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[November Webinar] Recent tightening of investment regulations (CFIUS) by the United States and its impact on Japanese overseas M&A activity.

[11/18 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates / FRONTEO Co-sponsored Online Seminar]

Overseas M&A by Japanese companies has been on a marked increase in recent years. With overseas M&A transactions, companies must deal with enormous volume, complex country specific laws and regulations, and be familiar with relevant sanctions to avoid violations that may result in high penalties in comparison to domestic M&A.

In this seminar, we will provide an overview of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which is an interagency committee authorized to review certain transactions involving foreign investment in the United States to determine the effect on national security. We will explain what kind of analysis and risk judgments should be considered when conducting overseas M&A transactions.

Additionally, the CFIUS investigation process has been referred to as a “black box" process within the industry since the types of examinations and dispositions by authorities are not publicly shared. As such, onsite and practical guidance provided by legal counsel is critically important and will be discussed during this seminar.



【Webinar Summary】

◆ Title: Recent tightening of investment regulations (CFIUS) by the United States and the impact of Japanese companies on overseas M&A and its actual situation
◆ Date: 2021/11/18 (Thursday) 15: 00-16: 00
◆ Fee: Free webinar
◆ Webinar type: Zoom Webinar

◆ Speaker:
Mitsuhiro Kamiya - Partner
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates
Serves as a representative partner of the Tokyo office. Acting as an agent for domestic and overseas companies, he is involved in a wide range of corporate legal affairs, mainly in cross-border M&A and joint ventures. Specifically, he advises on the construction of complex structures for corporate acquisitions and general corporate transactions including corporate law, intellectual property law, antitrust law and labor law. Recently, he has been named in The World's Leading Lawyers for Business in Chambers Global, Corporate / M&A in Japan in Chambers Asia-Pacific, The Asia Pacific Legal 500 and The Best Lawyers.
Akira Kumaki - Partner
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates
Partner of the Tokyo office. He specializes in M&A, corporate law, and financial instruments and exchange law, and has experience in many domestic and overseas M&A deals. [Recent book] "Understanding the sense of practice! M&A roadmap" was serialized in the Business Law Journal from the January 2011 issue to the December 1 issue. Other co-authors include "Current Status of Operation of Corporate Acquisition Regulations in the United Kingdom and Suggestions for Japanese Tender Offer Regulations" (International Commercial Legal Vol.2011, No.12 38) and "Reexamination of Conflicts of Interest and Faithfulness Obligations" (Commercial Affairs). Legal 7), "Problems and Responses to Solicitation of Power of Attorney in Hostile Acquisitions-Refer to US Practices and Preceding-" (Commercial Legal 2010), "Revision of US Inward Investment Regulations and Impact on Practice" (Commercial Law No. 1944).
◆ About the Law Firm:
Skadden Arps is a leading international law firm with a wealth of experience in providing legal services to clients in Japan, the United States and around the world in a wide variety of complex cross-border transactions. Services include M&A, joint ventures, capital markets, structured finance, real estate transactions, joint ventures, debt finance and equity finance, as well as the establishment of investment funds and companies. Rehabilitation transactions are also a business field.

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