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Bingham elects three lawyers to partnership in Tokyo

Staff writer |
Tokyo, Japan - April 22, 2010, Tokyo, Japan - Bingham McCutchen LLP has elected finance and transactional lawyers Kenji Hirooka and Ryota Sekine, and labor and employment lawyer Takaharu Matsumura as partners.

Mr. Hirooka has worked on numerous cross-border restructurings, Japanese M&A, and private equity fund deals. He also advises on regulatory matters in connection with investments and recently completed a tender offer bid and subsequent squeeze-out transaction. He joined the firm in 2008 from O'Melveny & Myers Tokyo.

He is a 2006 graduate of Cambridge University, a 2004 graduate of University of Southern California Law School, and a 1997 graduate of University of Tokyo Faculty of Law, and was admitted to practice as a Japanese (bengoshi) lawyer in 2000 and in New York in 2005.

Mr. Matsumura has worked on a wide range of employment matters in the Tokyo office. His labor law experience includes providing advice on labor issues related to restructuring and labor union matters. He also advises on general corporate law matters, including M&A and the financial instruments/exchange law. He is a 1994 graduate of the Chuo University Law Department, and was admitted as a Japanese (bengoshi) lawyer to practice in 2000.

Mr. Sekine has worked on a wide range of complex financial restructurings, M&A, and financings, in particular mezzanine financings through preferred shares. He focuses on equity transactions and recently completed a complex going private transaction. Sekine joined the Tokyo office in September 2008 from O'Melveny & Myers Tokyo.


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