and healthcare.

In Japan, our dedicated corporate and M&A team has extensive experience advising public and private companies across a range of industries on acquisitions, disposals and strategic mergers, as well as joint ventures and strategic alliances involving Japanese entities. We regularly advise Japanese clients on outbound transactions, as well as foreign clients investing into Japan. Clients can benefit from our Japanese language capabilities and deep knowledge of local corporate culture. Working alongside our corporate colleagues across the United States, Europe, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East, we offer a 'one-stop' shop for tailored advice on local and cross-border mandates.  

Our areas of work include

  • Asset and wealth management
  • Commercial contracts
  • Corporate governance and compliance
  • Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity
  • Debt and equity capital markets
  • Derivatives
  • Financial services and regulation
  • Investment funds
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Outsourcing and technology
  • Private equity and venture capital
  • Proxy battles
  • Securities regulation and enforcement
  • Statutory arrangements
  • Take-over bids and tender offers

Awards and accolades

  • Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, Japan: Corporate and M&A (International Firms and Joint Ventures), The Legal 500, 2021


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