Westlaw Japan K.K. (Minato-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director Yong Son Bang) will jointly host its first premium online seminar on “Legal Strategy for Carve-out M&A” with Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune on May 19th, Tuesday.
In the global economy with increasing uncertainty, further strengthening businesses with strengths based on “selection and concentration”, expanding the revenue base, and replacing business portfolios for those are becoming increasingly pressing issues for every company. Carve-out M&A, which is conducted by buying and selling certain businesses of a company, is used as an effective approach for replacing such business portfolios. However, this is not the only case where carve-out M&A is used, but it is also used in a variety of situations such as when establishing carve-up start up, cutting out seeds that are expected to be commercialized in the future and carrying out incubation as a joint business with other partners, creating a joint venture with strengths by cutting out and integrating each business with partners, and needing to separate some businesses due to reasons involving competition law.
From a legal point of view, carve-out M&A requires to consider matters while keeping an eye on the numerous and difficult legal issues in addition to those with regular M&A. For example, a type of structure to be used, stand-alone issues, blocking potential debt, a way to inherit workers and a way of representations and warranties need to be considered. Moreover, without a clear understanding of the technical structure and the nature of the contract structure and contract clauses, carve-out M&A cannot be conducted effectively.
In this seminar, an instructor who have handled many carve-out M&A, will provide in-depth explanations on legal points that are truly important and necessary to understand conducting carve-out M&A.
|Date and Time||May 19th, 2020, Tuesday, 14: 00-17: 00|
|Seminar Format||It is a live webcast seminar (WEB online seminar) online. It can be accessed from any places where there is the internet access such as from a company or home. After applying, we will send you the URL for viewing the seminar and information on how to access it before the seminar starts.|
|Application Fee|| Apply by May 8th, 2020, Friday – 10,000 yen (tax included)
Apply after May 8th, 2020, Friday – 20,000 yen (tax included)
|How to Apply||Please go to the following link to access the special website for the seminar and apply by submitting the application form from the website.
|14: 00-15: 25||Legal Strategy for Carve-Out M&A 1|
|15: 25-15: 35||Break|
|15: 35-17: 00||Legal Strategy for Carve-Out M&A 2|
Please see here for the detail: http://www.westlawjapan.com/event/premium/200519.html
Introduction of Lecturer
Anderson Mōri &
Shigeki Tatsuno, Partner Lawyer
He graduated from the University of Tokyo Faculty of Law in 2000 and registered as a lawyer in 2002 and joined Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune. He graduated from the New York University School of Law in 2007 (LL.M.) and registered as a New York State Lawyer in 2008. From 2007 to 2008, he worked at Herbert Smith Freehills in Paris, France. Since November 2014, he has been a member of the review committee of the “Ethics Review Committee for Research on Humans” at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He is familiar with M&A, joint ventures and cross-border investment projects, and has advised in great number on funding and investment, corporate governance and crisis management. He also covers a wide range transaction and regulatory advice related to such as AI, data and healthcare, as well as other corporate legal matters. Especially in M&A, he handles many cases that require complicated structuring.
About Westlaw Japan K.K.
Westlaw Japan K.K. is a joint venture established on March 31, 2006 by Thomson Reuters United States and Shinnippon-Hoki Publishing Co., Ltd. (headquartered in Nagoya) to respond to the needs of the times and to provide comprehensive legal information online services in Japan.
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About Shinnippon-Hoki Publishing Co., Ltd.
Shinnippon-Hoki Publishing Co., Ltd. is a leading publisher in Japanese law, tax and accounting, celebrating its 70th anniversary. They provide information services for professionals such as lawyers, judicial scriveners, certified public accountants, certified tax accountants, architects, social security attorneys, and administrative scriveners, central government and local governments, and corporate practitioners through publications with over 600 types of loose-leaf books, as well as CD-ROMs, and the Internet, etc.
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