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YASUO SHIDA
Education F The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1968).
Admitted F 2000, Japan, in accordance with a special treatment
set forth in Article 5, Item 2 of the LawyersfLaw of
Japan (Law No. 205 of 1949, as amended).
Professional
Experience
F Ministry of Finance/Cabinet Legislation Bureau of
Japan (1968-1997); Counselor of the Cabinet
Legislation Bureau of Japan (in charge of tax law etc.)
(1984-1989); Regional Commissioner of Hiroshima
Taxation Bureau (1992-1994); Director General of
the Mint Bureau of the Ministry of Finance (1996-1997); Director and Deputy President of The Resolution and Collection Corporation (2000|2006); Director and Acting President of The Resolution and Collection Corporation (2006|2012).
Member F Daini Tokyo Bar Association.
Languages F Japanese and English.
Practice Areas F Tax Problems in General; Administrative Suit; Business Reconstruction; Credit Collection; Consumers' Problems.
E-mail F shida@blakemore.gr.jp
Publications F "Accounting and Tax Problems Accompanied by Business Reconstruction," Business Reconstruction and Credit Control (January 2006), Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc.

"How to Cope with Tax Officials' Arbitrary Tax Assessment," The Lawyers (October 2007), ILS Publishing Company

"Business Reconstruction and Collection Cases by RCC," Business Reconstruction and Credit Control (January 2009), Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc.
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SEISHI HIGO
Education F Kyoto University (LL.B., 1973).
Admitted F 2005, Japan, special training completed in accordance
with Article 5 of the Lawyers Act of Japan
(Law No.205 of 1949 as amended).
Professional
Experience
F Ministry of Finance (MOF)/ Deposit Insurance
Corporation of Japan (DICJ) (1973-2002)
  Director-General of Hokkaido Local Finance
  Bureau, MOF;
  Deputy Commissioner of Planning & Coordination
  Department and Vice-Deputy Commissioner of Deposit Insurance
  Department, DICJ;
  Deputy Commissioner of Financial Reconstruction Department, DICJ;
  Counselor of the Minister's Secretariat, MOF;
  Deputy Director-General of the Minister's Secretariat, MOF.
Former Director, Japan Environmental Safety Corporation
Former Advisor, Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.
Professor, Hakuoh University Law School (2013-Present)
Member F Daini Tokyo Bar Association.
Languages F Japanese and English.
Practice Areas F Corporate Law; Financial Law (Banking, Insurance, etc.); Tax Law; Civil Litigation.
E-mail F higo@blakemore.gr.jp
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AKIMITSU KAMORI
Education F The University of Tokyo (LL.B., Private Law, 1978;
LL.B., Public Law, 1980); Legal Training and
Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
(Diploma, 1982); Yale University (Diploma, American
Law, 1986); Cornell Law School (LL.M., 1987).
Admitted F 1982, Japan; 1988, New York.
 
Professional
Experience
F Associate, Nishimura & Sanada (currently,
Nishimura & Asahi), Tokyo (1982-1986).

Associate, St. John, Oberdorf, Williams, Edington &
Curtin (later known as St. John & Wayne), New York
(1987-1988).

Associate, Dewey Ballantine LLP (later known as
Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP), New York (1988-1994).

Representative Attorney, Kamori Sogo, Tokyo (1994-1996).

Partner, Tozai Sogo Law Office, Tokyo (1996-1998).

Partner, Blakemore & Mitsuki, Tokyo (1999-Present).

Liquidator in Japan, World Service Life Insurance Company of Colorado (currently, Lincoln Memorial Life Insurance Company), Austin, Texas, U.S.A. (2018-2020).
 
Member F The Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association; American Bar
Association; New York State Bar Association; The Association of the Bar of the City of New York; A.I.P.P.I.
Languages F Japanese and English.
Practice Areas F M&A(including Strategic M&A Tax Advice, hostile takeover and proxy fight); Structured Finance; Project Finance; Capital Markets; Complex Litigation; Intellectual Property.
E-mail F a-kamori@blakemore.gr.jp
 
Bibliograpy F Author: NASDAQ Listing Guide, Chuo Keizai Sha, 1995.

Co-Author/Co-Editor: International Layers' Business Data Files, Chuo Keizai Sha, 2000.

Co-Author: Martindale-Hubbell International Law Digest, Japan Law Digest, Martindale-Hubbell, 1999\;

Co-Author: New Bankruptcy Law, Shin Nihon Hoki, 2005;

Co-Author: Q&A Gist of New Company Law, Shin Nihon Hoki, 2005;

Co-Author:@Company Law-Related Ministry of Justice Ordinances Detailed Commentary, Seibun Sha, 2006.

Theses (Japanese) F Author: "Protective Measures against Unfriendly Takeovers in Japan," Compliance Letter (Daiichi Hoki), vol. 8 (Oct., 2005), 12-16;

Author: "U.S. M & A Circumstances Approximately 25 Years After the Innovation of a Poison Pill - U.S. Business Law Thesis Commentary No. 1," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), May, 2006, pp32-35j;

Author: "Development of Concept, Held by Martin Lipton, of the Fundamental Nature of Corporations - U.S. Business Law Thesis Commentary No. 2," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), June/July, 2006, pp21-23;

Author: "Protective Strategy against Hostile Takeovers (Re-analysis of gUnocalh Judgment) - U.S. Business Law Thesis Commentary No. 3," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), Aug., 2006, pp40-41;

Author: "Positively Affirmative Assertions for Protective Measures against Hostile Takeovers - U.S. Business Law Thesis Commentary Nos. 4 - 30," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), Sept., 2006 - March, 2009;

Author: "Triangle Mergers," Junkan Keiri Joho (Chuo Keizai Sha), vol. 1141 (Feb., 2007), 7-19;

Author: "Go-shop Clause," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), May, 2009 - July, 2009;

Theses (English) F Author: "Dowa Model Threatens Shareholder Rights," The IFLR Guide to Japan 2007 (IFLR), 39-41 (2007);

Author: "Triangle Mergers in Japan," The American Lawyer-Global 100 (The American Lawyer), Oct., 2007;

Author: "Stipulation of provisions for restricting business combinations in articles of incorporation of Japanese corporation," ALM Guide to Global Mergers & Acquisitions 2008, Jan., 2008;

Author: "The best line of defense," IFLR, The 2008 Guide to Japan, Jan., 2008;

Author: "Bull-Dog Sauce's Rights Plan Held by the Supreme Court of Japan to Be Held Valid," US Foreign Direct Investment (The American Lawyer), May, 2008;

Author: "Facilitating Reliability and Efficiency of Board - Outside Director vs. Independent Director," US Foreign Direct Investment: A Global Guide (The American Lawyer), Oct., 2008.

In the Press F Interview article entitled "Imperative to have highly-sophisticated English-speaking attorneys who would be able to make aggressive discussions in English," in the Oct., 2005 edition of The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan); and

Comments set forth in an article, entitled "Is a US agent a PE-\Clarify the nature of foreign facilities," of the Nikkei Business Daily, dated November 7, 1994, at 28.

Areas of Practice F (The entities whose names are underlined below are clients of those law firms to which Mr. Kamori belonged or belongs.)

