Norton Rose adds corporate in Tokyo

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Norton Rose Fulbright has hired corporate, M&A and securities lawyer Isamu “Sam” Inohara as a partner in its Tokyo office.

Inohara, who focuses on complex cross-border M&A, has significant international experience and joins the firm from Morrison & Foerster’s Tokyo team.

Inohara has nearly two decades’ experience advising global Japanese and US-based companies on major cross-border acquisitions in various sectors including financial institutions, transportation and technology.

“Sam’s capabilities complement what our team offers and will allow us to gain more of the surging outbound Japanese M&A business,” said George Gibson, Norton Rose Fulbright’s Head of Tokyo.

“His cross-border deal experience boosts our ability to execute inbound and outbound M&A transactions, especially involving the US and Europe.”