Lorraine Yip

Local Partner, Tokyo



Lorraine Yip is a local partner (not admitted in Japan) in the Tokyo Corporate/M&A practice. She has a range of experience advising on corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, re-organizations, compliance matters and initial public offerings.

Prior to joining White & Case, Lorraine was seconded to the legal department of a leading U.S. based global investment bank in Hong Kong.

Bars and Courts
Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong
Not admitted in Japan
University of Hong Kong
University of Toronto
University of Warwick


Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, a Tokyo-based, diversified, world-leading provider of electrical and electronic systems including elevators, on its acquisition of Motum AB from Accent Equity 2012 L.P.

PayPal Holdings, Inc. on its acquisition of Paidy Inc., a leading two-sided payments platform and provider of buy now, pay later solutions in Japan, for an enterprise value of ¥300 billion, or approximately US$2.7 billion

Panasonic Corporation on its acquisition of the remaining 80% of the capital stock interests of Blue Yonder, a leading end-to-end, digital fulfillment platform provider, at an enterprise value of US$8.5 billion on a cash-free, debt-free basis. This transaction adds to the 20% stake of Blue Yonder which Panasonic Corporation acquired in July 2020, also represented by White & Case

SoftBank Group Corp., a Japanese multinational conglomerate holding company, in the business combination between its portfolio company, Berkshire Grey, Inc., a US-based robotics company, and Revolution Acceleration Acquisition Corp (Nasdaq: RAAC), a special purpose acquisition company, to create a leading publicly listed robotics and automation solutions company

Vinda International Holdings Limited, a Hong Kong-listed company primarily engaged in the manufacture and sale of household consumable paper products and personal care products, in its HK$397.5 million top-up placing in 2016

Vinda International Holdings Limited on its acquisition from SCA Group Holding BV of its operations in Southeast Asia, Korea and Taiwan, comprising the entire issued share capital of each of SCA Hygiene Korea Co. Ltd, SCA Hygiene Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. and SCA Taiwan Ltd., for an aggregate consideration of HK$2.8 billion. The acquisition constituted a major and connected transaction for the purchaser