JAPANESE UPDATE – A Pioneering Unsolicited Takeover in Japan: Nidec’s 2023 Acquisition of Takisawa

*Originally distributed on February 26, 2024.  In July 2023, Nidec Corporation, the largest motor manufacturing company in the world and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (“TSE”) Prime Market, proposed to acquire and take private Takisawa Machine Tool Co., Ltd., which specializes in manufacturing machine tools and is listed on the TSE Standard Market. Remarkably, … Continued

This article was authored by Masakazu Iwakura (Senior Partner), Hidenori Nakagawa (Partner) and Masanori Bito (Partner) of TMI Associates. They appreciate the valuable assistance of Vincent Tritto, a Foreign Attorney at TMI.


CHINESE UPDATE – The Future of Automotive JVs under the New Policy of Opening Up the Automotive Industry in China

Summary There are numerous examples of Automotive JVs that have been operating successfully and profitably in China for more than a decade. With the imminent removal of the shareholding cap on foreign investment in automotive manufacturing, there will be opportunities for Chinese and foreign parties to alter their equity holdings, including being able to buy … Continued

Editor's Note: Contributed by Adam Li, a partner at JunHe and a member of XBMA’s Legal Roundtable. Mr. Li is a leading expert in international mergers & acquisitions, capital markets and international financial transactions involving Chinese companies. This article was authored by Mr. Michael Weng, and Mr. Daniel He, both partners at JunHe. Mr. Weng has broad experience dealing with complicated foreign direct investment and cross-border M&A transactions, and Mr. He is specialized in merger and acquisition projects, joint venture transactions, and strategic investment projects in various industries.


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