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KDDI Corporation - Capital and business partnerships with Loyalty Marketing, Inc. and Lawson, Inc.

Leading Japanese law firm Nishimura & Asahi has advised KDDI Corporation (“KDDI”) [TSE: 9433], a major Japanese telecommunications company, on its capital and business partnership with Loyalty Marketing, Inc. (“LM”), a point-card system and settlement service company, and on its acquisition of a 20% stake in LM from Mitsubishi Corporation [TSE: 8058 and NYSE: MSBHY]. Nishimura & Asahi also advised on KDDI’s capital and business partnership with convenience store operator Lawson, Inc. (“Lawson”) [TSE: 2651]. Under the partnership, KDDI will acquire a 2.1% stake in Lawson.

The Nishimura & Asahi team advising KDDI was led by partners Hiroyuki Usuda, Kazumaro Kobayashi and Sakka Kobayashi.