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Hidetomo Futami

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2002, Japan; 2009, New York
E-mail
hidetomo.futami@city-yuwa.com
Languages
Japanese/English/Thai
Hidetomo Futami

Practices

Hidetomo Futami has extensive experience in cross-border transactions involving Southeast Asian countries, including direct investments, mergers & acquisitions and securities and finance matters. His expertise extends to laws and regulations relating to doing business in Thailand and its neighboring countries, such as corporate laws, labor laws and dispute resolution. He handles various aspects of corporate legal issues, with a focus on international transactions, and has wide experience in drafting and negotiating license agreements and development agreements, and other contracts.

Professional Background / Education

Professional Background

2002-2022
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
2008
Holland & Knight LLP (New York)
2009
Chandler & Thong-Ek Law Offices Limited (Bangkok, Thailand)
2012-2015
Chandler & Thong-Ek Law Offices Limited (with the MHM Bangkok Desk at the same offices) (Bangkok, Thailand)
2012-2014
Myanmar Legal Services Limited (non-regular position)
2015-2016
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
2017-2022
Chandler MHM Limited
2022 to Present
City-Yuwa Partners

Education

1999
The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)
2002
Legal Training and Research Institute
2009
Columbia Law School (LL.M.)

Professional Activities / Accolades

 - Awards -
■ The Best Lawyers in Japan by Best Lawyers: Corporate and M&A Law (2020 - 2023)
■ Asia Law Leading Lawyers by asialaw Profiles: Corporate/M&A (2014 - 2018)

Cross-Border Transactions
Advise a company listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange regarding the acquisition of preferred shares of a U.S. venture company.
Asia PracticePersonal Data Protection
Advised several Japanese companies on how to comply with the enforcement of the Personal Data Protection Act in Thailand.
Asia Practice
Investigated the misconduct in a Thai subsidiary of a company listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Supported for an investment promotion application in Thailand for a research and consulting company.
Advised a temporary staffing company listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange on the establishment of a recruiting company in Thailand.
Advised a public interest incorporated foundation on the establishment of a Thai office, etc.
Supported a major beverage manufacturer for an investment promotion application in Thailand.
Asia PracticeCross-Border Transactions
Advised a food manufacturer on a distribution agreement with a Thai company.
Asia PracticeDebt Collection and Enforcement
Advised a chemical manufacturer listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange regarding a lawsuit for accounts receivable and collection of receivables in Thailand.
Asia PracticeLabor Litigation and Arbitration
Advised a company listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange on a lawsuit for termination of employment in Thailand.
Asia PracticeM&A
Advised a material manufacturer listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange on an M&A (merger by incorporation) between listed subsidiaries in Thailand.
Advised a housing manufacturer listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange on the establishment of a joint venture company in Thailand and subdivision business.
Advised a publisher listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange regarding the establishment of a joint venture in Thailand.
Advised a major general trading company on M&A (acquisition) in Thailand and intra-group restructuring and labor.
Advised a major EC company on M&A (additional investment/sale) in Thailand.
Advised a major general trading company on capital and business alliance with a Thai conglomerate.
Advised a department store listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange regarding the establishment of a joint venture company in Thailand.
Advised a building materials manufacturer listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange regarding simultaneous M&A and joint venture of multiple companies in Thailand.
Advised an automotive and other parts manufacturer on the establishment of a joint venture company in Laos.
Advised a consumer goods manufacturer listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange on an M&A in Myanmar.
Advised a convenience store chain listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange regarding its expansion into Thailand, M&A, and joint venture.
Advised a chemical manufacturer listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange regarding the simultaneous incorporation of a subsidiary and a joint venture in Thailand.
Advised an IT company affiliated with a major general trading company on M&A, joint venture, and making a subsidiary in Thailand.
Advised a company listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange on M&A (acquisition) of a Malaysian information website management company.
Advised a consumer goods manufacturer listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange on M&A (acquisition) in Vietnam.
Advised a major restaurant chain on the sale and franchising of its joint venture interests in Thailand.
Advised a major food manufacturer on the establishment of a joint venture in Thailand.
Advised a major manufacturer on M&A (acquisition) of a Thai subsidiary of a parts manufacturer.
Asia PracticeAnti-Bribery & Corruption
Advised a company listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange regarding responses to a bribery case in Thailand.
Asia PracticeBanking and Other Financial Transactions
Advised a regional bank on the Thai baht-denominated loan to a Japanese company in Thailand.
Asia PracticeCommercial Litigation
Advised an automotive parts manufacturer on a lawsuit with its joint venture partner in Indonesia.