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Junya Suzuki

Associate
Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)

Biography

Junya Suzuki is a member of the Firm's Corporate/M&A Practice Group.

Practice Focus

Junya has extensive experience in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, corporate restructuring, insolvency, corporate reorganizations and debt collection. His lengthy secondment at the London office helped prepare him to offer the corporate, commercial and compliance advice he is often called upon to provide to Japanese companies investing, or wishing to expand into or invest in, the EMEA market.

Representative Legal Matters

M&A

  • Advised CTBC Bank Co., Ltd. in its acquisition of The Tokyo Star Bank, Limited.

  • Advised Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited in relation to its acquisition of General Electric Group's Leasing Business in Japan.

  • Advised Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. (also known as Foxconn) and other investors in relation to their investments in Sharp Corporation (awarded "M&A Deal of the Year" at the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Asia Awards 2017 and Asian-MENA Counsel - In-House Community Deal of the Year 2016).

  • Advised Yanmar Holdings Co., Ltd. in relation to its acquisition of Terex Corporation's European compact construction equipment business.

  • Advised a global electronic components company in Japan in relation to its acquisition of the battery business of a global technology company in Japan.

  • Advised a leading Japanese company providing industrial, medical, and electronic device systems on its acquisition of the atomic spectroscopy product business division of a UK listed company.

Restructuring & Insolvency

  • Represented a leading technology company listed on the NYSE in a major Japanese semi-conductor manufacturer's Japanese corporate reorganization proceedings.

  • Represented a European financial institution in a major Japanese shipping company's Japanese civil rehabilitation proceedings.

  • Acting for Westinghouse group as Japanese legal counsel in connection with the company's global insolvency and restructuring.

  •  Representing Takata Corporation with respect to its civil rehabilitation proceedings and advising Takata group in relation to US Chapter 11 and 15 proceedings.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tokyo Bar Association - Member
  • Law Society of England and Wales – Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) – Member
  • INSOL International – Member
  • Japanese Federation of Insolvency Professionals (JFIP) – Member

Admissions

  • England & Wales (2019)
  • New York (inactive)~United States (2017)
  • Japan (2009)

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law (LLM) (2015)
  • University of Tokyo Graduate School for Law and Politics (JD) (2008)
  • University of Tokyo (LLB) (2006)

Languages

  • English
  • Japanese

Previous Offices

  • London

Publications

Co-author, "An Overview of the Spanish Insolvency Law," The Turnaround & Credit Management, KINZAI, July 2018

Co-author, "An Overview and Analysis of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Recommendations on the Reform of Chapter 11," parts 1, 2, and 3, Journal of the Japanese Institute of International Business Law, The Japan Institute of International Business Law, Inc., December 2015, January 2016, February 2016

Co-author, "Practices to Prove an Inability to Pay Debts in Preference Avoidance Actions — an Analysis of the Tokyo District Court's Decision on February 14, 2013," The Turnaround & Credit Management, KINZAI, July 2014

Contributor, "An Overview of US Bankruptcy Law," Shoji Homu, June 2014

Contributor, "Doing Business," 14-16th editions, The World Bank, 2015-2017

Co-author, "Insolvency Procedure Handbook for Efficient Liquidation and Reorganization," Gyosei, February 2012