Chiyokazu Shindo

Chiyokazu Shindo


Email [email protected]​

Phone +81 3 5157 8301

Fax +81 3 5157 8210

LanguagesJapanese, English

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Chiyokazu Shindo is an experienced M&A and corporate lawyer with a broad practice advising both domestic and international clients on their corporate and transactional needs.

Qualified in Japan and New York, Chiyo regularly collaborates with M&A practitioners from our international offices on a variety of cross-border transactions, and provides clients with practical and business-oriented advice.

Chiyo counsels clients on a range of transactions and other corporate legal matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings, capital raising, regulatory matters, and energy matters (including renewable energy). He also has experience in various aspects of financial restructurings, including wind-downs, liquidation procedures, and out-of-court  proceedings. He regularly advises public and private companies on general matters of corporate law. Chiyo is a trusted advisor to his clients and draws upon his significant experience and international background to provide innovative solutions to their most pressing issues.

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 dealt with 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, as well as a Top 10 international law firm on M&A and related corporate matters.

Awards and recognitions

2020 - 2021

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

Education and admissions


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 Sojitz Corporation on its purchase from Helios Investment Partners of a 25% interest in the holding company of Axxela Limited, the largest private sector gas distributor in Nigeria

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

Advising Applied Materials on its proposed 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.

Loading data