(from left) Motonori Araki, Mitsuyoshi Saito

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has recruited partners Motonori Araki and Mitsuyoshi Saito from Morrison & Foerster, with the former appointed managing partner of the Tokyo office.

Araki, who is making a return to the firm, practices in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, intellectual property licensing, and international dispute resolution involving a variety of industries.

Saito advises on corporate, dispute resolution, and labor and employment-related matters.

“I am very pleased to welcome Moto back to our firm, and into his new role as managing partner for Tokyo, along with Mitsu,” said the firm’s chairperson, Jami McKeon. “Together they will further solidify our services to clients in Japan and throughout the Asia-Pacific region during an exciting time for our firm in the region.”

Morgan Lewis has offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Almaty, and Astana, in addition to Tokyo.