Corporate (including M&As)
Those matters in which Mr.Kamori was involved during a six (6)-year period in which he belonged to Dewey Ballantine LLP, then one of the so-called blue-chip law firms in New York City:
(1) Mitsubishi Estate's acquisition of Rockefeller Group, Inc.;
(2) Nippon Life Insurance Company's acquisition of New England General Insurance Co.;
(3) Alcoa's joint venture with Kobe Steel;
(4) Sale of interests in DHL to Japan Airlines, Nissho Iwai and Lufthanza Airlines;
(5) Kikkoman Corporation's acquisition of the processed food products business of Del Monte in the Far East;
(6) Kikkoman Corporation's acquisition of a minority interest in the Philippines pineapple business of Del Monte;
(7) Syndicate loan by a group of Japanese banks (led by The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan (currently Shinsei Bank)) for the purpose of Ishihara Sangyo's acquisition of all of the capital stock of SDS Enterprises from Fermenta AB;
(8) Eli Lilly's sale of its Qualicaps (Gelatin Capsules) business to Shionogi & Co., Ltd.;
(9) Joint venture between Mitsui Mining Co., Ltd., Sumitomo Corporation and the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (currently the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) of Japan and a certain United States corporation in respect of a coal mine called Bull Mountains in the State of Montana, U.S.A.;
(10) Syndicate loan by a group of Japanese banks (led by The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan) for the purpose of EIE International's construction and acquisition of Four Seasons Hotel located in midtown of New York City;
(11) Acquisition by closely-related customers of The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan of a controlling interest in Washington Harbour, a commercial real property, located in Washington, D.C., U.S.A.; and
(12) Acuisition of Gumpfs Inc., a California corporation, and Gumpfs Inc., a Texas corporation, by GMP Acuisition Corp., with which TOBU U.S.A., Inc. (a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Tobu Department Store) executed a Consulting and Financial Services Agreement.

Those matters in which Mr. Kamori was involved when he belonged to law firms in Japan:
(13) Motorolafs acquisition of 50% of the capital stock of Aizu-Toko Kabushiki Kaisha, from Toko Kabushiki Kaisha;
(14) Acquisition by foreign investors of a part of the capital stock of Arisawa Mfg. (issuance of, at the option of the relevant investors, Global Depositary Receipts (GDRs) pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933; such GDRs were designated for trading in PORTAL (Private Offerings, Releases and Trading through Automated Linkages) of National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc.; The Bank of New York acted as depositary of Global Depositary Shares represented by such GDRs; an application for exemption was submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933);
(15) Takeover bid by Olympus Corporation for the purpose of acquiring ITX Corporation;
(16) Acquisition by Teleperformance, a French company, of a part of the capital stock of Atec (currently Atec/Teleperformance), a Japanese corporation;
(17) Chrchill Capital Ltd.fs exercise of its appraisal right in connection with NECfs TOB to acquire NEC Infrontia Corporation;
(18) CCI Co., Ltd.fs acquisition of Shimoda Ecotech Co., Ltd. from Hitachi Kinzoku Co., Ltd.;
(19) SISEL International AGfs (a Switzerland corporation) acquisition of Sisel Japan Co., Ltd. (a Japanese corporation), from its sole shareholder;
(20) UL Systems, Inc.fs acquisition of Care Brains Co., Ltd., from its founder;
(21) Imerys S.A.fs Japanese subsidiaryfs acquisition of Tokai Ceramics Co., Ltd. (f/k/a Toshiba Ceramics Co., Ltd.);
(22) Hexagon Metrology K.K.fs acquisition of TESA K.K., with, subsequently, the latter being merged into the former;
(23) Hostile takeover (by means of debt-equity swaps and a proxy fight), by the founder of a Japanese corporation, of the controlling interest in such corporation from a fund controlled by a large Japanese bank;
(24) Merger between Imerys S.A.fs Japanese subsidiary (Calderys Japan Co., Ltd.) and Tokai Ceramics Co., Ltd. (f/k/a Toshiba Ceramics Co., Ltd.);
(25) Mergers and acquisitions involving three (3) Japanese subsidiaries of Hexagon AB (a Switzerland corporation);
(26) Hexagon AB's Japanese subsidiary's purchase of a major part of the business of Geosurf Corporation, a Japanese corporation; and
(27) Organizing a Japan joint venture, to which Oxford Performance Materials, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and JSR Corporation, a Japanese corporation, made indirect capital contributions in the aggregate amount of U.S. 6 million.

Structured Finance/ Project Finance
(1) Maruzen Oil (currently Cosmo Oil) and the Government of Iranfs joint project for the purpose of building an petroleum processing plant in Teheran (incomplete) - Mr. Kamori was involved in long-term negotiations with the Iranian Government;
(2) Loans, in the Aggregate Principal Amount of up to US$3,468,000, from The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan to ZCWK Associates L.P.;
(3) Loans, in the Aggregate Principal Amount of up to US$16,532,000, from The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan to New York Communications Center Associates L.P.;
(4) US$55,000,000 Promisory Note from Copley Plaza Hotel Limited Partnership to The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan;
(5) Securitization, in foreign markets, of commercial buildings owned by Landic Co., Ltd., a Japanese real property company, by Orchid Properties Tokutei Mokuteki Kaisha (a specified purpose company under Japanese law and a wholly-owned subsidiary of that certain U.S. limited partnership organized by CS First Boston, Donaldson, Rafkin & Jenrett, Westbrook (a major U.S. real-property developer) and Mitsui Fudosan (a major Japanese real-property developer));
(6) Structured finance- and refinance-transactions involving Mycalfs (then a major Japanese retailer) retail-shopping facilities, arranged by CS First Boston (Mr. Kamori acted as counsel to the equity-taker of the project in whole);
(7) Sale of receivables of tenant security deposits from a Cayman Islands company to a U.S. investment bankfs affiliate;
(8) Various structured-finance transactions, in foreign markets, of consumer finance loans originated by Hitachi Shinpan by taking advantage of a trust structure. The transaction structure used in connection with such structured-finance transactions took advantage of a qualified (true) trust and was able to dispense with any notice under Article 24, paragraph 2 of the Money Lending Business Act (Act No. 32 of 1983, as amended) and, at the present time, is commonly used, but such transaction structure did not exist until the emergence of the first of such structured-finance transactions. The following are some examples of such transactions:
(a) US$ 120,000,000 HABS Corp. Floating Rate Notes, Series 2000-1, with Hitachi Shinpan acting as originator; and
(b) JPY 5,350,000,000 HABS Corp. Floating Rate Notes, Series 2001-1, with Hitachi Shinpan acting as originator;
(9) JPY5,750,000,000 Tri-City Fuding Limited Japanese Yen Bonds (2003), with Credit Suisse First Boston (Europe) Limited acting as underwriter;
(10) Securitization of the subordinate portion of the Sakurano Department Store Project arranged by CS First Boston;
(11) Bridge Loan from Stark Investments, Inc. to HKD Property Holdings, Y.K., in which Shinwa Toshi Kaihatsu K.K., and Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. indirectly had T.K. interests (with a major Japanese trade house, too, acting as a T.K. investor in connection with the relevant project), extended for the purpose of completing the project called gKawanishi New Town Projecth;
(12) Issuance of collateralized bonds of Wheelock Azabujuban Tokutei Mokuteki Kaisha (guanteed by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation; Originator: Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.);
(13) Issuance of collateralized bonds of ProLogis Tokai Specified Purpose Company for the purpose of financing Prologis Park Nagoya Y.K.fs lease of the real property called gProLogis Tokai Projecth from Mitsubishi Trust and Banking Corporation (Placement Agent and Purchaser: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation); and
(14) Issuance of collateralized bonds of ProLogis Tatsumi Specified Purpose Company for the purpose of financing ProLogis Tatsumi's lease of the real property called gProLogis Tatsumi Projecth from Morgan Trust and Banking Corporation (Placement Agent and Purchaser: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation).

