Masahisa Ikeda

Managing Partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP

Masahisa Ikeda

Masahisa Ikeda

Managing Partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP

Biography

Shearman & Sterling LLP
Masahisa Ikeda
Partner

EDUCATION
Harvard Law School, J.D, 1993, cum laude
University of Tokyo, LL.B., 1990
Harvard University, A.B., 1989, magna cum laude

PRACTICE
Masahisa Ikeda is the Managing Partner of Shearman & Sterling’s Tokyo office. Mr. Ikeda’s practice covers general corporate matters, with a particular focus on capital markets and M&A transactions. He has extensive experience representing Japanese issuers and underwriters in registered global offerings, listings and global private placements, and representing Japanese corporations either as buyers or sellers in cross-border M&A and private equity transactions. He has provided advice to numerous industrial and financial clients in Japan, including many of the largest electronics manufacturers, high-technology companies, securities firms, and U.S. and Japanese regulatory authorities. He also represents numerous Japanese corporations on various U.S. antitrust law matters.

Mr. Ikeda has been named a leading practitioner for capital markets, M&A and asset management by Chambers Global, Chambers Asia, Asia Pacific Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and the Nihon Keizai Shimbun.

EXPERIENCE
> eAccess Ltd. as the issuer in its US$420 million and EUR200 million Rule 144A/Reg S global offering of high yield senior notes guaranteed by EMOBILE Ltd.
> Toyota Motor Corporation as the issuer and selling shareholders (Banks’ Shareholdings Purchase Corporation) in its US$2.6 billion SEC-registered global offering of shares of common stock. Nomura Securities, Merrill Lynch and Nikko Citi Group acted as joint lead bookrunning managers
> The initial purchasers, led by Goldman Sachs International, Daiwa Securities SMBC and Nomura International plc as joint-lead managers and joint bookrunners, in a US$1.5 billion Rule 144A/Reg S global offering of shares of common stock by Aeon Co., Ltd.
> The initial purchasers, led by Morgan Stanley, in a US$504 million SEC-registered global offering of shares of common stock of Ctrip as issuer and Rakuten as selling shareholder
> Daiwa Securities SMBC, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities and Goldman Sachs as joint-lead underwriters in a US$550 million Rule 144A/Reg S global offering of shares of common stock by SUMCO Corporation
> Daiwa Securities SMBC and Mitsubishi UFJ Securities as joint global coordinators in a US$1.47 billion Rule 144A/Reg S IPO of SUMCO Corporation
> Central Japan Railway Company as issuer and the Japanese government as selling shareholder in its JPY477 billion (approx. US$4.28 billion) initial public offering, involving a Rule 144A/Reg S global offering of shares and a concurrent domestic public offering of shares. This was the world’s largest IPO in 2005 at the time of offering
> The Japan National Oil Corporation as the selling shareholder in the privatization of INPEX Corporation, in its US$1.5 billion Rule 144A/Reg S global offering of shares listed of common stock. Nomura Securities and Daiwa Securities SMBC acted as joint-lead bookrunning managers
> The initial purchasers, led by Goldman Sachs International and Nomura International plc as joint-lead managers and joint bookrunners, in a US$937 million Rule 144A/Reg S global offering of shares of common stock by Aeon Co., Ltd.
> Advised Toyota Motor Corporation on its acquisition of Kanto Auto Works through a US$363 million share exchange, by which Kanto Auto Works became a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota. The share exchange was registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission under Form F-4
> Advised Toyota Motor Corporation on its acquisition of Toyota Auto Body through a US$953 million share exchange, by which Toyota Auto Body became a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota
> Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. in its US$22.47 billion business integration with Nippon Steel Corporation
> United Urban Investment Corporation in its US$244 million merger with Nippon Commercial Investment Corporation
> Tamura Corporation in its US$34 million acquisition of Koha Co., Ltd. through a share exchange
> SECOM Co., Ltd. in its US$190 million acquisition of SECOM Techno Service Co., Ltd. through a global tender offer
> Mitsubishi UFJ Securities in its entry into a joint venture with the investment banking operations of Morgan Stanley Japan Securities resulting in the formation of Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities
> Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation in its US$630 million acquisition of Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
> Shiseido Company Limited in its US$1.7 billion global tender offer for shares of Bare Escentuals, Inc.
