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Ayuko Nemoto

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Ayuko Nemoto is an associate in the firm’s Tokyo office. Her practice focuses on cross-border and domestic M&A, joint ventures and other corporate alliances. Ms. Nemoto also has broad experience in Japanese commercial, corporate, and employment law issues and litigations, as well as regulatory issues in pharmaceutical, healthcare, medical device, food and financial industry.

Professional Background

Ms. Nemoto was admitted in Japan in 2007. Prior to joining the firm in 2011, she was with a UK-based international law firm in Tokyo (2007-2011), during which she was on a full-time secondment at the legal department of a major Japanese listed company (2009-2010). She also worked at K&L Gates’ Seattle office from 2012 to 2013. From 2014 to 2015, she was on a part-time secondment at the legal department of a major international E-commerce company.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

  • “2015 Amendment to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure” (Seminar for Japan Pharmaceutical Industry Legal Affairs Association, January 2016)
  • “Market trend of contractual provisions for international M&A and meeting points for agreement ~ focusing on M&A deals of the U.S. private companies~” FN Communications Seminar, September 2014
  • “Round-table talk with student members of the America-Japan Society, Ind. in Washington” January 2013
  • “Expound on Interim Proposal concerning Revision of Companies Act” (Client Seminar, February 2012)
  • “Amendment of Civil Code” (Client Seminar, October 2010)
  • “Business Judgment Rule” (Client Seminar, November 2010)
  • Labelling Law in Japan” (Client Seminar, November 2009)
  • Represented an Italian confectionary company and successfully defended against an injunction filed by the former nationwide distributor alleging the wrongful termination of a distribution contact.
  • Represented an US IT companies and successfully defended against multinational lawsuits filed by the Japanese company on tortious and creditor/debtor claims.
  • Acting for a Japanese company on a corporate alliance with a multinational, chemicals and biotechnology company in pharmaceutical sector.
  • Advising a Japanese company on its joint venture for providing technologies and services with focus on regenerative medicine.
  • Acting for a Chinese company in relation to its Going-Private transaction of their apparel business.
  • Acting for a TSE-listed company in its acquisition of a CMO biologics business in the US and UK from the US pharmaceutical manufacturer.
  • Acting for a TSE-listed company in its acquisitions of a software business in Japan.
  • Advising on an acquisition by a Chinese multinational technology firm of the computer business of a Japanese company.
  • Acting for an international conglomerate in relation to its acquisition of a medical business in Japan.
  • Acting for an international manufacturing company in its acquisition of a manufacturing business in Japan.
  • Acting for an international company in its acquisition of a food business in Japan.
  • Advising on various legal matters relating to day-to-day corporate operations, including incorporation, share listings, shareholders meetings, debt collection, and labor law.
  • Advising international companies on pharmaceutical, medical device, healthcare and food-related laws and regulations.
  • Represented international companies in arbitration on commercial disputes.
  • Acting for a medical institution in relation to administrative litigation in the U.S.
  • Advising multinational clients in relation to start up business in Japan.
  • Acting for Japanese companies in relation to start up business in the US.
  • Represented an investment fund in civil litigation on labor disputes.
  • Represented insurance companies in civil litigation on commercial disputes.
  • Represented an airline company in civil litigation on damage claims.
  • Advising for a client on cross border dispute between creditor and debtor.
  • Advising for international clients on regulatory matters (including, anti-trust/FCPA investigation conducted by U.S.A./EU authorities, and the Financial Instruments and Exchange Law).
  • Advising clients in relation to privacy policy and various data protection matters.
  • Advising a client in relation to environmental regulations and energy regulation under Japanese law at a project in the U.S.
  • Acting for a major bank in LBO (leveraged buyout) transaction in HR business field.
  • Acting for major foreign real estate funds on real estate financing and acquisition transactions.
  • Acting for a major bank in aircraft finance lease and operating lease transactions.