Shearman & Sterling (Tokyo)

Karl J. Pires

Shearman & Sterling (Tokyo)

Karl J. Pires is a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions practice at Shearman. Karl has more than 24 years’ experience advising clients on a broad range of cross-border M&A transactions, including strategic acquisitions, investments, divestitures and joint ventures, corporate reorganizations, and asset purchases and sales. His practice focuses on representing Japanese clients on transactions outside Japan and assisting multinational clients with transactions in Japan, and he has worked with clients in the energy (including gas, power and renewables), industrial (including automotive and chemicals), healthcare and technology industries. The clients he represents include publicly listed corporations, privately held companies, utilities, government-affiliated and private financial institutions, pension funds, private equity firms and sovereign wealth funds. In addition to his work with clients, Karl has been an Adjunct Professor at the Keio University Law School in Tokyo since 2014 where he teaches a course on mergers and acquisitions.

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63 Bulletin

Ben Gris, David A. Higbee, Jessica K. Delbaum, Djordje Petkoski, Karl J. Pires, Kana Morimura, Jonathan Cheng, Rebecca Mccraw The US FTC and DOJ propose an overhaul of the HSR Form that is likely to dramatically increase the burden on the transaction parties


Overview Earlier this week, the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (the “Antitrust Agencies”) announced proposed changes to the premerger notification process that mark the most significant changes to the Hart-Scott-Rodino (“HSR”) Form since (...)


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