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White Jeremy

Jeremy White

Partner
Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)

Biography

Jeremy White is a member of the Corporate/M&A Group in Baker McKenzie's Tokyo office. He focuses on outbound and inbound Japan transactions and is recognized as a key individual by legal journals where clients have noted his business-focused advice and experience working across cultures.

In several legal journal assessments, clients state that he is "The best cross border transaction lawyer in Tokyo and all of my clients I introduced love him…" (IFLR 2018), "famed as a practitioner with a 'client-first attitude' and a 'really good critical thinker who understands the complexities of working across cultures'" (Chambers 2017) and "'one of the top M&A lawyers in Tokyo' for global projects..." (Legal 500, 2016).

Practice Focus

Jeremy focuses on cross-border mergers, acquisitions, disposals, spin-outs and joint ventures. His practice also covers alliances between multinationals as well as greenfield corporate and venture investments.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acted for a listed Japanese manufacturer in its 2018 acquisition of a robotics manufacturer in the US.
  • Acted for a listed Japanese pharmaceuticals producer in its 2017 acquisitions in Canada and the US (auction sale).
  • Acted for a listed Japanese corporation in its 2017 acquisition of a large fiberglass business in the US.
  • Acted for a listed Japanese corporation in over 10 transactions across the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the Americas. All were share purchases in the tech sector with consequent joint venture arrangements.
  • Acted for a Japanese trading house in a divestment, acquisition and two joint ventures across the Americas and Europe. All were transactions in the retail and manufacturing sectors.
  • Acted for a Japanese trading house in its 2016 auction acquisition of a US coatings multinational. Private equity seller counterparty.
  • Acted for a Japanese trading house in two staggered acquisitions and joint ventures exceeding USD 1 billion. Both were transactions in the aluminium sector.
  • Acted for a listed Japanese printing manufacturer in its 2015 acquisition of a pan-European manufacturer and its 2016 acquisition of a US multinational. Both deals were competitive auctions with private equity sellers.
  • Acted for a foreign investment fund in three inbound acquisitions in multiple sectors.
  • Acted for one of Japan's biggest brewers in multiple transactions across the alcohol and non-alcohol sectors. These include the sale by auction of a major European subsidiary, the acquisition and buyout of a Japan-based joint venture, and collaborations with US soft drink and beer manufacturers.


Admissions

  • Japan (Attorney at Foreign Law)~Japan (2009)
  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2001)

Education

  • College of Law (1999)
  • Oxford University (1997)

Languages

  • English
  • Japanese