Capital Markets
(1) Gabinet Da Area De Sines Japanese Yen Notes of 1983-Series A Guranteed by the Republic of Portugal, in connection with which The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan, together with other financial institutions, acted as purchaser;
(2) Barclays Plcfs listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange;
(3) Royal Bank of Canadafs listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange;
(4) Pharmaciafs (currently Pfizer Inc.) listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange;
(5) Duke Power Company Secured Medium Term Noted;
(6) US$250,000,000 loan from The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan and four other Japanese banks to a securities company, an affiliate of Bankers Trust Company;
(7) Multiple issues of the State of New Jerseyfs industrial revenue bonds, each backed by a letter of credit of The Industrial Development Bank of Japan, Ltd.;
(8) Two US$200,000,000 (in total, US$400,000,000) commercial paper programs of DIC Americas, Inc., each backed by a letter of credit of Mitsubishi Bank (currently MUFG Bank, Ltd.);
(9) Two US$200,000,000 (in total, US$400,000,000) commercial paper programs of DIC Americas, Inc., each backed by a letter of credit of Fuji Bank (currently Mizuho Bank);
(10) Two US$200,000,000 (in total, US$400,000,000) commercial paper programs of DIC Americas, Inc., each backed by a letter of credit of The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan;
(11) Medium-term note program of a U.S. subsidiary of Mitsubishi Estate;
(12) US$200,000,000 commercial paper program of Sun Chemical Corporation backed by a letter of credit of The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan;
(13) Multi-borrower commercial paper program of First Funding Corporation of America backed by a letter of credit of The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan;
(14) Multi-borrower commercial paper program of Dunlop Tire Corporation backed by a letter of credit of The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan;
(15) Sumitomo Corp. of America Medium-Term Notes Series A
(16) Multiple filings of Registration Statements in respect of Foreign Securities Investment Trust and of Securities Notifications, on behalf of CIBC Bank and Trust Company, relating to sales of units of Grosvenor Multi-Strategy Unit Trust (Sales Agents: Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Japan Limited, Tokyo Branch, and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Nippon Securities, Ltd.);
(17) Merrill Lyncvh & Co., Inc. J-MITTS 2 (US$17,400,000 0.50% Nikkei U.S.$ Japanese-Market Index Target-Term Securities due September 20, 2004 pursuant to the Euro Medium-Term Note Program)
(18) JPY75,000,000,000 Merrill Lyncvh & Co., Inc. Shelf Registration;
(19) Multiple issues of Merrill Lyncvh & Co., Inc. FX Cap;
(20) Multiple issues of Merrill Lyncvh & Co., Inc. ML6;
(21) Multiple issues of Merrill Lyncvh & Co., Inc. Knock-in Bonds;
(22) Merrill Lyncvh & Co., Inc. Nichiei Bonds (Euro Yen/US Dollar Dual Currency Bonds, with Yen Redemption Clause);
(23) JPY10,000,020,000 Merrill Lyncvh & Co., Inc. Exchangeable Bonds;
(24) US$30,000,000 Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. 1.00 per cent. Trigger - Call Notes;
(25) JPY10,000,000,000 Merrill Lyncvh & Co., Inc. Japanese Yen Bonds - Second Series (2000);
(26) JPY1,500,000,000 Merrill Lyncvh & Co., Inc. Japanese Yen Notes due August 29, 2002;
(27) JPY100,000,000,000 Merrill Lyncvh & Co., Inc. Shelf Registration Statement,dated August 4, 2000;
(28) CITADELfs attempted establishment of its Japn subsidiary holding 1st-class securities license (incomplete);
(29) Legal and tax advice, with respect to Japanese aspects, in connection with IMI Plcfs 1995 Executive Share Option Scheme;
(30) Johnson & Johnson Medical K.K.fs DM 180,000,000 Principal Amount of 5% Notes due 2001 unconditionally and irrevocably guarantees as to principal and interest by Johnson & Johnson;
(31) Redemption- related matters relating to Toshiba Ceramics Co., Ltd. US$50,000,000 3% Convertible Bonds 2000;
(32) Legal and tax advice, with respect to Japanese aspects, in connection with Imperial Brands Plcfs Discretionary Share Award Plan in 2017;
(33) Legal and tax advice, with respect to Japanese aspects, in connection with Vitec Group Plcfs Restricted Share Plan 2019;
(34) Legal and tax advice, with respect to Japanese aspects, in connection with Imperial Brands Plcfs 2020 Award Grants and 2017 Award Vestings;
(35) Multiple filings, on behalf of Wasatch Advisors, Inc., of Substantial Share Holding Reports and Amendment Reports with the Kanoto Local Finance Bureau;
(36) Multiple filings, on behalf of Grandeur Peak Global Advisors, LLC, of Substantial Share Holding Reports and Amendment Reports with the Kanoto Local Finance Bureau;
(37) Multiple filings, on behalf of Brahman Capital Corp., of Substantial Share Holding Reports and Amendment Reports with the Kanoto Local Finance Bureau;
(38) Multiple filings, on behalf of L-R Managers, LLC, of Substantial Share Holding Reports and Amendment Reports with the Kanoto Local Finance Bureau; and
(39) Multiple filings, on behalf of Denver Investment Advisors LLC, of Substantial Share Holding Reports and Amendment Reports with the Kanoto Local Finance Bureau.

Private Finance
(1) Term loan from Motorola Semiconductor Japan Ltd. to Toko Kabushiki Kaisha;
(2) Multiple term loans from The Industrial Development Bank of Japan, Ltd. to Enron Corporation;
(3) US$50,000,000 term loan from a group of Japanese banks (led by The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan) to Dunlop Tire Corporation;
(4) US$ 125,000,000 revolving credit loan to CNN Center Ventures, with Tuner Broadcasting System, Inc. and LTCB Trust Company (a New York subsidiary of The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan) acting as guarantor and agent, respectively;
(5) Credit Agreement (tender offer-related finance) among The Black & Decker Corporation, et al. (as borrowers), LTCB Trust Company (a New York subsidiary of The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan, et al. (as lenders) and Citibank, N.A. (as agent); and
(6) Interest Rate and Currency Exchange Agreement between Mitsui Trust and OAK-Mitsui Partnership, jointly owned by Allied-Signal Inc. and Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd., the notional amount of which agreement is US$32,400,000.

Commercial Real Estate
(1) Various financings by The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan and Chase Manhattan Bank for the purposes of the construction and/or acquisition of commercial real properties in the United States;
(2) Various acquisitions by Mitsubishi Estate and Sumitomo Corporation of real properties in the United States;
(3) Sale of the real estate called gStella Hills Kawanishih from Yugen-sekinin-chukan-hojin HKD Trustee to Stella Hills Specified Purpose Company controlled by Nisshin Saiken Kaishu Co., Ltd. (currently Blue Horizon Asset Management Co., Ltd.); and
(4) Sale of The Windermere (400-406 West 57th Street, New York, New York) from a Japanese corporation and certain individuals to Windermere Properties LLC.

