Hiroshi Miura’s practice focuses on corporate finance, general corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions (including transactions involving bank and other regulated companies), and equity finance (including initial public offerings and offerings of preferred securities).
Mr. Miura’s experience includes representing Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd. in its £3.46 billion acquisition of Amlin PLC; Nikkei Inc. in its £844 million acquisition of the Financial Times Group from Pearson PLC; Digital Garage, Inc., in its US$114 million going-private acquisition of its subsidiary econtext Asia Limited (Hong Kong); Marubeni Corporation in its US$2.7 billion (excluding debt) acquisition of Gavilon Group LLC and related preferred equity investment by Japan Bank for International Cooperation; NTT DOCOMO, Inc. in its US$290 million all cash tender offer for Buongiorno S.p.A. (Italy); Advantest Corporation in its US$1.1 billion acquisition of Verigy Ltd. (Singapore); TOMY Company, Ltd. in its US$860 million acquisition of RC2 Corporation through an all-cash tender offer and related financing; and Aioi Insurance Company, Limited in its business combination with Nissay Dowa General Insurance Company, Limited and Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group Holdings, Inc. to form the largest non-life insurance company group in Japan. Mr. Miura also has represented prominent companies such as Toshiba Corporation, Westinghouse Electric UK Limited, CSK Holdings Corporation, DBS Group Holdings Ltd., Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd., Hoya Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group and its subsidiary Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, TPG Capital, Inc. and Apax Partners, L.P.
Mr. Miura also represents underwriters and issuers on corporate finance transactions, including Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., the Japan-based operator of the UNIQLO retail clothing brand, on its listing of Hong Kong depository receipts on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, for which Skadden was awarded the “Innovation in Finance Law” award in the 2014 Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers survey; econtext Asia Limited, a Japan-based online payment services provider in its spin-off from Tokyo-listed Digital Garage, Inc. and HK$516 million (US$66 million) initial public offering and listing of shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange; the underwriters in the listing of SBI Holdings, Inc. on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, the first such listing by a Japanese company; and a Japanese fashion apparel company in its proposed global offering and listing of shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Mr. Miura joined the Tokyo office of Skadden in 2007. Prior to that, he was an associate at one of the “big four” Japanese law firms.