With Yuji Iwanaga, Mariko Osawa
Effective May 1, 2007, Japan’s new Company Law rules will allow foreign companies to use their shares in acquiring Japanese companies. While the new law and related regulatory changes are intended to facilitate cross-border M&A activity, non-Japanese acquirers interested in using triangular mergers will need to consider various business, tax and other legal issues when planning to pursue this type of transaction.