> Nippon Oil Corporation in its merger with Nippon Mining Holdings
> The Kagawa Bank, Ltd. and The Tokushima Bank, Ltd. in their business integration through the establishment of a joint holding company by a share transfer
> The Bank of Ikeda, Ltd. and The Senshu Bank, Ltd. in their business integration through the establishment of a joint holding company by a share transfer
> Credit Saison Co., Ltd. in its US$664 million acquisition of Atrium Co., Ltd. and subsequent restructuring of Atrium
> Meiji Seika Kaisha, Ltd. and Meiji Dairies Corporation in their US$1.996 billion management integration of the two companies through the establishment of a joint holding company (Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd.) by a share transfer
> Daiwabo Co., Ltd. in its JPY34,703,922,796 global tender offer for shares of Daiwabo Information System Co., Ltd.
> Kikkoman Corporation and Kibun Food Chemifa Co., Ltd. in a US$150 million transaction making Kibun Food Chemifa, which was a consolidated subsidiary of Kikkoman, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kikkoman through a share exchange
> Kioritz Corporation and Shindaiwa Corporation in US$316 million business integration through the establishment of a joint holding company by a share transfer
> Fujifilm Holdings Corporation in its US$1.44 billion acquisition of Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd., jointly with Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
> Kirin Holdings Company, Limited in its US$1.47 billion global tender offer for shares of Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co., Ltd.
> Pioneer Corporation in its JPY14,759 million global tender offer for shares of Tohoku Pioneer Corporation
> Volvo AB in its US$1.07 billion global tender offer for shares of Nissan Diesel Motor Co., Ltd.
> Merrill Lynch International Inc. as financial adviser to UFJ Holdings, Inc. in its US$41.4 billion SEC-registered share exchange merger with Mitsubishi Tokyo Financial Group (“MTFG”) under MTFG’s holding company
> Merrill Lynch International Inc. as financial advisor to Daiichi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. in its US$7.4 billion SEC-registered share exchange merger with Sankyo Co., Ltd. under a newly established holding company
> Nomura Principal Finance in its JPY272 billion global tender offer for shares of Skylark Co., Ltd. and its US$858 million global tender offer for shares of Tsubaki Nakashima Co., Ltd.
> Kirin Breweries in its JPY75.2 billion global tender offer for shares of Kirin Beverage Corporation and its JPY24.79 billion global tender offer for shares of Mercian Corporation
> The Longreach Group Limited in its US$670 million acquisition of 24.98% interest in McDonald’s Holdings Company (Japan), Ltd., a division of McDonald’s Corporation, from the Fujita Family

BAR ADMISSIONS/QUALIFICATIONS
New York
District of Columbia
Japan (as a Registered Foreign Lawyer)

LANGUAGES
English
Japanese
French

Practice Areas

Antitrust/Competition
Capital Markets
Corporate Governance
Dodd-Frank, UK, EU & Other Regulatory Reforms
Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory
Investment Funds
Mergers & Acquisitions

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Shearman & Sterling LLP

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Education
LL.B.

The University of Tokyo was established in 1877 as the first national university in Japan. As a leading research university, UTokyo offers courses in essentially all academic disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels and conducts research across the full spectrum of academic activity. The University aims to provide its students with a rich and varied academic environment that ensures opportunities for both intellectual development and the acquisition of professional knowledge and skills. To learn more about the University of Tokyo, please visit the pages below.

J.D., cum laude

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

A.B., magna cum laude

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.

Career History
Managing Partner
Current

Shearman & Sterling LLP provides legal services. It is engaged in the mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, project development and finance, complex business litigation & international arbitration, asset management, and taxation areas. The company was founded by Thomas Shearman and John Sterling in 1873 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Minebea Mitsumi, Inc. purchases Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd.

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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company purchases Goodyear Japan Ltd. from Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New York Bar
Admitted to District of Columbia Bar
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