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Fumi Yamazaki

Associate
Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)

Biography

Fumi Yamazaki is a member of the Firm's Corporate/M&A Practice Group in Tokyo. She has been seconded to both the Japanese subsidiary of a major foreign IT company and a listed Japanese logistics company, where she supported and managed corporate reorganization and domestic / cross-border M&A projects. She is a member of the Tokyo Bar Association.

Practice Focus

Fumi focuses on M&A (corporate acquisition and reorganization), corporate law, financial instruments and trade law, environmental law and labor law. She mainly provides legal advice on domestic / cross-border M&A-related legal audits and contract preparation and negotiation in addition to general corporate and labor law matters.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Assisted in the reorganization of a major foreign IT company.

  • Assisted in the acquisition of a foreign semiconductor manufacturer and post-acquisition integration and restructuring of a Japanese company (PMI).

  • Assisted in the acquisition of a logistics subsidiary of a major Japanese manufacturer, including bidding procedures, acquisition of shares, and establishment of a JV.

  • Provided legal advice and PMI support related to the acquisition of a European logistics company.

  • Assisted in the acquisition of a logistics company in Thailand, including bidding procedures, acquisition of shares, and establishment of a JV.

  • Advised on the bankruptcy of a major overseas shipping company.

  • Advised a major Japanese ink company in its expansion into the US (establishment of a US subsidiary and acquisition of a US company).

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tokyo Bar Association
  • Special Environmental Committee of the Tokyo Bar Association

Admissions

  • Japan (2009)

Education

  • Keio University Law School (JD) (2008)
  • Chuo University Graduate School of Law (Master of Laws) (2004)
  • Chuo University (LLB) (2001)

Languages

  • Japanese
  • English
  • Co-author, "Tax Returns and Taxation Business for Lawyers," 2021 edition, LexisNexis, December 2020

  • Co-author, "Basics of Corporate Management and Formalities," Dai-ichi Hoki Co., Ltd., October 2019

  • Co-author, "US Business Law Handbook," Dai-ichi Hoki Co., Ltd., March 201 8

  • Co-author, "Legal, Accounting and Taxation of Contamination Risk Real Estate Transactions," CHUOKEIZAI-SHA HOLDINGS, INC, September 2012