Chiyokazu Shindo

Chiyokazu Shindo

Senior Associate
Tokyo

Email chiyokazu.shindo@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +81 3 5157 8301

Fax +81 3 5157 8210

LanguagesJapanese, English

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Chiyokazu Shindo has extensive experience in corporate legal matters, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures, restructurings, capital raising, and regulatory, with an emphasis on cross-border M&A and private equity matters. 

He also has experience in various aspects of financial restructurings, including wind-downs, liquidation procedures and formal insolvency proceedings. He regularly advises private companies on matters of corporate law.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Chiyokazu was regional counsel for Japan and Asia-Pacific at HOYA Corporation, a Tokyo-listed supplier and seller of high-tech and medical products. At HOYA, he handled a wide range of legal matters, including successfully closing the company's strategic M&A deals across Japan and Asia-Pacific. Before joining HOYA, he worked in Frontier Management Inc., a management consultancy and M&A advisory company, and a Top 10 international law firm on M&A and related corporate matters.

Awards and recognitions

2020

Recommended in Corporate and M&A
Legal 500 Asia-Pacific

Education and admissions

Education

LL.M., Northwestern University School of Law

Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court

LL.B., Chuo University

Bar admissions and qualifications

Japan - Daini Tokyo Bar Association

New York

Representative experience

Advising Arm Limited (Arm), the UK-headquartered multinational semiconductor and software design company of SoftBank Group Corp. and SoftBank Vision Fund, in the US$40 billion sale of Arm to NVIDIA

Advising Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. on its acquisition of a 50% stake in a German geothermal power project and a joint venture with Marubeni Corporation

Advising Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation on its investment into and joint development of wind power projects in Sub-Saharan countries in Africa with Windlab Africa Proprietary Limited

Applied Materials on its multi-billion-dollar acquisition of Kokusai Electric's semiconductor manufacturing business in Japan

Advising Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and the commercial lenders on the financing of the US$2.6bn 1,200MW Van Phong I power project in Vietnam

Advising Neopost Group on the formation of a joint venture between its group company Neopost Shipping S.A. and Yamato Transport Co Ltd. 

Advising Marujun Co Ltd on the sale of Indiana Marujun, a U.S.-based provider of automotive parts for Honda of America to TOA Industry

Advising Exelon Corporation on the formation of a new 50:50 joint venture with The Japan Atomic Power Company, a pioneer in Japan’s nuclear power industry

Advising Travelport Global Ltd on its acquisition of Galileo Japan K.K.

Advising a Japanese medical device related company on the sale of its subsidiary's business

Advising Nakayama Steel Works on the management buyout of its subsidiary, Nankai Chemical Co., Ltd.

Advising a publicly traded Japanese company on its restructuring including negotiation with lenders and capital structuring*

Advising a publicly traded Japanese company on its out of court work-out including debt restructuring and financing from equity sponsors, and negotiation with a Japanese governmental fund to obtain support*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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