NAME: Yuji Shiga

LAW FIRM: Nishimura & Asahi


PRACTICE AREAS: Corporate and M&A, Restructuring and Insolvency

Partner Yuji Shiga of Nishimura & Asahi wins November’s lawyer of the month award for his lead role in advising Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) on its $8 billion sale of subsidiary MUFG Union Bank to US Bancorp. With the deal’s expected completion in June next year, MUFG will hold a 2.9% stake in US Bancorp. Following the eventual sale, MUFG will look to compete in the US market through other means such as its partnership with Morgan Stanley, a bank of which MUFG is also a stakeholder.

The Nishimura & Asahi team advising MUFG is led by Yuji Shiga, Yoshiyuki Asaoka, Susumu Tanizawa and Keitaro Hamada.

A partner since 2009, Shiga’s practice spans corporate and M&A transactions, joint ventures and insolvency matters. He is involved in domestic and international M&A transactions for Japanese and Asian companies, and US and European investment funds. Shiga’s recent work has focused on corporate and M&A, and joint venture transactions by foreign companies in Japan.