Professionals

Yoshinori Ono

Partner

Tokyo

日本語 中文(简体) 中文(繁體)

Languages:
Japanese   English   
Practice areas:
M&AJoint VenturesDefense against Hostile Takeover/Shareholder ActivismPrivate EquityStartups & Venture CapitalCross-border M&ACorporate GovernanceShareholders' Meetings & Relationships with ShareholdersCorporate DisputesCorporate & Commercial TransactionsReal EstateEnvironmental LawCorporate Reorganization & Civil RehabilitationBankruptcyLiquidation Proceedings/Special Liquidation ProceedingsOut-of-Court WorkoutsEarly Stage RestructuringCross-border RestructuringCivil LitigationIP LitigationTax DisputesAdministrative LitigationLabor DisputesConsumer Contract DisputesPL LitigationAlternative Dispute ResolutionCivil Disputes Arising from Corporate ScandalsCompetition/Antitrust Civil Litigation Disputes Related to Trade SecretsInternational LitigationInternational ArbitrationIP TransactionsAnti-Counterfeiting/Brand ManagementTrade Secrets/Unfair CompetitionPersonal Data & Privacy/Big Data BusinessesCorporate Crisis ManagementComplianceInternal Investigations & Outside InvestigationsAccounting FraudInsider TradingMarket ManipulationOther Breaches of the Financial Instruments & Exchange ActBreaches of Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption Laws & RegulationsPolitical Funds Control Act, etc.Cartels & Bid-riggingOther Breaches of Antitrust LawsHandling Breaches of Antitrust Laws & Competition Law OverseasAct Against Delay in Payment of Subcontract Proceeds to SubcontractorsProtection of Commercial Secrets & Customer InformationAccidents, Deception, Misrepresentation of Products & FoodFraud of Directors & Employees such as EmbezzlementWhistle BlowingMoney LaunderingHandling Overseas Corporate ScandalsCompetition Law/Antitrust LawCompetition/Antitrust Compliance & PlanningCompetition/Antitrust Merger Regulations & FilingsTax PlanningTax CounselingInternational TaxationLabor LawConsumer Contract ActAct against Unjustifiable Premiums & Misleading RepresentationsProduct Liability Act, Product Safety & the Recall of ProductsConsumer OrganizationsCross-border Transactions (General)Global ComplianceInheritanceBusiness SuccessionsLobbying & Contributing to Planning & Enacting of Public PolicyChemicalsChinaHong KongKoreaTaiwanMalaysiaThailandEU & EU Member StatesEuropean Countries (except EU Member States)/Russia/CIS United StatesCanadaBrazilAustralia/New Zealand
Qualifications:
Admitted in Japan (1986)

Yoshinori Ono is a partner of Nishimura & Asahi. Since his start of practice in 1986, he has over 30 years of experience advising multinational clients on various cross border matters under Japanese law including cross-border dispute resolution, antitrust, cross-border investment/licensing, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring/insolvency, business crime, labor issues, and real estate investment. Mr. Ono is a graduate of the University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1981), and was admitted to practice law in Japan in 1986.

Recent activities

5/2018

The International Comparative Legal Guide to Corporate Recovery & Insolvency 2018: Japan

Articles

9/2017

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Business Crime 2018 (Japan Chapter)

Articles

7/2017

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Corporate Recovery & Insolvency 2017 (Japan Chapter)

Articles

Education

1981
The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)

Major Cases

2015 - 2016

Advise and assist a major foreign manufacturing company in connection with a labor dispute

2015

Advise and assist a major foreign chemical company in connection with Japanese chemical regulations

2015

Advise and assist a major foreign manufacturing company in connection with a potential dispute with a major customer

2014 - 2016

Advise and assist a large construction company in connection with corporate governance and compliance matters

2014 - 2015

Advise and assist a major construction company in connection with the establishment of a joint venture company in Malaysia

2014 - 2015

Advise and assist a major foreign software company in connection with various legal issues arising in the course of post-merger integration

2013 - 2015

Defend a large construction company in a major antimonopoly case in criminal court proceedings and the Japan Fair Trade Commission proceedings

2013 - 2014

Advise and assist a foreign manufacturing company regarding the liquidation of a Japanese subsidiary

2013 - 2014

Advise and assist a manufacturing company in connection with the establishment of a joint venture company in Thailand

2012 - 2016

Litigation against ex-directors of Geo Holdings

2012 - 2015

Advise and assist a manufacturing company for the establishment of a distribution network throughout Asia

2012

Advise and assist a major foreign software company in connection with the corporate reorganization of a major semiconductor company

2011 - 2012

Private restructuring of a major automobile tool manufacturing company

2011 - 2012

Advise and assist a manufacturing company in connection with a dispute and litigation taking place in Germany

2011 - 2012

Advise and assist a manufacturing company in connection with the restructuring of its distribution network in Europe

2010 - 2011

Advise and assist a foreign manufacturing company for establishing a joint venture company together with a major Japanese manufacturing company

2009 - 2011

Advise a major entertainment company in negotiations with a U.S. financial institution for rescheduling a large-scale loan agreement

2009

Advise and assist a major foreign manufacturing company in connection with a labor dispute

2008 - 2010

Advise a major leisure industry company in connection with a dispute regarding real estate in the U.S.

2007 - 2008

Advise a major foreign automobile company in connection with the acquisition of several Japanese companies

2006 - 2008

Advising investors in a dispute involving a major commercial building in New Zealand

2005 - 2006

Representing a major real estate company in connection with a dispute over a major commercial building

2004 - 2008

Advise a computer game manufacturer in connection with litigation against licensee companies in China, Taiwan and Korea

2004 - 2007

Representing an owner of a major commercial building in a ligation against the main tenant of the building

2003 - 2004

Advise and assist a major real estate company in a dispute concerning a real estate syndication in the U.S.

2003 - 2004

Represent a major creditor in connection with negotiations with the trustee of a large corporate reorganization case

2003 - 2004

Advise and assist a major chemical company in connection with its acquisition of a Japanese subsidiary of a foreign major manufacturer

2002 - 2011

Frequently served as supervisor in civil rehabilitation cases appointed by the Tokyo District Court

2002 - 2003

Advise and assist a major chemical company in connection with the sale of one of its U.S. subsidiaries

2001 - 2002

Represent a golf course management company in its civil rehabilitation case

1994 - 2011

Frequently served as trustee in bankruptcy cases appointed by the Tokyo District Court