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Ropes & Gray and Morrison & Foerster are acting on either side of Japanese technology giant Toshiba’s $18bn (£13bn) sale of its chip business to an investor group led by Bain Capital.

The consortium includes US technology companies Apple and Dell and South Korean chip maker SK Hynix. 

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  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich, Rosati

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  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich, Rosati

/uploads/sites/378/2017/09/JAPAN-TOSHIBA-Article-201709281056.jpg" alt="" width="620" height="372" /></a> Ropes &amp; Gray and Morrison &amp; Foerster are acting on either side of Japanese technology giant Toshiba���s $18bn (��13bn)��sale of its chip business to an investor group led by Bain Capital. The consortium includes US technology companies Apple and Dell��<span lang="EN-US">and South Korean chip maker SK Hynix.��</span> Ropes is advising long-term client Bain. Its team is being led by private equity partner Tsuyoshi Imai in Tokyo, with assistance from a cross-border team including Boston private equity partner Will Shields, London��competition partner Ruchit Patel, <span lang="EN-US">Boston and San Francisco litigation partners Randall Bodner and Anne Johnson Palmer</span><span lang="EN-US">,��</span>and Silicon Valley intellectual property transactions partner Megan Baca. Nagashima is Japanese law advisor for Bain. Toshiba turned to local firm Nishimura and Asahi for advice on M&amp;A, as well as MoFo. The US firm's team includes Tokyo managing partner Kenneth Siegel, corporate partners Ivan Smallwood and��Leo Aguilar, technology transactions partner Stuart Beraha, and IP partner and co-chair of the firm���s commercial litigation and trial practice group Louise Stoupe. <span lang="EN-US">It is understood Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is acting for Apple, and��</span><span lang="EN-US">Dechert and Kim &amp; Chang are representing SK��Hynix</span><span lang="EN-US">.</span> The consortium also includes investment groups Hoya, Seagate and Kingston. Pillsbury is advising Hoya, while Seagate has instructed Wilson Sonsini Goodrich &amp; Rosati, and Kingston has instructed Akin Gump. The Akin Gump team��is being led by corporate partner Paul Lin, and includes fellow corporate partners Jeffrey Kochian and Carlos Bermudez, and intellectual property partner Kevin McBride. Wilson Sonsini is fielding a team led by chairman Larry Sonsini, and fellow corporate partners Katharine Martin, Bradley Finkelstein, Michael Ringler and Todd Cleary, and technology transactions partner��Selwyn Goldberg. Ropes is also currently advising regular client Bain on the��<a href="http://www.legalweek.com/sites/legalweek/2017/09/27/clifford-chance-and-ropes-gray-act-as-unilever-buys-korean-cosmetics-maker-for-2-7bn/">sale of Seoul-based cosmetics maker Carver Korea for $2.7bn (��2bn) to Unilever</a>. That team includes Seoul partner Jaewoo Lee and Boston partner William Mone. Previously, MoFo��advised Toshiba in 2011 on its $2.3bn (��1.7bn) purchase of electricity provider Landis+Gyr AG. Earlier this year, the firm also advised Landis+Gyr on its $2.4bn (��1.7bn) initial public offering, marking a break away from the Japanese conglomerate. Meanwhile, <a href="http://www.legalweek.com/sites/legalweek/2016/08/31/freshfields-advises-apple-as-it-is-ordered-to-pay-e13bn-in-eu-tax-clampdown/">Apple instructed Freshfields last year</a> when the European Commission ordered the technology giant to pay up to ���13bn (��11bn) in back taxes to Ireland. Its team on the case includes Brussels competition partner Andreas von Bonin. Last month, the Irish government said it would collect the money��pending an appeal of the ruling by Apple. According to reports, the appeal could take as long as five years. <

  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich, Rosati

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