Restructuring
(1) Negotiations, on behalf of Seiwa Lease (Taisei Constructionfs subsidiary) in its capacity as creditor, with Japan Lesing (later GE Capital Leasing), which applied for corporate reorganization procedures;
(2) Liquidation of Stella Blu Capital (USA), Inc., a wholly-owned Hawaii subsidiary of Awaji Kotsu Co., Ltd.;
(3) Global settlement agreement of ACA Financial Guaranty Corporation, to which Mizuho International plc (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.) was a party;
(4) Filing an application of each of civil rehabilitation procedures and, later, bankruptcy proceedings, on behalf of Nichiei Shoji K.K., which had jewelry-sale space in Mitsukoshi Department Storefs Main Store; and
(5) Liquidation, in Japan, of World Service Life Insurance Company of Colorado (currently, Lincoln Memorial Life Insurance Company), Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

Leveraged Lease
(1) Leveraged lease financing for Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc. in the State of Indiana, U.S.A.

White-collar Crime/ Cross-border Crime
(1) Hitachi vs. IBM Case (1982-1983)[1];
(2) U.S. antitrust case, in which we negotiated, together with U.S. attorneys, with the U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of a former executive of Nippon Cargo Airlines Co., Ltd., for the purpose of avoiding such former executive being arrested in, or extradited to, the United States, which we were successful in avoiding; and

[1] This case is referred to in the gIntellectual Propertyh section hereinbelow as well.

Intellectual Property
(1) Hitachi vs. IBM Case (1982-1983);
(2) Representation of Sega Enterprises, Ltd. in connection with provisional attachments, provisional injunctions and trials on the merits in respect of various kinds of copyright and trademark infringements (in 1982, Mr. Kamori, together with his colleagues, won, for the first time in Japan, a civil suit in which the relevant court judged that game software should be deemed a cinematographic work(s) under the Copyright Act of Japan (Law 48 of 1970, as amended));
(3) Representation of owners of French high-class brands, including Celine, Lavin and Ninarich, in connection with injunction and damage compensation lawsuits in respect of infringements of their respective trademark rights; and
(4) Representation of foreign companies including Merrill Lynch in connection with their respective applications for registrations of trademarks and their respective filings of lawsuits relating to trademark right infringements.

Complicated Litigation/ Arbitration
(1) Litigation matters referred to in clauses (1) through (4) of the "Intellectual Property" section above;
(2) Two civil actions filed against Taiheiyo Cement Corporationfs indirect U.S. subsidiary and other entities in the Hillsborough County Circuit Court, Florida: a putative class action captioned Niemoeller, et al. v. Coronet Phosphate Co., et al., and an action filed by individual plaintiffs captioned Franco, et al. v. Coronet Industries, Inc., seeking damages and equitable relief;
(3) Settlement, made under the rules of The Japan Commercial Arbitration Association, in favor of a well-known Australian martial-art fighter, pursuant to which a large world-wide marshal-art association agreed to pay a large amount of money to such fighter; and
(4) Settlement, in the Tokyo High (appellate) Court, in favor of a U.S. citizen, ordering her former spouse, a former executive of a large U.S. real estate investment firm, to pay US$2.9 million to such U.S. citizen (the judgment of the first trial in the Tokyo District is set forth in Tokyo District Courtfs judgment dated March 28, 2011, Hanta 1351-241).

Bibliograpy F Author: NASDAQ Listing Guide, Chuo Keizai Sha, 1995.

Co-Author/Co-Editor: International Layers' Business Data Files, Chuo Keizai Sha, 2000.

Co-Author: Martindale-Hubbell International Law Digest, Japan Law Digest, Martindale-Hubbell, 1999\;

Co-Author: New Bankruptcy Law, Shin Nihon Hoki, 2005;

Co-Author: Q&A Gist of New Company Law, Shin Nihon Hoki, 2005;

Co-Author:@Company Law-Related Ministry of Justice Ordinances Detailed Commentary, Seibun Sha, 2006.

Theses (Japanese) F Author: "Protective Measures against Unfriendly Takeovers in Japan," Compliance Letter (Daiichi Hoki), vol. 8 (Oct., 2005), 12-16;

Author: "U.S. M & A Circumstances Approximately 25 Years After the Innovation of a Poison Pill - U.S. Business Law Thesis Commentary No. 1," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), May, 2006, pp32-35j;

Author: "Development of Concept, Held by Martin Lipton, of the Fundamental Nature of Corporations - U.S. Business Law Thesis Commentary No. 2," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), June/July, 2006, pp21-23;

Author: "Protective Strategy against Hostile Takeovers (Re-analysis of gUnocalh Judgment) - U.S. Business Law Thesis Commentary No. 3," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), Aug., 2006, pp40-41;

Author: "Positively Affirmative Assertions for Protective Measures against Hostile Takeovers - U.S. Business Law Thesis Commentary No. 4," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), Sept., 2006, pp36-40;

Author: "Affirmative Assertions for Protective Measures against Hostile Takeovers - U.S. Business Law Thesis Commentary No. 5," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), Oct., 2006, pp40-43;

Author: "Affirmative Assertions for Protective Measures against Hostile Takeovers (Part 2) - U.S. Business Law Thesis Commentary No. 6," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), Nov., 2006, pp48-51;

Author: "Affirmative Assertions for Protective Measures against Hostile Takeovers (Part 3) - U.S. Business Law Thesis Commentary No. 7," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), Dec., 2006, pp50-52;

Author: "Affirmative Assertions for Protective Measures against Hostile Takeovers (Part 4) - U.S. Business Law Thesis Commentary No. 8," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), Jan., 2007, pp62-68;

Author: "Affirmative Assertions for Protective Measures against Hostile Takeovers (Part 5) - U.S. Business Law Thesis Commentary No. 9," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), Feb., 2007, pp68-71;

Author: "Affirmative Assertions for Protective Measures against Hostile Takeovers (Part 6) - U.S. Business Law Thesis Commentary No. 10," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), Mar., 2007, pp60-65;

Author: "Affirmative Assertions for Protective Measures against Hostile Takeovers (Part 7) - U.S. Business Law Thesis Commentary No. 11," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), Apr., 2007, pp50-53;

Author: "Affirmative Assertions for Protective Measures against Hostile Takeovers (Part 8) - U.S. Business Law Thesis Commentary No. 12," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), May, 2007, pp42-46;

Author: "Affirmative Assertions for Protective Measures against Hostile Takeovers (Part 9) - U.S. Business Law Thesis Commentary No. 13," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), July, 2007, pp48-51;

Author: "Affirmative Assertions for Protective Measures against Hostile Takeovers (Part 10) - U.S. Business Law Thesis Commentary No. 14," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), Aug., 2007, pp72-75;

Author: "Affirmative Assertions for Protective Measures against Hostile Takeovers (Part 11) - U.S. Business Law Thesis Commentary No. 15," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), Sept., 2007, pp42-45;

Author: "Affirmative Assertions for Protective Measures against Hostile Takeovers (Part 12) - U.S. Business Law Thesis Commentary No. 16," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), Oct., 2007, pp34-37;

Author: "Affirmative Assertions for Protective Measures against Hostile Takeovers (Part 13) - U.S. Business Law Thesis Commentary No. 17," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), Nov., 2007, pp60-63;

Author: "Affirmative Assertions for Protective Measures against Hostile Takeovers (Part 14) - U.S. Business Law Thesis Commentary No. 18," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), Dec., 2007, pp74-77;

Author: "Affirmative Assertions for Protective Measures against Hostile Takeovers (Part 15) - U.S. Business Law Thesis Commentary No. 19," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), Jan., 2008, pp78-81;

Author: "Affirmative Assertions for Protective Measures against Hostile Takeovers (Part 16) - U.S. Business Law Thesis Commentary No. 20," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), Feb., 2008, pp76-79;

