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Momoko Kanda's practice is primarily focused on the areas of private equity and mergers and acquisitions. She advises clients on a broad range of private and public merger transactions, including schemes, divestments, joint ventures, and restructurings. Momoko also has experience advising clients on their day-to-day business needs such as commercial agreements, ongoing Singapore regulatory obligations, and employment-related matters.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2018, Momoko practiced at a leading Singaporean law firm where she advised clients on corporate finance and M&A in a variety of industries, including health care, telecommunications, education, and insurance.


  • JERA acquires minority stake in Formosa 1 offshore wind power projectJones Day advised JERA in the acquisition of a minority stake in the Formosa 1 offshore wind power project, located off the north-western coast of Taiwan.
  • SunPower announces sponsored spin-off of solar panel production operationsJones Day is advising SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR), one of North America's largest solar-panel makers, in a sponsored spin-off of its solar panel production operations into a new public company – Maxeon Solar Technologies – which will be headquartered in Singapore.
  • Sumitomo Heavy Industries acquires InvertekJones Day advised Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. in the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Invertek Drives Ltd.
  • Visy sold 80% stake in Visy Packaging (Thailand) to SCGP Rigid Plastics Company LimitedJones Day advised Visy Singapore Investments Pte. Ltd., a holding company within the Visy Group, in connection with the THB 4,341 million (US$140 million) sale of an 80% stake in Visy Packaging (Thailand) Limited (Visy Thailand) to SCGP Rigid Plastics Company Limited, a subsidiary of The Siam Cement Public Company Limited.
  • Crea receives initial funding for social ecommerce startupJones Day advised Crea, a digital commerce enabler focused on powering all demand generation activities for millennial and generation Z brands, including multichannel management across marketplaces and social media, trends and digital marketing in Thailand, in connection with its establishment and initial funding from Angel Capital Management, early-stage tech investor Picus Capital, and Founders Fund Pathfinder, the investment arm of venture capital firm Founders Fund.
  • Investment Technology Group acquired by Virtu Financial, Inc. for $1.0 billionJones Day advised Investment Technology Group, Inc. (ITG) in respect of regulatory and other approvals and notifications in Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore relating to the acquisition by Virtu Financial, Inc. of ITG in a cash transaction valued at $30.30 per ITG share, or a total of approximately $1.0 billion.
  • Yamaha invests $150 million in Grab Holdings and forms strategic partnershipJones Day advised Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. in connection with its $150 million investment in Grab Holdings Inc., the Singapore headquartered South East Asia-focused ride sharing, food delivery and payments platform company, and the formation of a strategic partnership between the parties to collaborate in motorcycle ride-hailing service within the Southeast Asian region with a focus on Indonesia.
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