Jun Usami is co-head of White & Case's Corporate/M&A practice in Tokyo.
A recognised leader in the Japanese market, his work spans all areas of corporate practice, including M&A, private equity, management buyouts (MBOs), leveraged buyouts (LBOs), strategic alliances and joint ventures.
He has developed a strong track record in cross-border work, from mid-market to large, complex deals, and has also helped domestic clients to implement global compliance and incentive plans.
He has represented clients in a number of industries including industrial, automotive, TMT (telecommunications, media and technology), finance, retail and food and beverage business.
Jun is listed as a leading individual for M&A in Japan in Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Asia Pacific Legal and IFLR 1000. Chambers commends him for his "business-minded approach and client focus." He was selected for inclusion in the Fifth Edition of The Best Lawyers in Japan in the practice areas of Corporate and M&A Law and International Business Transactions.
Educated in Tokyo and Washington, Jun is fluent in both English and his native language of Japanese.
Jun is a member of the Daini Tokyo Bar Association.
Representation of Panasonic Corporation on its 20 percent strategic equity investment in Blue Yonder, a leading US end-to-end supply chain software provider with an estimated enterprise value of US$5.5 billion. Panasonic Corporation is a global corporation developing innovative technologies and solutions for wide-ranging applications in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive and B2B sectors
Representation of ValueAct Capital in its acquisition of a stake in Olympus Corporation, ValueAct's first investment in Japan
Representation of Mizuho Securities Co. Ltd., as financial advisor to SoftBank Group Corp. on its landmark acquisition for approximately £24.3 billion of ARM Holdings plc.
Representation of Fir Tree Partners in its acquisition of a stake in Kyushu Railway Company
Representation of Canon Medical Systems Corporation in its acquisition of Fysicon B.V.
Leading Lawyer, Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2011 – 2020
Corporate/M&A - Japan
Leading Lawyer, Chambers Global, 2012 – 2020
Corporate/M&A - Japan
Leading Lawyer, The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, 2014 – 2020
Japan: Corporate and M&A
Leading Lawyer, The IFLR1000, 2014 – 2020
M&A - Japan