JapanTaxi Co., Ltd. - Integration of the taxi dispatch businesses of Nihon Kotsu Holdings Co., Ltd. and DeNA Co., Ltd.

Leading Japanese law firm Nishimura & Asahi advised JapanTaxi Co., Ltd. (“JapanTaxi”), a subsidiary of the major Japanese taxi operator Nihon Kotsu Holdings Co., Ltd. (“Nihon Kotsu”), on the agreement between Nihon Kotsu and DeNA Co., Ltd. (“DeNA”) [TSE: 2432], a provider of mobile and online services based in Japan, to integrate their respective taxi dispatch app-related businesses “Japan Taxi” and “MOV”. Upon the integration, DeNA will be issued new shares by JapanTaxi matching the shareholding of Nihon Kotsu and the business will be operated under a new company name and structure.

The Nishimura & Asahi team advising JapanTaxi was led by partners Yasutaka Nishikori, Atsushi Mizushima, Jiro Abe and Satoshi Niki.