Author: "Affirmative Assertions for Protective Measures against Hostile Takeovers (Part 17) - U.S. Business Law Thesis Commentary No. 21," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), Mar., 2008, pp52-55;

Author: "Affirmative Assertions for Protective Measures against Hostile Takeovers (Part 18) - U.S. Business Law Thesis Commentary No. 22," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), Apr., 2008, pp76-79;

Author: "Affirmative Assertions for Protective Measures against Hostile Takeovers (Part 19) - U.S. Business Law Thesis Commentary No. 23," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), May, 2008, pp62-65;

Author: "Affirmative Assertions for Protective Measures against Hostile Takeovers (Part 20) - U.S. Business Law Thesis Commentary No. 24," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), June, 2008, pp64-68;

Author: "Affirmative Assertions for Protective Measures against Hostile Takeovers (Part 21) - U.S. Business Law Thesis Commentary No. 25," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), July, 2008, pp66-69;

Author: "Affirmative Assertions for Protective Measures against Hostile Takeovers (Part 22) - U.S. Business Law Thesis Commentary No. 26," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), Aug., 2008, pp70-73;

Author: "Affirmative Assertions for Protective Measures against Hostile Takeovers (Part 23) - U.S. Business Law Thesis Commentary No. 27," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), Sept., 2008, pp70-73;

Author: "Affirmative Assertions for Protective Measures against Hostile Takeovers (Part 24) - U.S. Business Law Thesis Commentary No. 28," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), Oct., 2008, pp72-75;

Author: "Affirmative Assertions for Protective Measures against Hostile Takeovers (Part 25) - U.S. Business Law Thesis Commentary No. 29," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), Dec., 2008, pp44-46;

Author: "Affirmative Assertions for Protective Measures against Hostile Takeovers (Part 26) - U.S. Business Law Thesis Commentary No. 30," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), Mar., 2009, pp48-51;

Author: "Triangle Mergers," Junkan Keiri Joho (Chuo Keizai Sha), vol. 1141 (Feb., 2007), 7-19;

Author: "Go-shop Clause," The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan), May, 2009 - July, 2009;

Theses (English) F Author: "Dowa Model Threatens Shareholder Rights," The IFLR Guide to Japan 2007 (IFLR), 39-41 (2007);

Author: "Triangle Mergers in Japan," The American Lawyer-Global 100 (The American Lawyer), Oct., 2007;

Author: "Stipulation of provisions for restricting business combinations in articles of incorporation of Japanese corporation," ALM Guide to Global Mergers & Acquisitions 2008, Jan., 2008;

Author: "The best line of defense," IFLR, The 2008 Guide to Japan, Jan., 2008;

Author: "Bull-Dog Sauce's Rights Plan Held by the Supreme Court of Japan to Be Held Valid," US Foreign Direct Investment (The American Lawyer), May, 2008;

Author: "Facilitating Reliability and Efficiency of Board - Outside Director vs. Independent Director," US Foreign Direct Investment: A Global Guide (The American Lawyer), Oct., 2008.

In the Press F Interview article entitled "Imperative to have highly-sophisticated English-speaking attorneys who would be able to make aggressive discussions in English," in the Oct., 2005 edition of The Lawyers (ILS Shuppan); and

Comments set forth in an article, entitled "Is a US agent a PE-\Clarify the nature of foreign facilities," of the Nikkei Business Daily, dated November 7, 1994, at 28.

Areas of Practice F (The entities whose names are underlined below are clients of those law firms to which Mr. Kamori belonged or belongs.)

Corporate (including M&As)
Those matters in which Mr.Kamori was involved during a six (6)-year period in which he belonged to Dewey Ballantine LLP, then one of the so-called blue-chip law firms in New York City:
(1) Mitsubishi Estate's acquisition of Rockefeller Group, Inc.;
(2) Nippon Life Insurance Company's acquisition of New England General Insurance Co.;
(3) Alcoa's joint venture with Kobe Steel;
(4) Sale of interests in DHL to Japan Airlines, Nissho Iwai and Lufthanza Airlines;
(5) Kikkoman Corporation's acquisition of the processed food products business of Del Monte in the Far East;
(6) Kikkoman Corporation's acquisition of a minority interest in the Philippines pineapple business of Del Monte;
(7) Syndicate loan by a group of Japanese banks (led by The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan (currently Shinsei Bank)) for the purpose of Ishihara Sangyo's acquisition of all of the capital stock of SDS Enterprises from Fermenta AB;
(8) Eli Lilly's sale of its Qualicaps (Gelatin Capsules) business to Shionogi & Co., Ltd.;
(9) Joint venture between Mitsui Mining Co., Ltd., Sumitomo Corporation and the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (currently the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) of Japan and a certain United States corporation in respect of a coal mine called Bull Mountains in the State of Montana, U.S.A.;
(10) Syndicate loan by a group of Japanese banks (led by The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan) for the purpose of EIE International's construction and acquisition of Four Seasons Hotel located in midtown of New York City;
(11) Acquisition by closely-related customers of The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan of a controlling interest in Washington Harbour, a commercial real property, located in Washington, D.C., U.S.A.; and
(12) Acuisition of Gumpfs Inc., a California corporation, and Gumpfs Inc., a Texas corporation, by GMP Acuisition Corp., with which TOBU U.S.A., Inc. (a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Tobu Department Store) executed a Consulting and Financial Services Agreement.

Those matters in which Mr. Kamori was involved when he belonged to law firms in Japan:
(13) Motorolafs acquisition of 50% of the capital stock of Aizu-Toko Kabushiki Kaisha, from Toko Kabushiki Kaisha;
(14) Motorola's other acquisitions of, and joint ventures with, various Japanese companies including Toshiba and Toko;
(15) Minebea's acquisitions of various Japanese companies;
(16) Acquisition by foreign investors of a part of the capital stock of Arisawa Mfg. (issuance of, at the option of the relevant investors, Global Depositary Receipts (GDRs) pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933; such GDRs were designated for trading in PORTAL (Private Offerings, Releases and Trading through Automated Linkages) of National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc.; The Bank of New York acted as depositary of Global Depositary Shares represented by such GDRs; an application for exemption was submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933);
(17) Takeover bid by Olympus Corporation for the purpose of acquiring ITX Corporation;
(18) MBO of Cecile Co., Ltd. by a former CEO of a subsidiary of Livedoor (incomplete);
(19) Acquisition by Teleperformance, a French company, of a part of the capital stock of Atec (currently Atec/Teleperformance), a Japanese corporation;
(20) Fujisei Corporation K.K.fs business transfer, in connection with which Tokai Tokyo Securities acted as advisor for the parent company of Fujisei Corporation K.K. (incomplete);
(21) Stock-acquisition finance/stock lending relating to Livedoorfs attempted acquisition of Nippon Broadcasting System, with Credit Suisse, a Switzerland corporation and Livedoor, acting as ultimate lender, medium lender and ultimate borrower (incomplete);
(22) Chrchill Capital Ltd.fs exercise of its appraisal right in connection with NECfs TOB to acquire NEC Infrontia Corporation;
(23) MBO involving Calyon Securities, Tokyo Branch (currently Credit Agricole Securities Asia B.V., Tokyo Branch), acting as arranger (incomplete);
(24) CCI Co., Ltd.fs acquisition of Shimoda Ecotech Co., Ltd. from Hitachi Kinzoku Co., Ltd.;
(25) SISEL International AGfs (a Switzerland corporation) acquisition of Sisel Japan Co., Ltd. (a Japanese corporation), from its sole shareholder;
(26) UL Systems, Inc.fs acquisition of Care Brains Co., Ltd., from its founder;
(27) Albemarle Corporationfs acquisition of Sud-Chemiefs catalysts business (incomplete);
(28) A TSE-1st Section listed companyfs acquisition of Mille Corporation (an investment advisory registered company) (incomplete);
(29) Imerys S.A.fs Japanese subsidiaryfs acquisition of Tokai Ceramics Co., Ltd. (f/k/a Toshiba Ceramics Co., Ltd.);
(30) Hexagon Metrology K.K.fs acquisition of TESA K.K., with, subsequently, the latter being merged into the former;
(31) Management-buyout of a Japanese unlisted corporation;
(32) Hostile takeover (by means of debt-equity swaps and a proxy fight), by the founder of a Japanese corporation, of the controlling interest in such corporation from a fund controlled by a large Japanese bank;
(33) Merger between Imerys S.A.fs Japanese subsidiary (Calderys Japan Co., Ltd.) and Tokai Ceramics Co., Ltd. (f/k/a Toshiba Ceramics Co., Ltd.);
(34) Mergers and acquisitions involving three (3) Japanese subsidiaries of Hexagon AB (a Switzerland corporation);
(35) Hexagon AB's Japanese subsidiary's purchase of a major part of the business of Geosurf Corporation, a Japanese corporation; and
(36) Organizing a Japan joint venture, to which Oxford Performance Materials, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and JSR Corporation, a Japanese corporation, made indirect capital contributions in the aggregate amount of U.S. 6 million.

