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Keiji Hatano

Partner

Keiji Hatano

Partner
Tokyo +81 3 3213 6171 +81 3 3213 6171 +81-3-3213-6470 +81-3-3213-6470
[email protected]

Keiji Hatano is a co-managing partner of the Firm’s Tokyo office. Mr. Hatano has spent several years in the Firm’s New York office and has been a partner since 2011. His practice focuses on capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic corporate transactions. He also advises regularly financial institutions, including Goldman Sachs Group, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Mizuho Financial Group, The Norinchukin Bank and Nomura Holdings, on bank, insurance and other financial regulatory matters.

He is recognized in the Best Lawyers in Japan, the International Who’s Who of Banking Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal of Banking Lawyers, Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Asia Pacific. He has ranked in the top 10 several times in the Nikkei’s annual rankings (international law).

He is fluent in English and Japanese.

* Mr. Hatano is registered as a Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi in Japan. He practices New York state and U.S. federal law in Japan but not Japanese law.



SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS

Capital Markets

Mr. Hatano’s issuer-side representations include:
  • Daiwa Securities Group in its $ 1 billion global notes offering in 2017
  • Industrial & Infrastructure Fund in its $124 million global equity offering in 2018 and $194 million global equity offering in 2017
  • Japan Post Holdings in its $11.6 billion global equity offering in 2017
  • Japan Retail Fund in its $217 million global equity offering in 2017
  • Nippon Prologis REIT in its $258.3 million global equity offering in 2018, $295.3 million global equity offering in 2017 and $116 million and $215.41 million global equity offerings in 2016
  • SG Holdings in its $1.02 billion global IPO in 2017
  • Softbank Corp in its $23.55 billion global IPO in 2018
  • Softbank Group in its multi-tranche perpetual subordinated hybrid notes offering in 2017 and $6 billion multi-tranche senior notes offering in 2017
  • Takeda Pharmaceutical in its €7.5 billion global notes offering and $4.5 billion global notes offering in 2018
  • Yakult Honsha in its $1.31 billion global equity offering in 2018

Mr. Hatano has represented the underwriters in:
  • Activia Properties’ $287.1 million global equity offering in 2018, $135.3 million global equity offering in 2017 and $265.9 million global equity offering in 2016
  • ARUHI’s $207.9 million global IPO of in 2017
  • Dai-ichi Life Insurance’s $2.5 billion hybrid notes offering in 2016
  • GLP J-REIT’s $416 million global equity offering and $563 million global equity offering in 2018 and $299 million global equity offering in 2016
  • Idemitsu Kosan’s $1.115 billion global equity offering of in 2017
  • Kyushu Railway’s $ 4 billion global IPO in 2016
  • Mitsui Fudosan’s $300 million senior notes offering in 2019, $300 million senior notes offering in 2018 and $500 million senior notes offering in 2017
  • Renesas Electronics’ $2.6 billion global equity offering in 2018 and $2.9 billion global equity offering in 2017
  • Recruit Holdings’ $2.2 billion global equity offering in 2016
  • SUMCO’s $1.2 billion global equity offering in 2015
  • TechnoPro Holdings’ $117 million equity offering in 2018
  • Tokyu Fudosan Holding’ $475.6 million equity offering in 2018
  • Toshiba’s $5.33 billion equity private placement in 2017 (in which Goldman Sachs acted as placement agent and financial adviser)
  • Tsubaki Nakashima’s $375.8 million global equity offering in 2017
  • WingArc1st’s pending global IPO in 2019

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mr. Hatano’s M&A representations include:
  • Amgen in its divestiture of a Japanese subsidiary to Takeda Pharmaceutical
  • Archipelago in its merger with the New York Stock Exchange
  • The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ in its acquisition of Bank of Ayudhya and it is investment in Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade
  • Diageo in its acquisition of The Chalone Wine Group
  • Fifth Third Bancorp in its partial divestiture of processing business to establish a joint venture with Advent International
  • General Electric in its divestiture of its leasing business in Japan to Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing
  • Goldman Sachs Group in its acquisition of Allmerica Financial Life Insurance and Annuity, in its divestiture of Fujita Corporation to Daiwa House and in its capacity as financial advisor to eAccess in its share exchange and business alliance with Softbank and to Daiichi Sankyo in its divestiture of Ranbaxy Laboratories
  • Groupe Bolloré in its divestiture of interest in Aegis Group to Dentsu
  • Hoya in its acquisition of Pentax
  • ITOCHU Corporation in its acquisition of additional shares in Descente Ltd.
  • Kyocera in its acquisition of Nihon Inter Electronics
  • Lazard in its capacity as financial advisor to Showa Shell in its business combination with Idemitsu Kosan and to Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma in its acquisition of Tolero Pharmaceuticals
  • Mitsubishi Tokyo Financial Group in its business integration with UFJ Holdings
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group in its investment in, and strategic alliance with, Morgan Stanley, including securities joint ventures in Japan and a loan marketing joint venture in the Americas, in its integration of business units in the Americas, in its creation of Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley PB Securities through reorganization involving Mitsubishi UFJ Merrill Lynch PB Securities and in its “going private” acquisition of the minority shares of UnionBanCal
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking in its investment in, and business alliance with, AMP Capital Holdings
  • Mitsui & Company in its acquisition of Mitsui Knowledge Industry
  • Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance in its establishment of a holding company
  • Mitsukoshi in its business combination with Isetan
  • Nippon Paint in its review of Wuthelam Group’s proposal to acquire additional shares
  • Nippon Steel in its acquisition of Nisshin Steel
  • Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal in its business combination with Sumitomo Metals, in its acquisition of additional shares of Usiminas and shareholders agreement regarding Usiminas with Ternium and Caixa dos Empregados da Usiminas, in its joint acquisition with ArcelorMittal of ThyssenKrupp Steel USA and in its acquisitions of Tokyo Kohtetsu, Nippon Steel & Sumikin Texeng and Suzuki Metal Industry
  • Nippon Steel Trading in its merger with Sumikin Bussan
  • Nomura International in its capacity as financial advisor to Yue Xiu Enterprises in its acquisition of Chong Hing Bank
  • Obayashi in its acquisition of Obayashi Road
  • ORIX in its indirect sale of Houlihan Lokey shares in Houlihan Lokey’s initial public offering
  • Panasonic in its acquisition of PanaHome
  • PGM Holdings in its proposed acquisition of Accordia Golf
  • Sompo Japan Insurance and NipponKoa Insurance in their business combination
  • Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Holdings in its acquisition of Message and in its intended investment in Scor
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings in its share repurchase from shareholders including the Resolution and Collection Corporation
  • Sumitomo Trust & Banking in its business combination with Chuo Mitsui Trust Holdings and in its merger with Chuo Mitsui Trust & Banking and Chuo Mitsui Asset Trust & Banking
  • Takeda Pharmaceutical in its acquisition of Shire
  • Terumo in its acquisition of certain vascular closure product lines and access technologies from Abbott Laboratories and St. Jude Medical
  • Tokio Marine Holdings in its acquisitions of Delphi Financial Group and Philadelphia Consolidated Holding
  • UnionBanCal in its acquisition of Pacific Capital Bancorp
  • Uny in its acquisition of Circle K Sunkus