SOLD OUT Vultures or Doves? How Changing Japanese Laws & Shifting Perceptions will Impact U.S.-Japan M&A

September 25, 2007
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Corporate Breakfast
Tuesday, September 25
8 – 9:30 am

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Scott Minars, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Julian Pritchard, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Timothy Wilkins, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Those wishing to speak with the panelists about this event or about U.S. – Japan cross-border M&A in general, please feel to contact Timothy Wilkins and/or Julian Pritchard directly.

Hagetaka–translated as “Vultures” in English–is a popular Japanese television series about a fictional U.S. investment fund that acquires Japanese companies and implements U.S.-style commercial reforms with varying degrees of success.  The airing of the television series highlights Japanese perceptions of foreign acquirers and coincides with recently enacted amendments to Japan’s Corporate Law. 

This seminar discusses recent U.S. investment activity in Japan and legal amendments regarding takeover bid regulations and triangular mergers.  While it remains to be seen whether the foreign actors in the market will be deemed to be vultures or doves, the revisions to the laws and regulations are expected to further facilitate M&A transactions between the U.S. and Japan. 

8:00 – 8:30 am  Registration & buffet breakfast
8:30 – 9:30       Presentations and Q&A

Admission: This is a free event.  However, you must register in advance in order to confirm your seat for the lecture.  Register online below or send email to [email protected].  For information only, please contact Tomoko Okuno at (212) 715-1247.

  • Tuesday, September 25, 2007
  • 8:00 am