Professionals

Nobuya Matsunami regularly represents corporate clients with respect to general corporate matters including general shareholders meetings, shareholder activism, corporate governance issues, international or domestic licenses and other commercial agreements, and corporate finance involving share issuances or share purchase warrants. Nobuya Matsunami has a broad range of experience in the M&A field, representing corporate clients in mergers, corporate reorganizations, privatization transactions and other M&A transactions. He is also active in cross-border transactions both in in-out and out-in transactions.

Recent activities

8/2018

The International Comparative Legal Guide to Corporate Governance 2018: Japan

Articles

6/2017

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Corporate Governance 2017

Articles

6/2016

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Corporate Governance 2016 (Japan Chapter)

Articles

Education

2005
Northwestern University School of Law (LL.M., with honors)
1996
The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)

Professional experience

2009 -
Lecturer, Seikei University Law School
2005 - 2006
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, New York

Major Cases

2017

Business Integration between JX Group and Tonen General Group

2017

Represented a listed retail company in the sale of department stores by corporate split

2017

Represented a telecommunications company in the acquisition of a subsidiary from a listed company

2016

Represented a listed IT company in acquiring a business sector of a bankrupt company from its trustee.

2016

Represented a listed IT company in the negotiation of an IT license agreement with a French listed company.

2016

Represented a Singapore company in its investment in a cosmetics manufacturer using class shares.

2016

Represented a listed retail company in the acquisition of a listed company via a triangular share exchange.

2016

Represented a telecommunications company in the sales of its ISP business to a listed IT company.

2015 - 2017

Represented a listed oil company in the negotiation of a technology and marketing license agreement with an international oil company

2015

Represented a listed financial company in the acquisition of an interest in an investment fund.

2015

Represented a listed retail company in an acquisition of a luxury brand company.

2015

Represented a listed retail company in an acquisition of a retail business related to art products, including negotiation of a license agreement with a US licensor.

2014

Represented a telecommunications company in a merger with another telecommunications company.

2014

Represented a listed retail company in an acquisition of a retail business related to art products, including negotiation of a license agreement with a US licensor.

2014

Represented a listed IT company in a sale of its internet service provider business to another listed IT company.

2014

Represented an IT company in raising funds from a US company and a French company.

2014

Represented a listed company in the acquisition of a company via a triangular merger.

2013 - 2014

Represented a listed retail company in an acquisition of a listed mail order company via a tender offer bid.

2013

Represented a listed retail company in an acquisition of minority shares of another listed company in order to participate in management.

2013

Represented a listed company in the acquisition of a company via a triangular stock exchange.

2012

Represented a Swiss company in the acquisition of an equipment manufacturing business from a Japanese company.

2012

Represented a listed large oil company in an acquisition of a lubricant business from, and negotiation of a license agreement with, a US listed company.

2012

Represented a listed manufacturing company in the acquisition of shares in a German listed company.

2012

Represented a US listed company in the acquisition of shares in a Japanese listed company.

2011

Represented a listed pharmaceutical company to establish a listed holding company via a share transfer.

2011

Represented a listed telecommunications company in a sale of its subsidiary’s business via a corporate split.

2011

Represented a listed retail company in an acquisition of shares in a major record sales company.

2011

Represented a listed foreign generic pharmaceutical company in the acquisition of a joint venture interest in a Japanese generic pharmaceutical company.