YuichiroMori

Partner

Tokyo + 81.3.6800.1827

As a highly experienced international lawyer, Yuichiro Mori acts as bridge between Japanese corporations and foreign corporations and facilitates various global transactions. Yuichiro has counseled clients in international and domestic commercial transactions and in international and domestic dispute resolutions for more than 25 years. His experience covers a wide range of matters, including restructurings, M&A, buyouts, and joint ventures, in a variety of industries and jurisdictions. He is frequently appointed by the Tokyo District Court as a bankruptcy trustee. Yuichiro also has served as the Tokyo Office administrative partner since 2015.

Yuichiro represents debtors, creditors, distressed investors, and other stakeholders in insolvency proceedings in a variety of industries. His experience includes the corporate reorganization of Asyst Technologies Japan, as Japanese counsel to the Taiwanese customer; the bankruptcy of Kosugi Sangyo K.K., as Japanese counsel to the licensor for Golden Bear; the civil rehabilitation proceedings of Lehman Brothers Japan, as Japanese counsel to the ultimate parent company of Lehman Brothers Group as creditor; and the chapter 11 proceedings of Lyondell Chemical, as advisor to Sumitomo Chemical, a joint venture partner in Japan. He also successfully led the workout of a Japanese consumer finance company in a ¥43 billion debt restructuring involving 15 commercial banks.

Yuichiro is a member of the Japanese Bar Association, the Dai-ichi Bar Association, and the Nationwide Lawyers Network for Insolvency Proceedings.

Expérience

  • Electrolux acquires Tosei CorporationJones Day advised Electrolux Professional Group, a Swedish professional appliance manufacturing company operating globally, in connection with its acquisition of Tosei Corporation from Marunouchi Global Fund II and Marunouchi Capital Fund II, both related to Mitsubishi Corporation, for approximately SEK 1,650 million (JPY 23.25 billion) on a cash and debt free basis.
  • Affiliate of Centre Lane Partners acquires appliance business from Instant BrandsJones Day advised an affiliate of Centre Lane Partners in the acquisition and financing of the appliances business of Instant Brands, designer and distributor of kitchen and home appliances, including the Instant Pot, pursuant to Section 363 of title 11 of the United States Code.
  • ENEOS Innovation Partners invests in Persefoni AIJones Day represented ENEOS Innovation Partners in connection with its investment in the $50 million Series C-1 financing of Persefoni AI Inc.
  • DIC acquires photoresist polymers manufacturer PCAS CanadaJones Day advised DIC Corporation, a Japanese chemicals group operating globally in over 60 countries, in connection with its acquisition of Quebec-based PCAS Canada Inc., a company that manufactures and sells polymers used in photoresists for semiconductor photolithography, from PCAS S.A., a French company.
  • Parker Hannifin sells interest in Kuroda Precision IndustriesJones Day advised Parker Hannifin Corporation in the sale of its interest in Kuroda Precision Industries Ltd. to Japan Platform of Industrial Transformation, Inc.
  • CTC takes additional stake in MegazoneJones Day advised Itochu Corporation subsidiary, ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation ("CTC"), in the additional acquisition of a 30% stake in Megazone Corporation for the purpose of strongly promoting the joint venture business.
  • OMRON invests in Taiwan’s collaborative robot company Techman Robot Inc.Jones Day advised Omron Corporation in its capital investment in Techman Robot, Inc., the world's second-largest collaborative robot brand that work with people at manufacturing sites.
  • Riverside sells Y InternationalJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the sale of Y International, Inc., a Japanese bicycle retailer, to Daiwa PI Partners Co., Ltd.
  • SAP forms strategic partnership with Dediq for financial services industriesJones Day advised SAP in the formation of SAP Fioneer, a joint venture with the Munich based investor DEDIQ GmbH whereby SAP contributed its Financial Services and Insurance Services business and DEDIQ will invest more than €500 million.
  • Cardinal Health sells its Cordis business to Hellman & Friedman for approximately $1 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health in connection with the divestiture of its Cordis business to Hellman & Friedman for approximately $1 billion.
  • Japanese industrial conglomerate settles product liability claimsJones Day represented a Japanese industrial conglomerate in relation to damage claims for the alleged supply of defective electronic components for the solar industry.
  • ITOCHU Techno-Solutions forms joint venture with QuestTekJones Day advised ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation ("CTC") in its formation of a joint venture company in Japan with QuesTek Innovations LLC ("QuesTek"), a leading company in innovative materials design and development. CTC and QuesTek will jointly establish QuesTek Japan K.K. and will provide ICME modeling service, as well as developing and designing novel materials, optimizing materials processes, and licensing of novel materials.
  • Marken acquires PCX International Co., Ltd.Jones Day advised United Parcel Service in the acquisition by its Marken division of PCX International Co., Ltd., a logistics and courier service company specializing in transport of clinical samples in Japan.
  • Mitsui Chemicals establishes new polypropylene compounds company in NetherlandsJones Day advised Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. in the establishment of Mitsui Prime Advanced Composites Europe B.V. in the Netherlands.
  • OMRON Nohgata sells 80% stake to AdvantechJones Day advised OMRON Corporation in the sale of an 80% interest in OMRON Nohgata to Advantech.
  • PAG invests in Key Safety Systems to finance acquisition of global assets of Takata CorporationJones Day represented PAG Asia Capital Ltd. and PAG Asia II LP in connection with its investment in Key Safety Systems, a subsidiary of China-based Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corporation, to finance the acquisition of substantially all of the global assets of Takata Corporation out of bankruptcy in the U.S. and Japan and certain non-bankruptcy transactions elsewhere in the world.
  • Orocobre Limited secures A$361 million funding through private placement and underwritten accelerated entitlement offerJones Day represented Orocobre Limited, a leading lithium chemicals producer, in connection with its A$361 million capital raising, comprising of a A$282 million private placement to Toyota Tsusho Corporation and an underwritten entitlement offer raising A$79 million.
  • Norinchukin and MUFG strengthen and expand retail business allianceJones Day advised The Norinchukin Bank, the national-level financial institution for agricultural, fishery, and forestry cooperatives in Japan, in reaching an agreement with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ("MUFG") on an initiative to enhance the business and capital alliance transaction including the consumer finance business.
  • Cardinal Health acquires leading patient product portfolio from Medtronic for $6.1 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health on the acquisition of Medtronic's Patient Care, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Nutritional Insufficiency businesses for $6.1 billion in cash.
  • Total sells Atotech to The Carlyle Group for $3.2 billionJones Day advised Total in the $3.2 billion sale of specialty chemical affiliate Atotech B.V., a global manufacturer of high technology plating solutions, to The Carlyle Group.
  • Interventions

    • August 2022
      HR Policy Association: Gender Pay Gap Disclosure Japan
    • December 2010
      国際倒産法セミナー: 米国取引先企業の経営破綻の際に債権者がとりうる方策について