About Us

Ranked as one of the Japan’s leading advisors in M&A transactions worldwide, LM Waterhouse has been representing its clients—from International corporations, to investment banks, to emerging growth and middle-market companies, to private equity funds—for decades in the most sophisticated transactions covering the full spectrum of mergers and acquisitions transactions.

Global Approach

With 40 team members firm-wide, we have the breadth of expertise to handle the most sophisticated transactions while providing our clients with unparalleled levels of service and attention.

Depth of M&A Experience and Exceptional Client Service

LM Waterhouse is committed to delivering the highest quality legal services to all of our M&A clients. We represent sellers, purchasers, target companies and financial advisors in all types of domestic and international transactions, including acquisitions of stock and assets, divestitures of stock and assets, tender offers, leveraged buy-outs, hostile takeover defenses, proxy contests, corporate governance advice, private equity, and joint ventures / strategic alliances.

A critical element to the success of almost every M&A transaction is breadth of experience and coordinated responsiveness. Our team of M&A specialists possess knowledge of the strategies, tactics and “players,” but this is only one part of our capabilities. M&A transactions are often complex and require expertise from a number of practice areas. Our M&A team works seamlessly with other attorneys in other practice groups to provide expert advice on all facets of a transaction, including antitrust, bankruptcy / financial restructuring, business and securities litigation, foreign investment, corporate governance, employee benefits / executive compensation, environmental, intellectual property, real estate, finance and tax.

Because our clients are leaders in many different industries, our attorneys have also developed a range of industry-specific expertise in areas, including aerospace and defense, climate change, consumer products, energy and natural resources, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical devices, retail and restaurants, sports, media and entertainment, technology, telecommunications, transportation and logistics.