Shinya Akiyama, a Pillsbury Corporate partner, has counseled Japanese companies starting, acquiring and managing U.S. business, and preventing and defending lawsuits, for 21 years.
Shinya advises clients as they pursue M&A, corporate, commercial and finance transactions in the U.S., guiding them through the processes of forming business entities, creating joint ventures and strategic alliances, buying and selling equity interests and assets, and establishing sales, distributorship and licensing networks.
Besides transactional matters, he has also represented clients in post-merger integration and governance matters involving Japanese parents and U.S. subsidiaries. He has also advised clients in defending lawsuits and arbitrations, conducting internal investigations and implementing compliance programs.
REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE :
- Represented clients in more than 200 M&A transactions in the form of asset purchase, stock purchase and reverse triangular merger, with values ranging from $1 million to over $1 billion.
- Represents clients in implementation of corporate governance, compliance and employment policies of U.S. subsidiaries and structuring the role of the Japanese parent.
- Represents clients in civil and criminal litigation matters, including those involving breach of contract, product liability, misappropriation of trade secrets, patent infringement claims and FCPA and environmental law violations, from internal investigations and settlement negotiations to discoveries and trials.
- Represented clients in formation and exit transactions involving corporate, LLC, limited partnership and contractual joint ventures in aerospace, automotive, chemical, consumer products, finance and mining industries.
- Advised clients in connection with management, deadlock, buy-sell, and rights of first refusal provisions, as well as license, supply, marketing, manufacturing service and other ancillary agreements.
- Advised a Japanese chemical company in forming a 50/50 joint venture with a U.S. counterpart for production and sale of electrolyte for lithium-ion batteries.
- Negotiated debt and equity investments in electronic material startup, exclusive evaluation and patent license in Asia, subsequent down-round investment, restructuring of investment, and exit transaction.
- University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1994
- Keio University Department of Law, 1993
ADMISSIONS : New York
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