Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. - Strategic alliance with SoftBank Corporation

Leading Japanese law firm Nishimura & Asahi advised Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. [TSE: 8411] and Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. on Mizuho Financial Group’s strategic alliance for a next-generation financial-services business with SoftBank Corporation [TSE: 9434], and on Mizuho Securities’ joint-venture agreement with SoftBank to operate One Tap BUY Co., Ltd., SoftBank’s smartphone securities trading subsidiary, as part of the strategic alliance.

The Nishimura & Asahi team advising Mizuho Financial Group and Mizuho Securities was led by partners Takefumi Sato, Madoka Shimada and Takashi Saito, supported by counsel Masatsugu Sakamoto.