X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
Make it one more for merger-happy Bingham McCutchen. The 1,000-lawyer, Boston-based firm announced last week it is combining with 22-lawyer New Tokyo International Law Office, its second Japanese merger in six months. In January, the firm added 22-lawyer Sakai & Mimura. “We thought we needed a critical mass to handle the substantial transactions that are starting to come to down the pike,” says Jay Zimmerman, Bingham’s chairman. Most recently, the firm represented Calpis in its acquisition by Ajinomoto, a $678 million deal between two major Japanese food and beverage companies. New Tokyo specializes in restructuring, corporate law and litigation. The newest addition — as well as the expected arrival of 10 more Japanese lawyers — will increase Bingham’s Tokyo office to more than 50 Japanese lawyers, or bengoshi, and six foreign lawyers, the firm said. Zimmerman says Japanese lawyers are experienced with local Japanese law and the increasingly global nature of companies there. New Tokyo co-founder Mitsue Aizawa says it’s a good move for her firm as well. “We want to be able to provide our clients the global backup they need,” she says. The merger will officially take effect in October when the new lawyers will move into Bingham’s new, expanded office in Tokyo. Under Japanese bar rules, lawyers from both firms must occupy the same space in order to merge.
Zusha Elinson is a reporter with The Recorder , and ALM publication.

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]

 
 

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.