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Nick Wall



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Nick Wall



 Nick is widely recognised in Tokyo among clients and peers for his legal skills, business acumen, and fully bilingual English and Japanese ability.

Nick has over 20 years’ experience advising on Japanese inbound and outbound corporate M&A and joint ventures with significant experience in a number of sectors including automotive, consumer and retail, financial services, manufacturing and technology.

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Publications: 09 December 2022

Southeast Asia, Japan, UK and Middle East primed for deal-making in 2023

We expect these four markets to be a nexus for M&A activity in the months to come. And while the primary drivers are different, they all share a common trait – a relative openness to foreign…

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Publications: 12 November 2021

Podcast: APAC M&A Insights - Japan’s shifting attitudes change M&A market dynamics

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Experience highlights



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Registered Foreign Lawyer (England & Wales), Japan, 2012

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2004


LLM, London School of Economics (LSE), University of London, 2000

LLB, Hitotsubashi University, 1997

Other noteworthy experience


  •  NTT Communications Corporation on its acquisition of a majority stake in the e-shelter group, a European market leader in the construction and management of data centres.
  • Alpha Corporation on the acquisition of the automotive locks business of Assa Abloy in Europe.
  • Daidoh Limited on its acquisition of a controlling stake (65%) in Pontetorto S.p.A, from Victoria S.p.A, Enrico Banci and Luigi Banci. Pontetorto is an Italian fabrics and textile producer, recognised as a leader in the design and production of top-quality technical fabrics for fashion and sportswear.
  • Fast Retailing (Owner of Uniqlo brand of clothing) on the acquisition of Nelson Finance SAS (French company which owns the Comptoir des Cotonniers brand of women’s casual wear), and Princesse tam.tam brand-maker Petit Véhicule.
  • Mitsubishi Corporation on the sale of Flexitech Holdings SAS, the world’s leading designer and supplier of hydraulic brake hoses to the automotive industry with facilities across France, Romania, the United States, Mexico and Brazil.
  • A group of financial institutions in relation to the global integration of their corporate lending business.
  • MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, Inc., on its acquisition of a minority stake (GBP 800 million) in ReAssure Jersey One Limited, a closed-book life insurer and a subsidiary of Swiss Re group.
  • Neopharma LLC in its acquisition of a factory manufacturing pharmaceutical products from an affiliate of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings.
  • A global financial institution on the formation of a joint venture with another global financial institution.
  • NKSJ Holdings on its acquisition of Lloyd’s of London’s insurer, Canopius Group.