Structured Finance/ Project Finance
(1) Maruzen Oil (currently Cosmo Oil) and the Government of Iranfs joint project for the purpose of building an petroleum processing plant in Teheran (incomplete) - Mr. Kamori was involved in long-term negotiations with the Iranian Government;
(2) Loans, in the Aggregate Principal Amount of up to US$3,468,000, from The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan to ZCWK Associates L.P.;
(3) Loans, in the Aggregate Principal Amount of up to US$16,532,000, from The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan to New York Communications Center Associates L.P.;
(4) US$55,000,000 Promisory Note from Copley Plaza Hotel Limited Partnership to The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan;
(5) Hotel Jerome Refinance with The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan;
(6) Securitization, in foreign markets, of commercial buildings owned by Landic Co., Ltd., a Japanese real property company, by Orchid Properties Tokutei Mokuteki Kaisha (a specified purpose company under Japanese law and a wholly-owned subsidiary of that certain U.S. limited partnership organized by CS First Boston, Donaldson, Rafkin & Jenrett, Westbrook (a major U.S. real-property developer) and Mitsui Fudosan (a major Japanese real-property developer));
(7) Structured finance- and refinance-transactions involving Mycalfs (then a major Japanese retailer) retail-shopping facilities, arranged by CS First Boston (Mr. Kamori acted as counsel to the equity-taker of the project in whole);
(8) Sale of receivables of tenant security deposits from a Cayman Islands company to a U.S. investment bankfs affiliate;
(9) Various structured-finance transactions, in foreign markets, of consumer finance loans originated by Hitachi Shinpan by taking advantage of a trust structure. The transaction structure used in connection with such structured-finance transactions took advantage of a qualified (true) trust and was able to dispense with any notice under Article 24, paragraph 2 of the Money Lending Business Act (Act No. 32 of 1983, as amended) and, at the present time, is commonly used, but such transaction structure did not exist until the emergence of the first of such structured-finance transactions. The following are some examples of such transactions:
(a) US$ 120,000,000 HABS Corp. Floating Rate Notes, Series 2000-1, with Hitachi Shinpan acting as originator; and
(b) JPY 5,350,000,000 HABS Corp. Floating Rate Notes, Series 2001-1, with Hitachi Shinpan acting as originator;
(10) JPY5,750,000,000 Tri-City Fuding Limited Japanese Yen Bonds (2003), with Credit Suisse First Boston (Europe) Limited acting as underwriter;
(11) Securitization of the subordinate portion of the Sakurano Department Store Project arranged by CS First Boston;
(12) Bridge Loan from Stark Investments, Inc. to HKD Property Holdings, Y.K., in which Shinwa Toshi Kaihatsu K.K., and Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. indirectly had T.K. interests (with a major Japanese trade house, too, acting as a T.K. investor in connection with the relevant project), extended for the purpose of completing the project called gKawanishi New Town Projecth;
(13) Issuance of collateralized bonds of Wheelock Azabujuban Tokutei Mokuteki Kaisha (guanteed by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation; Originator: Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.);
(14) Issuance of collateralized bonds of ProLogis Tokai Specified Purpose Company for the purpose of financing Prologis Park Nagoya Y.K.fs lease of the real property called gProLogis Tokai Projecth from Mitsubishi Trust and Banking Corporation (Placement Agent and Purchaser: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation); and
(15) Issuance of collateralized bonds of ProLogis Tatsumi Specified Purpose Company for the purpose of financing ProLogis Tatsumi's lease of the real property called gProLogis Tatsumi Projecth from Morgan Trust and Banking Corporation (Placement Agent and Purchaser: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation).
(16) Purchase of the trust-beneficial interest in the real property-project called gItabashi Olympich by a Japanese corporation (Lender: Sumitomo Trust Bank; Trustee: Mizuho Trust Bank).

