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Yuki Oi

Partner

Tokyo

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Languages:
Japanese   English   
Practice areas:
M&AJoint VenturesCorporate & Commercial TransactionsInternational LitigationCorporate Crisis ManagementComplianceCross-border Transactions (General)
Qualifications:
Admitted in Japan (2002)
Admitted in New York (2009)

Yuki Oi is a partner in our M&A/Corporate practice group. He advises domestic and international corporations and financial institutions on their cross-border and domestic M&A transactions. He also handles corporate governance matters and general corporate issues, as well as corporate crisis management matters such as international cartels and other litigation.

Some of the major cases he has advised on include representing UFJ Holdings on its integration with Mitsubishi Tokyo Financial Group (2006), Bulldog Sauce on its famous defense against a hostile takeover attempt initiated by Steel Partners (2007), the Osaka Securities Exchange on its integration with the Tokyo Stock Exchange (2011), Idemitsu Kosan on its integration with Showa Shell Sekiyu (2015-19), Toshiba on its divestiture of Toshiba Memory Corporation (2018), and Honda on its investment in GM Cruise (2018).

Named Japan’s inaugural Young Lawyer of the Year at the ALB Japan Law Awards 2019, he was also selected as one of Asia’s top 40 lawyers under 40 by Asian Legal Business in 2017.

He has also served as a lecturer at the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law (2012-13), and Graduate Schools for Law and Politics (2014-present).

Recent activities

4/2020

Top attorneys in Japan: Best Lawyers - 2021 edition

Awards

4/2020

COVID-19 and Material Adverse Change Clauses under Japanese Law

Newsletter

12/2019

Corporate governance developments in Asia

Seminars

Education

2010
Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University (MBA with Distinction)
2008
Columbia Law School (LL.M., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)
2001
The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)

Professional experience

2014 -
Lecturer, The University of Tokyo Graduate Schools for Law and Politics
2012 - 2013
Lecturer, The University of Tokyo

Major Cases

2020

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. - Joint Development of Next-Generation EV with General Motors

2020

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. - Integration and merger with its consolidated subsidiaries

2020

Japan Display Inc. - Capital alliance with Ichigo Trust and refinancing of debt with INCJ, Ltd.

2019

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. - Integration of Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd., Keihin Corporation, Showa Corporation and Nissin Kogyo Co., Ltd.

2019

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. - Acquisition of Drivemode, Inc.

2019

Cool Japan Fund Inc. - Investment in Indonesian information technology giant Go-jek

2019

Japan Display Inc. - Short-term loan agreement with INCJ, Ltd.

2019

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. - Partnership with MONET Technologies Inc.

2019

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc./Mizuho Bank, Ltd. - Capital and business alliance between Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and IBJ Leasing Co., Ltd.

2019

Honda Motor Co., Ltd./Honda R&D Co., Ltd. - Integration of the motorcycle development division of Honda R&D

2019

Cool Japan Fund Inc. - Joint venture with Yoshimoto Kogyo Co., Ltd. and NTT

2018

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. - Agreement to build new autonomous vehicle with Cruise and General Motors

2018

Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. - Joint venture to develop software for automated driving

2018

Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. - Joint venture with Denso Corporation to develop electrification driving modules

2018

Honda Motor Co.: Agreement to establish a joint venture company in Indonesia with Panasonic Corporation

2018

Toshiba Corporation: Sale of Toshiba Memory Corporation to K.K. Pangea

2018

Idemitsu Kosan: Business integration with Showa Shell Sekiyu

2018

Japan Display Inc. - Capital raising through share issue and sale of factory

2018

ADVICS Co., Ltd. - Acquisition of the foundation brake business of Nisshinbo Holdings Inc.

2018

Kyowa Hakko Kirin: Diagnostics alliance with Hitachi Chemical

2018

Japan Display Inc. - Transfer of idled plant to INCJ and tie-up with JOLED Inc.

2018

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.: Integration of Trust & Custody Services Bank, Ltd. with Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd.

2018

Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. - Agreement to make Toyota Autoparts Philippines Inc. a subsidiary

2015 - 2016

Acquisition of Ikyu Corporation by Yahoo Japan Corporation

2015 -

Business integration between Idemitsu Kosan and Showa Shell Sekiyu

2014

Joint Venture (Establishment of Mitsui Chemicals & SKC Polyurethanes Inc.) by and between Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. and SKC Co., Ltd.

2014

Business integration between Mitsubishi-Hitachi Metals Machinery and Siemens AG in the steel and metal production machinery business

2013

Japan Bank for International Cooperation - Gavilon Agriculture Holdings, Co.

2012

Acquisition of Cyber Agent FX, Inc. by Yahoo Japan Corporation

2012

Subscription of third-party allocation of shares of ASKUL Corporation by Yahoo Japan Corporation

2011 - 2012

Business integration with Tokyo Stock Exchange Co., Ltd. and Osaka Stock Exchange Co., Ltd.

2011 -

International cartel investigation in connection with the bearing industry

2010 -

International cartel investigation in connection with various auto parts

2007

Defense of Bulldog Sauce Co., Ltd. from a hostile takeover bid by Steel Partners

2006

Goldman Sachs - Sanyo Electric

2004 - 2005

Merger of UFJ Holdings, Inc. and Mitsubishi Tokyo Financial Group, Inc.