Partner Ryotaro Yamamoto

Japan (2009) , Daini Tokyo Bar Association, Japan Federation of Bar Associations

Location : Tokyo Office

Major Cases Handled

M&A and establishment of joint ventures

- Providing advice to a major Chinese consumer electronics maker on the acquisition of the refrigerator, washing machine and other white goods electronics products businesses in Japan and Southeast Asia of a major Japanese consumer electronics maker
- Providing advice to a major domestic resource development company on the acquisition of a subsidiary of another major domestic competitor
- Providing advice to a Singaporean listed company on an acquisition of semiconductor related business from a Japanese company
- Providing advice to a major domestic consulting company on the sale of a subsidiary of an M&A consulting company to a foreign investment fund
- Providing advice to a major domestic telecommunications company on the establishment of a joint venture with a US electronic payments company

Support for start-up ventures

- Providing advice to a domestic apparel venture on launching a new brand simultaneously in Japan and the United States
- Providing advice to a domestic health-care-related venture on the acquisition of a competitor
- Providing advice to a domestic environmental-related technology venture on an ODM agreement with a Chinese company
- Providing advice to a domestic IT venture on the development of an application for Facebook to be used in foreign countries
- Providing advice to a U.S. IT venture on the establishment of a joint venture with a major domestic IT company
- Providing advice to a U.S. IT venture on the launch of business in Japan

Employment related matters

- Representation of a former representative director of an international IT vender’s subsidiary regarding enforceability of a non-compete obligation
- Representation of various companies in a case concerning a request for a reversal of a dismissal
- Representation of a foreign investment advisory company in a labor tribunal concerning a request for payment of unpaid wages
- Representation of a foreign publishing company in a litigation concerning a subcontracting agreement with a former employee
- Representation of a foreign manufacturer in a collective bargaining with a labor union regarding a request for reversal of a dismissal
- Representation of a foreign pharmaceutical company in collective bargaining with labor unions regarding a request for reversal of a dismissal and power harassment complaint
- Representation of an international software company in a collective bargaining with a labor union regarding a performance improvement plan

Litigation, arbitration and disputes

- Representation of a construction company in Mongolia in a JCAA arbitration concerning sales of construction equipment in Mongolia
- Providing advice to a consortium formed by Japanese general contractors in a matter with ICC arbitration concerning an expressways construction project in Africa
- Representation of an international social media company in a provisional dispositional case regarding request for disclosure of a sender information
- Representation of a foreign food maker in a provisional disposition case regarding cancellation of a contract with a significant business partner
- Providing advice to a foreign investment fund in a dispute about control over a domestic listed company
- Providing advice to infrastructure consulting companies in terms of restructuring of infrastructure scheme for a toll road
- Providing advice to an international construction company in a dispute in connection with a solar power generation project

Education & Professional Experience

Education
2004
Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University, B.A. (Policy Management)

2007
Nagoya University Law School (J.D.)


Professional Experience
2009 - 2011
Tokyo Office, Linklaters (Gaikokuhou Kyodo-Jigyo Horitsu Jimusho Linklaters)

2011
BNP Paribas Securities Japan (Limited) (Secondment)

2012 - 2015
White & Case Law Offices (Registered Association)

Activities

Part-time lecturer, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University (Laws related to ventures)

Part-time lecturer, School of International and Area Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (Business laws)

Auditor, WASSHA Inc.

Auditor, Liberta Co., Ltd.

Auditor, Specified Non-Profit Organization Kamonohashi Project

2014 July - 2017 June
Director, NPO Social Venture Partners Tokyo (SVP Tokyo)

Seminars/Lectures Archives

2020.01.30
Symposium: Insights into the New Era of Industrial Innovation and Related Legal Issues
2019.10.29
【Osaka】Risk Management & Compliance Seminar ③ Responses to Crises in Labor Relations - Points to Note in Handling Harassments, Misconducts and the Like and Case Studies
2019.10.23
【Tokyo】Risk Management & Compliance Seminar ③ Responses to Crises in Labor Relations - Points to Note in Handling Harassments, Misconducts and the Like and Case Studies
2019.09.19
Important Issues in Business Legal Affairs in View of Latest Developments - Investment Agreement and Shareholders Agreement for Venture Investment
2019.06.14
Responding to the Legislation for the Promotion of Work Style Reforms to be enacted on April 1, 2020 - Legal Explanation by an Attorney on Practical Responses to Resolve Unreasonable Discriminatory Treatment
2019.03.07
Soon to be Enacted! A Commentary by an Attorney on the Final Review of the "Legislation for the Promotion of Work Style Reforms"
2018.09.20
Latest Movement concerning Flexible Work Styles - Summary of Issues concerning Second Job/Side Job, as well as Diverse Work Styles not based on an Employment Relationship
2018.09.11
【Tokyo】Seminar on Smooth Business Succession for Global Companies
2018.06.26
An Explanation of the Sample Investment Limited Partnership Agreement Revised Mainly for VC Funds
2017.10.26
Commentary Based on the Outline of Bills on Work Style Reform - Check Points that Companies Should Comply with.
2017.04
Deregulation Being Lead by Companies - An Introduction to Use the System to Eliminate Regulatory Gray Zones and the Special System for Corporate Field Tests

Languages

Japanese, English

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