Awards & Rankings 11.14.18
Former Japan Practice Leader Receives Prestigious Order of the Rising Sun
Pillsbury provides comprehensive legal services to our clients addressing antitrust, employment, employee benefits, environment, government contracts, intellectual property, real estate, regulation and tax issues and disputes. Our lawyers handle matters through a clear understanding of our clients’ strategic goals and a flexible and forward-thinking approach. We assist clients with:
Pillsbury represents international corporations, including Japanese companies, in connection with M&A, venture capital, strategic alliances, securities trading and other corporate transactions matters. We have more than 200 corporate-focused lawyers handling matters in various legal areas, including financing, stock investment, corporate governance and compliance.
Our firm represents Japanese clients in business litigation in the U.S. and other regions. We have litigated matters for Japanese clients including major banks, trading firms and manufacturers in various industries such as electronics, heavy industry, sports equipment, chemicals, food, pharmaceuticals, automobiles, semiconductors and office tools.
Energy and Infrastructure Projects
Pillsbury’s Projects lawyers have deep experience providing pragmatic advice to Japanese and international companies on complex, cross-border matters. We advise on energy and infrastructure projects across a range of sectors including transport, power, water, LNG, chemical and petrochemicals, and in a range of upstream and downstream energy work, including acquisitions and disposals, joint operating agreements, farmout agreements, PSCs and concession agreements, and gas and LNG sale and purchase agreements, as well as EPC and construction work.
We help clients develop comprehensive IP strategies, protecting, managing, asserting, defending and leveraging their patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, trade secrets and other IP assets. We assist with IP audits and negotiate licensing and technology transfer agreements. In addition, our highly regarded IP practice in the United States have represented clients before the U.S. Supreme Court and federal courts in all jurisdictions, including regional federal appellate courts and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and have extensive experience before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Customs Service, the ITC, alternative dispute resolution tribunals and ICAAN. Pillsbury has a department in our Tokyo office devoted to working on IP issues and a Japanese patent professional who represents clients before the Japan Patent Office and litigates IP disputes.
Advised Japanese information and health technology giant Hoya Corporation in its 27-billion-yen investment in a consortium led by Boston’s Bain Capital to purchase Toshiba’s flash memory chip business for $17.8 billion.
Represented Sumitomo Chemical Corporation on the development and expansion of a multibillion-dollar integrated refining and petrochemicals Rabigh II Complex (MEA Petrochemical 2015 Deal of the Year, PFI magazine).
Representing Japanese industrial company in multibillion-dollar ICC arbitration stemming from claimed failure of certain critical components our client supplied for Southern California Edison’s San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.
Voted by Japanese companies as one of the top seven U.S. firms for overseas legal issues in a 2014 survey conducted by Japanese newspaper Nikkei.
Project Finance International recognized Pillsbury’s representation of Sumitomo Chemical in connection with the Petro Rabigh 2 project as its Middle East and Africa Petrochemical Deal of the Year.
Legal industry consulting firm BTI ranked Pillsbury as “One of the 25 Most Recommended Law Firms among General Counsel” in 2016.