Capital Markets
(1) Gabinet Da Area De Sines Japanese Yen Notes of 1983-Series A Guranteed by the Republic of Portugal, in connection with which The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan, together with other financial institutions, acted as purchaser;
(2) Barclays Plcfs listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange;
(3) Royal Bank of Canadafs listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange;
(4) Pharmaciafs (currently Pfizer Inc.) listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange;
(5) Duke Power Company Secured Medium Term Noted;
(6) US$250,000,000 loan from The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan and four other Japanese banks to a securities company, an affiliate of Bankers Trust Company;
(7) Multiple issues of the State of New Jerseyfs industrial revenue bonds, each backed by a letter of credit of The Industrial Development Bank of Japan, Ltd.;
(8) Two US$200,000,000 (in total, US$400,000,000) commercial paper programs of DIC Americas, Inc., each backed by a letter of credit of Mitsubishi Bank (currently MUFG Bank, Ltd.);
(9) Two US$200,000,000 (in total, US$400,000,000) commercial paper programs of DIC Americas, Inc., each backed by a letter of credit of Fuji Bank (currently Mizuho Bank);
(10) Two US$200,000,000 (in total, US$400,000,000) commercial paper programs of DIC Americas, Inc., each backed by a letter of credit of The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan;
(11) Medium-term note program of a U.S. subsidiary of Mitsubishi Estate;
(12) US$200,000,000 commercial paper program of Sun Chemical Corporation backed by a letter of credit of The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan;
(13) Multi-borrower commercial paper program of First Funding Corporation of America backed by a letter of credit of The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan;
(14) Multi-borrower commercial paper program of Dunlop Tire Corporation backed by a letter of credit of The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan;
(15) Sumitomo Corp. of America Medium-Term Notes Series A
(16) Multiple filings of Registration Statements in respect of Foreign Securities Investment Trust and of Securities Notifications, on behalf of CIBC Bank and Trust Company, relating to sales of units of Grosvenor Multi-Strategy Unit Trust (Sales Agents: Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Japan Limited, Tokyo Branch, and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Nippon Securities, Ltd.);
(17) Merrill Lyncvh & Co., Inc. J-MITTS 2 (US$17,400,000 0.50% Nikkei U.S.$ Japanese-Market Index Target-Term Securities due September 20, 2004 pursuant to the Euro Medium-Term Note Program)
(18) JPY75,000,000,000 Merrill Lyncvh & Co., Inc. Shelf Registration;
(19) Multiple issues of Merrill Lyncvh & Co., Inc. FX Cap;
(20) Multiple issues of Merrill Lyncvh & Co., Inc. ML6;
(21) Multiple issues of Merrill Lyncvh & Co., Inc. Knock-in Bonds;
(22) Merrill Lyncvh & Co., Inc. Nichiei Bonds (Euro Yen/US Dollar Dual Currency Bonds, with Yen Redemption Clause);
(23) JPY10,000,020,000 Merrill Lyncvh & Co., Inc. Exchangeable Bonds;
(24) Merrill Lyncvh & Co., Inc. Exchangeable Bonds II;
(25) Merrill Lyncvh & Co., Inc. Exchangeable Bonds III;
(26) US$30,000,000 Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. 1.00 per cent. Trigger - Call Notes;
(27) JPY10,000,000,000 Merrill Lyncvh & Co., Inc. Japanese Yen Bonds - Second Series (2000);
(28) JPY65,000,000,000 Merrill Lyncvh & Co., Inc. Japanese Yen Bonds - Third Series (2000);
(29) US$22,000,000 Merrill Lyncvh & Co., Inc. U.S. Dollar Notes due August 29, 2001;
(30) JPY1,500,000,000 Merrill Lyncvh & Co., Inc. Japanese Yen Notes due August 29, 2002;
(31) JPY500,000,000 Merrill Lyncvh & Co., Inc. Japanese Yen Notes due August 29, 2003;
(32) JPY100,000,000,000 Merrill Lyncvh & Co., Inc. Shelf Registration Statement,dated August 4, 2000;
(33) Merrill Lynch Co., Inc. ML PER 30 (Index-linked bonds);
(34) Merrill Lynch Ravit Trust;
(35) CITADELfs attempted establishment of its Japn subsidiary holding 1st-class securities license (incomplete);
(36) Legal and tax advice, with respect to Japanese aspects, in connection with IMI Plcfs 1995 Executive Share Option Scheme;
(37) Johnson & Johnson Medical K.K.fs DM 180,000,000 Principal Amount of 5% Notes due 2001 unconditionally and irrevocably guarantees as to principal and interest by Johnson & Johnson;
(38) Redemption- related matters relating to Toshiba Ceramics Co., Ltd. US$50,000,000 3% Convertible Bonds 2000;
(39) Legal and tax advice, with respect to Japanese aspects, in connection with Imperial Brands Plcfs Discretionary Share Award Plan in 2017;
(40) Legal and tax advice, with respect to Japanese aspects, in connection with Vitec Group Plcfs Restricted Share Plan 2019;
(41) Legal and tax advice, with respect to Japanese aspects, in connection with Imperial Brands Plcfs 2020 Award Grants and 2017 Award Vestings;
(42) Multiple filings, on behalf of Wasatch Advisors, Inc., of Substantial Share Holding Reports and Amendment Reports with the Kanoto Local Finance Bureau;
(43) Multiple filings, on behalf of Grandeur Peak Global Advisors, LLC, of Substantial Share Holding Reports and Amendment Reports with the Kanoto Local Finance Bureau;
(44) Multiple filings, on behalf of Brahman Capital Corp., of Substantial Share Holding Reports and Amendment Reports with the Kanoto Local Finance Bureau;
(45) Multiple filings, on behalf of L-R Managers, LLC, of Substantial Share Holding Reports and Amendment Reports with the Kanoto Local Finance Bureau; and
(46) Multiple filings, on behalf of Denver Investment Advisors LLC, of Substantial Share Holding Reports and Amendment Reports with the Kanoto Local Finance Bureau.

Private Finance
(1) Term loan from Motorola Semiconductor Japan Ltd. to Toko Kabushiki Kaisha;
(2) Multiple term loans from The Industrial Development Bank of Japan, Ltd. to Enron Corporation;
(3) US$50,000,000 term loan from a group of Japanese banks (led by The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan) to Dunlop Tire Corporation;
(4) US$ 125,000,000 revolving credit loan to CNN Center Ventures, with Tuner Broadcasting System, Inc. and LTCB Trust Company (a New York subsidiary of The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan) acting as guarantor and agent, respectively;
(5) Credit Agreement (tender offer-related finance) among The Black & Decker Corporation, et al. (as borrowers), LTCB Trust Company (a New York subsidiary of The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan, et al. (as lenders) and Citibank, N.A. (as agent); and
(6) Interest Rate and Currency Exchange Agreement between Mitsui Trust and OAK-Mitsui Partnership, jointly owned by Allied-Signal Inc. and Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd., the notional amount of which agreement is US$32,400,000.

Commercial Real Estate
(1) Various financings by The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan and Chase Manhattan Bank for the purposes of the construction and/or acquisition of commercial real properties in the United States;
(2) Various acquisitions by Mitsubishi Estate and Sumitomo Corporation of real properties in the United States;
(3) Purchase of the real property located in the town of Middletown, Delaware County, New York, by Kizumi Co., Ltd. and Taisei Oncho Kogyo Company Limited from Kass Inn Associates;
(4) Sale of the real estate called gStella Hills Kawanishih from Yugen-sekinin-chukan-hojin HKD Trustee to Stella Hills Specified Purpose Company controlled by Nisshin Saiken Kaishu Co., Ltd. (currently Blue Horizon Asset Management Co., Ltd.); and
(5) Sale of The Windermere (400-406 West 57th Street, New York, New York) from a Japanese corporation and certain individuals to Windermere Properties LLC.

Restructuring
(1) Negotiations, on behalf of Seiwa Lease (Taisei Constructionfs subsidiary) in its capacity as creditor, with Japan Lesing (later GE Capital Leasing), which applied for corporate reorganization procedures;
(2) Liquidation of K.L. America Inc., a wholly-owned Delaware sususidiary of Kyushu Leasing Service Co.,Ltd.;
(3) Liquidation of Stella Blu Capital (USA), Inc., a wholly-owned Hawaii subsidiary of Awaji Kotsu Co., Ltd.;
(4) Global settlement agreement of ACA Financial Guaranty Corporation, to which Mizuho International plc (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.) was a party;
(5) Filing an application of each of civil rehabilitation procedures and, later, bankruptcy proceedings, on behalf of Nichiei Shoji K.K., which had jewelry-sale space in Mitsukoshi Department Storefs Main Store; and
(6) Liquidation, in Japan, of World Service Life Insurance Company of Colorado (currently, Lincoln Memorial Life Insurance Company), Austin, Texas, U.S.A.
(7) Successfully recovering unpaid fees of Dewey Ballantine (later Dewey & LeBoeuf) from a master trust among Hitachi Capital Limited, as initial sponsor, AEL Corporation, as sponsor and applicant for corporate reorganization procedures (Chapter 11 procedures in a U.S. sense), and J.P. Morgan Trust Bank Ltd., as trustee;

Leveraged Lease
(1) Leveraged lease financing for Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc. in the State of Indiana, U.S.A.

