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Idemitsu Kosan: Business integration with Showa Shell Sekiyu

Leading Japanese law firm Nishimura & Asahi has been advising Idemitsu Kosan (“Idemitsu”) [TSE: 5019] on all aspects of its business integration with Showa Shell Sekiyu (“Showa Shell”) [TSE: 5002].

Idemitsu, Japan’s second-largest oil refiner by sales, announced it will proceed with a long-delayed integration of its operations with fourth-largest Showa Shell, setting an effective date of the integration on April 1, 2019. Showa Shell will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Idemitsu through a statutory share-exchange (kabushiki-kokan), and Showa Shell will be delisted from the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nishimura & Asahi team advising Idemitsu is led by partners Michihiro Mori, Ryutaro Nakayama, Yuki Oi, Kohei Koikawa, Naoya Ariyoshi, Kaku Hirao, Yusuke Motoyanagi and Takeshi Nemoto.