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)

Languages

Japanese, English

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