The newly minted Squire Patton Boggs has announced that it has combined with Mamiya Law Offices in Tokyo, according to a press release from Squire Patton Boggs. The Tokyo firm has five lawyers and is corporate and transactional based.
Mamiya Law Offices opened in 2008. The founding partner is Jun Mamiya. The firm focuses on domestic and international transactions, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, securities, private equity and corporate restructuring.
Ken Kurosu, the Asia Regional Coordinator and Office Managing Partner in Tokyo for Squire Patton Boggs, said: “We have developed a strong relationship with Mamiya-sensei, having first worked together almost 20 years ago. Not only do we share a number of major public institutional clients, but there are synergies with our financial services and intellectual property practices in Tokyo, which will lead to new and exciting opportunities in Japan as well as elsewhere around the world.”
Jun Mamiya graduated from the Law Faculty of Kyushu University and Japan’s Legal Research and Training Institute.
The global managing partner of clients & strategy for Squire Patton Boggs, Steve Mahon, said: “Our combination with Mamiya-sensei and his team supports our strategy to enhance our position as the leading legal service provider across the Asia Pacific region, to augment our market-leading Tokyo presence, and to strengthen our Japanese law expertise in key areas such as securities and corporate governance.”
Jun Mamiya said the following about Squire Patton Boggs: “Squire Patton Boggs presents a leading global platform and depth of experience in countries where our clients seek to do business. As part of a global practice we will now be able to offer clients considerable added value and leverage our presence to support our clients on significant international projects.”
With this announcement, Squire Patton Boggs now has close to 40 lawyers in Tokyo and more than 140 lawyers in the Asia Pacific region.