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43JAPAN LAWYERS GUIDE 2018/19ArclesYuto MatsumuraTel: +81-3-5223-7762 / Email: yuto.matsumura@mhmjapan.comYuto Matsumura is A partner in the Corporate/M&A Practice team at Mori Hamada & Mat-sumoto. His areas of practice include mergers and acquisitions in many dierent industries, corporate and securities laws, private equity, banking and international dispute resolution. In particular, he has extensive experience in cross-border M&A. He has assumed leading roles in a number of deals that were selected as Japan Deal of the Year. He has consistently been selected as one of the leading lawyers in Japan for Corporate/M&A in the International Who’s Who of Merger & Acquisition Lawyers, IFLR1000, Chambers Global, Chambers Asia, Best Lawyers in Japan, PLC Which Lawyer? and Asialaw Proles; for Banking in the International Who’s Who of Banking Lawyers and Asialaw Leading Lawyer; and for Dispute Resolution in Asialaw Leading Lawyer. He is an active member and frequent speaker at the International Bar Association, where he serves as an ofcer of the Corporate/M&A committee. From 2002 to 2003, he worked with Sullivan & Cromwell in New York. He is a graduate of Columbia Law School (LL.M. 2002) and the University of Tokyo (LL.B.1996). He joined Mori Hamada & Matsumoto in April 1998, and has been partner since January 2005. He served as Visiting As-sociate Professor at the University of Tokyo Law School from 2013 to 2016, where he taught corporate law and M&A among other classes. He is uent in Japanese, English, and French.Hideaki Roy UmetsuTel: +81-3-6212-8347 / Email: hideaki.umetsu@mhmjapan.comHideaki Roy Umetsu is A partner at Mori Hamada & Matsumoto. He focuses on, among oth-ers, international and domestic M&A transactions, Asia practice, anti-corruption, and general corporate law and securities. He also has expertise in other emerging markets including Brazil, Mexico and Turkey. He was admitted to the Bar in 2004 in Japan and to the New York Bar in 2010. Umetsu was educated at the University of Tokyo (LL.B., 2003) and the University of Chicago Law School (LL.M., 2009). From 2006 to 2007, he worked as an associate director at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, where he was in charge of M&A-re-lated laws and regulations with a particular focus on management buy-outs. He also worked as a foreign temporary associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell from 2009 to 2010. He served as a lecturer at Seikei University Faculty of Law from 2011 to 2015, and he served as a member of the Overseas Risk Management Research Group organised by the Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation under the METI in 2016. He is an active member at the International Bar Association, where he serves as an ofcer of the Asia Pacic Regional Forum.Access:Mori Hamada & MatsumotoEmail: mhm_info@mhmjapan.com URL: hp://www.mhmjapan.com/Address: Marunouchi Park Building 2-6-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8222, Japan (Recepon: 16th oor)Tel: +81-3-6212-8330 Fax: +81-3-6212-8230About the Author*is article was rst published at Global Legal Insights to: Mergers & Acquisition 2018 published by Global Legal Group www.glgroup.co.ukCompanies Act may cause some important changes in Japanese corporate culture as well as M&A practices. Several tax amendments mentioned above may also af-fect the M&A transactions going forward. However, we must bear in mind that this new M&A landscape in Ja-pan is still young and evolving, and it is important to fol-low how it develops going forward as practices become more well-established.

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