Ben Lang has a wealth of experience advising Japanese and international clients on cross-border transactions. Having practiced for nearly 15 years in Tokyo and New York, Ben has advised on a wide variety of strategic and commercial transactions, including public and private M&A, divestitures, spin-outs, joint ventures, and other investments. He has a particular focus on the life sciences industry, where Ben also handles international co-development, licensing, distribution, and other arrangements and provides guidance to international clients on market entry and clinical trials in Japan. In addition, he has substantial experience working with financial institutions and energy industries in Japan.
Ben's recent transactions prior to joining Jones Day in 2017 include advising a large U.S. retailer in the divestment of its Japan operations, a U.S. renewable power company in the divesture of several Japan-based projects, a public Japanese company in the acquisition of a U.S. medical device manufacturer, and a U.S. telecommunications company in establishing a Japanese joint venture.
Ben has had a close association with Japan for more than 30 years, including an internship in a polymer research laboratory near Kyoto and working in a city hall in Hokkaido. He regularly works with clients in Japanese and English.
- The University of Chicago (J.D. 2003); University of Cincinnati (B.S. in Civil Engineering magna cum laude 1999)
- Registered Foreign Lawyer in Japan (Daini Tokyo Bar Association) and New York
- English and Japanese