Jurisdiction - Japan
White & Case Expands M&A Practice in Japan.

1 August, 2013


White & Case LLP has strengthened its M&A practice in Japan with the hire of prominent M&A lawyer Mangyo Kinoshita.

“Mangyo has been working closely with clients, both in Japan and overseas, on Japan-related M&A, with a particular focus on deals inbound to Japan,” said Brian Strawn, executive partner of White & Case’s Tokyo office. “His experience advising US and foreign multinational companies on M&A matters means that Mangyo will be an asset to our clients. This is a natural move for the Firm and Mangyo.” 

Mr. Kinoshita is licensed to practice in Japan and California. He is experienced in matters concerning cross-border and domestic M&A, joint venture, strategic alliances, private equity and venture capital. He has also handled entertainment, licensing, as well as general corporate matters representing Japanese companies and multinational corporations investing in Japan. He previously practiced in New York where he represented US and Japanese clients in cross-border M&A and finance transactions and securities offerings and joins the Firm from another international firm where he led its corporate practice in Tokyo.

“The experience of Mangyo in M&A and corporate adds considerable firepower to our service offering in Japan, particularly in being able to advise Japanese clients entirely in the Japanese language on both domestic and international legal issues,” said Jun Usami, co-head of White & Case Tokyo’s M&A/Corporate practice. “Mangyo’s presence in Tokyo reflects White & Case’s commitment to building out our M&A capabilities in the region and providing strong support for our clients.”

Mr. Kinoshita will be resident in Japan and also intends to spend significant time at White & Case’s overseas offices to support Japanese clients’ outbound investments as well as inbound investments into Japan by multinational foreign companies.


For further information, please contact:


Andrew Rieley, White & Case 
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