White-collar Crime/ Cross-border Crime
(1) Hitachi vs. IBM Case (1982-1983)[1];
(2) U.S. antitrust case, in which we negotiated, together with U.S. attorneys, with the U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of a former executive of Nippon Cargo Airlines Co., Ltd., for the purpose of avoiding such former executive being arrested in, or extradited to, the United States, which we were successful in avoiding; and
(3) Transfer of three (3) Israeli inmates to Israel under Japanfs international system for transferring inmates, at the request of a certain entity comprised of Jewish people.

[1] This case is referred to in the gIntellectual Propertyh section hereinbelow as well.

Intellectual Property
(1) Hitachi vs. IBM Case (1982-1983);
(2) Representation of Sega Enterprises, Ltd. in connection with provisional attachments, provisional injunctions and trials on the merits in respect of various kinds of copyright and trademark infringements (in 1982, Mr. Kamori, together with his colleagues, won, for the first time in Japan, a civil suit in which the relevant court judged that game software should be deemed a cinematographic work(s) under the Copyright Act of Japan (Law 48 of 1970, as amended));
(3) Representation of owners of French high-class brands, including Celine, Lavin and Ninarich, in connection with injunction and damage compensation lawsuits in respect of infringements of their respective trademark rights; and
(4) Representation of foreign companies including Merrill Lynch in connection with their respective applications for registrations of trademarks and their respective filings of lawsuits relating to trademark right infringements.

Complicated Litigation/ Arbitration
(1) Litigation matters referred to in clauses (1) through (4) of the "Intellectual Property" section above;
(2) Two civil actions filed against Taiheiyo Cement Corporationfs indirect U.S. subsidiary and other entities in the Hillsborough County Circuit Court, Florida: a putative class action captioned Niemoeller, et al. v. Coronet Phosphate Co., et al., and an action filed by individual plaintiffs captioned Franco, et al. v. Coronet Industries, Inc., seeking damages and equitable relief;
(3) Settlement, made under the rules of The Japan Commercial Arbitration Association, in favor of a well-known Australian martial-art fighter, pursuant to which a large world-wide marshal-art association agreed to pay a large amount of money to such fighter; and
(4) Settlement, in the Tokyo High (appellate) Court, in favor of a U.S. citizen, ordering her former spouse, a former executive of a large U.S. real estate investment firm, to pay US$2.9 million to such U.S. citizen (the judgment of the first trial in the Tokyo District is set forth in Tokyo District Courtfs judgment dated March 28, 2011, Hanta 1351-241).

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KEIICHIRO SUE
Education F The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1982); Legal Training
and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of
Japan (Diploma, 1984); Leuven Catholic University,
Belgium (LL.M., 1992); Columbia University (LL.M.,
1994); Hitotsubashi University (JSD, 2009).
Admitted F 1984, Japan; 1995, New York.
Professional
Experience
F Allen & Overy, Brussels (1992-1993); Loeff Claeys
Verbeke, Brussels (1993); Mayer, Brown & Plat,
Chicago (1994-1995); Ministry of Economy, Trade
and Industry (1999-2001); Lecturer, Hitotsubashi University Law School (Practical International Economy Law) (2005-Present); Outside director of MetaWater Co., Ltd. (2014-Present); NHK Spring Co., Ltd. (2015-Present).
Member F The Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association; New York Bar.
Languages F Japanese and English.
Practice Areas F Labor and employment; Trade disputes; Litigation.
E-mail F sue@blakemore.gr.jp
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TAKASHI HIRANO
Education F Chuo University (LL.B., 1980); Legal Training and
Research Institute of the Supreme Court of
Japan (Diploma, 1985).
Admitted F 1985, Japan.
Professional
Experience
F Professor at Cyber University (2012-Present);
Yagi & Ushijima (1985-1988); Masuda, Funai,
Eifert & Mitchell (1988-1990); Blakemore &
Mitsuki (1990-2000); Head of Law and Corporate
Affairs, Microsoft Asia Limited (2000-2003);
Executive Officer/Law and Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Co., Ltd (2003-2006); Blakemore & Mitsuki (2006-Present); Fellow of Computer Software Association Japan; Councilman of Software Information Center; Statutory Auditor of Morpho, Inc.; Statutory Auditor of FALTEC Co., Ltd.; Member of Copyright Law Association Japan, Intellectual Law Association Japan, Antitrust Law Association Japan.; Chef Examiner of a committee for 2020 revised system development model contract in Information Promotion Technology Agency@Japan
Member F Daini Tokyo Bar Association.
Languages F Japanese and English.
E-mail F hirano@blakemore.gr.jp
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TAKETO NASU
Education F Sophia University (LL.B., 1991); Legal Training and
Research Institute of the Supreme Court of
Japan (Diploma, 1996); The University of Texas
School of Law (LL.M., 2000).
Admitted F 1996, Japan; 2001, New York.
Professional
Experience
F Yuasa & Hara, Tokyo, Japan (1996-1999,
2002-2009); Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur,
Columbus, Ohio (2001-2002); Lecturer, Japan
Patent Attorneys Association (2005-2012);
Visiting Lecturer, Toin University of Yokohama Law School, Yokohama, Japan (2006-2014); Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Nippon Thompson Co., Ltd. (2013-Present); Instructor (in charge of advocacy of civil cases), Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court (2014-2017).
Member F The Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association; New York State Bar Association; American Bar Association; Japan Association of Industrial Property Law; Copyright Law Association of Japan; Corporate Law Study Group and Bankruptcy Law Study Group of the All-around Legal Research Institute of Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association.
Languages F Japanese and English.
Practice Areas F Intellectual Property Law (Patent, Utility Model, Design, Trademark, Unfair Competition, Copyright); Corporate Law.
E-mail F nasu@blakemore.gr.jp
Publications F "Litigation and Preliminary Injunction," "Consideration of ADR, e.g., Arbitration," Q&A Practices in Prevention of and Response to Troubles with Intellectual Property, Shin-Nihon Hoki, 2006; "Patent Infringement and Scope of Injunction," Precedents in Corporate Legal Practice Case Study 300 (Vol. of Business Transaction and Intellectual Property), Kinzai, 2007; co-author and editor, "Essence of Legal Practice for Corporate Officers," Seibunsha, 2007; "Introduction to the U.S. Intellectual Property Cases - MedImmune, Inc. v. Genentech, Inc., et. al.," Journal of the Japanese Institute of International Business Law, Vol. 35, No. 8, 2007; "Introduction to the U.S. Intellectual Property Cases - Benitec Australia, Ltd. v. Nucleonics, Inc.," Journal of the Japanese Institute of International Business Law, Vol. 36, No. 7, 2008; "Introduction to the U.S. Intellectual Property Cases - Akira Akazawa, et. al. v. Link New Technology Int'l, Inc.," Journal of the Japanese Institute of International Business Law, Vol. 37, No. 3, 2009; co-author, "IP High Court's First Hearing of Public Opinion: Possibility of Adopting Amicus Brief System in Japan (Business Legal Practice, Vol. 14, No. 6, 2014); gInjunction Systems against Patent Infringementh Intellectual Property Management, Vol. 67, No. 7, 2017; etc.
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MUNEHIKO WATANABE
Education F International Christian University, The College of Liberal Arts, Division of Social Sciences (BA, 1998); The University of Tokyo School of Law (J.D., 2007); Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (Diploma, 2010).
Admitted F 2010, Japan.
Professional
Experience
F Mizuho Bank, Ltd. (formerly The Fuji Bank, Ltd.) (mainly involved in the fields of loans, derivatives, and the disposition of non-performing loans) (1998-2004).
Member F Daini Tokyo Bar Association.
Languages F Japanese and English.
E-mail F munehiko.watanabe@blakemore.gr.jp
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