Benjamin O.Lang

Partner

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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 he 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 the financial institutions and energy industries in Japan.

Ben's 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.

執業經驗

  • STERIS sells dental segment to an affiliate of Peak Rock CapitalJones Day is advising STERIS Plc in the $787.5 million sale of Dental segment to Peak Rock Capital, a leading middle-market private investment firm.
  • Sumitomo completes sale of $648 million of Common Shares of Roivant Sciences Ltd.Jones Day represented Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd. in connection with its privately negotiated sale of $648 million of Common Shares of Roivant Sciences Ltd.
  • 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.
  • Norwest Equity Partners acquires United Sports BrandsJones Day represented Norwest Equity Partners in the acquisition and financing of United Sports Brands, a global leader in sports performance and protective products, including the Shock Doctor, McDavid, Cutters, Nathan, PEARL iZUMi, and Glukos brands.
  • 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.
  • Sumitomo acquires assets and rights related to lefamulin from NabrivaJones Day advised Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd. in the acquisition of assets from Nabriva Therapeutics plc and various wholly-owned subsidiaries. This acquisition includes assets from the U.S., Ireland, and Austria in support of the development, manufacture, marketing and commercialization of lefamulin in the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
  • 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.
  • Alternate investment firm obtains $100 million secured facilitiesJones Day advised a leading alternative investment firm in connection with a $100 million secured holdco back leverage facility secured against its interests in certain portfolio companies.
  • Marubeni sells global grain business of Gavilon Agriculture InvestmentJones Day advised Marubeni Corporation in the sale of the global grain business of Gavilon Agriculture Investment, Inc. to Viterra Limited, following a reorganization of Gavilon’s structure.
  • IMCD acquires Kuni ChemicalJones Day advised IMCD N.V. in the acquisition by subsidiary IMCD Japan of 100% of the shares of the speciality distribution company, Kuni Chemical Co., Ltd. from Japan Private Equity Co., Ltd.
  • Avient acquires DSM Protective Materials businessJones Day advised Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT), a leading provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions, in the $1.485 billion acquisition and financing of Koninklijke DSM N.V.’s protective materials business, a leading specialty engineered materials business built around the invention of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber.
  • Sanofi announces carve-out creating EUROAPI and spin-off of approximately 58% of shares to its shareholdersJones Day advised Sanofi in the carve out creating EUROAPI (a leading European company dedicated to the development, production and marketing of active pharmaceutical ingredients) and the listing of this entity on Euronext Paris and the placement of 12% to the French State (through French Tech Souveraineté) for a price of up to €150 million.
  • Otsuka acquires new, high-sensitivity biomarker measurement technology from Konica MinoltaJones Day advised Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. in the acquisition of Konica Minolta's new high-sensitivity biomarker measurement technology that uses SPFS (surface plasmon field-enhanced fluorescence spectroscopy) technology.
  • 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.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires IntegreonJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in connection with the acquisition and financing of Integreon, a leading global managed services provider, from NewQuest Capital Partners.
  • ETS acquires TOEFL® assets of Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)-JapanJones Day advised ETS in the acquisition of the TOEFL® assets of the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)-Japan.
  • STERIS acquires Cantel Medical for $3.6 billionJones Day advised STERIS plc in its acquisition of Cantel Medical Corp, a global provider of infection prevention products and services primarily to endoscopy and dental customers, for $3.6 billion.
  • Sumitovant Biopharma acquires remaining stake in Urovant SciencesJones Day advised Sumitovant Biopharma in its acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of Urovant Sciences Ltd. not already owned by Sumitovant at a price of $16.25 per share in cash.
  • Furukawa Electric and Superior Essex global joint venture finalizedJones Day advised Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. in its finalization of a global joint venture with Superior Essex Inc.
  • Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma acquires late stage biopharma companies and forms alliance with Roivant Sciences Ltd. worth $3 billionJones Day advised Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd. ("Sumitomo") in an acquisition of late stage biopharma companies and formation of alliance with Roivant Sciences Ltd.
  • 演講

    • November 2021
      医薬品企業法務研究会:英文契約におけるボイラープレート条項
    • October 2020
      医薬品企業法務研究会:英文供給契約/コモンローの視点から見た不可抗力条項