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歴史上、現代ほど個人・企業の活動と法律の関係が密接になった時代はかつてないと言ってよいでしょう。個人レベルでも、就職、結婚・離婚、交通事故、不動産の購入、相続など法律面で問題が起きる場面は様々ありますが、企業の活動を考えると、まさに法律問題の起きない日はないと言っても過言ではないでしょう。

その中でも、企業活動に関連する主な法律分野としては、次のようなものが挙げられます。

国際取引

現代の企業活動では、多国間の国際取引が珍しくなく、むしろ日常的に行われています。日本の企業が活動していくにあたっては、日本の法律だけではなく、取引先の国の法律を知ることも非常に重要です。また、逆に、外国の企業が日本に進出するにあたっては、当然、日本の法律の知識が必要となります。O'Melveny & Myers LLPは、東京以外に世界中に14のオフィスを持ち、また、そのネットワークによって、国際契約、国際取引規制などに関して、国内外の企業に様々なアドバイスを提供しています。

会社法

我々は、会社法を様々な規則に至るまで使いこなす専門集団として、個々のクライアントの「能力」を最大限引き出すためのお手伝いを致します。実際に我々は、会社法下における上場企業向けの株主総会指導、定款変更案、社内規則等の作成をはじめ、企業のコンプライアンス、リスク管理のお手伝いをさせていただいております。

労働法

言うまでもないことですが、企業活動には人が欠かせません。企業が人を雇っていれば、そこに様々なすれ違いや問題が起こります。我々は、こうした様々な労働問題について、外資系企業向けのサービスに特化した業務を行っております。労働問題は、法律の文面だけでなく、膨大な数の裁判例、そしてそれらが背景とする日本の文化や歴史を踏まえなければ、なかなか理解できるものではありません。日本人同士であれば阿吽(あうん)の呼吸で理解できることも、外国人から見れば全く理解できないことが、労働問題では特に目に付きます。我々は特に解雇・リストラ問題、人材の引き抜き問題、従業員のメンタル・ヘルス、そして労働組合対策の分野において、日本でビジネスを展開する外資系企業をサポートしています。

外国法に関する一般企業法務

東京にいる外国の弁護士及び他のオフィスにいる約700名の専門分野を持った弁護士を通じて、我々は、会社法、パートナーシップ法、労働法、証券法、契約法、不動産法、環境法及び様々な分野の業法を含む、広範な範囲の米国、中国及び欧州ほかの外国の一般企業法務についてアドバイスを提供しています。

Air Lease Corp.

O’Melveny represented Air Lease, an aircraft leasing company, in a series of major financing transactions within a single year—three public offerings of debt, raising aggregate gross proceeds of US$1.85 billion; a US$100 million private placement of notes; establishment of a private shelf facility; and an amendment and extension to Air Lease’s unsecured revolving credit facility. Read

BB&T Corporation

O’Melveny advised BB&T Corporation in connection with its agreement to acquire National Penn Bancshares, Inc. in a cash and stock transaction for total consideration valued at approximately US$1.8 billion. Read

Case Study: Alaska Air Group

O’Melveny counseled Alaska Airlines on all aspects of its US$4 billion acquisition of Virgin America. Read

Case Study: David Tepper, NFL Panthers Owner

O’Melveny represented David Tepper, founder and president of global hedge fund Appaloosa Management, in his successful acquisition of the National Football League’s (NFL) Carolina Panthers, the largest transaction for an NFL team to date. Read

Case Study: Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.

O’Melveny represented Healthcare Trust of America, Inc., the largest dedicated owner and operator of medical office buildings in the United States, on its US$2.75 billion agreement to acquire all of the medical office building assets and medical development platform of Duke Realty Corporation. Read

Case Study: Microsemi Corporation

O'Melveny advised long-time client Microsemi on its US$10.3 billion acquisition by Microchip Technology and in the negotiated resolution of a federal securities class action challenging the merger. Read

Case Study: RSI Home Products

O’Melveny represented RSI Home Products in its definitive agreement and plan of merger with American Woodmark Corporation. Read

Case Study: Sabra Healthcare REIT

O’Melveny represented Sabra Healthcare REIT Inc. in its definitive agreement to combine in an all-stock merger with Care Capital Properties Inc. Read

Case Study: Top Rank, Inc.

O’Melveny advised Top Rank, Inc. on the negotiation of a multi-year pact with ESPN that will see the boxing promoter’s fights telecast live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and streamed on the ESPN App. Read

Case Study: Univision

O’Melveny helped UCI achieve success in corporate and M&A matters related to its US$135 million purchase of digital media assets from Gawker Media Group Inc. as part of Gawker’s bankruptcy proceedings. Read

Entegra Power Group

O’Melveny achieved confirmation of the fully consensual chapter 11 plan for Entegra and 11 of its subsidiaries less than two months after filing for chapter 11 protection in the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Read

Giant Interactive

O’Melveny represented Giant Interactive, one of China’s leading online game developers and operators, in its US$3 billion going private transaction. Read

GIC

O’Melveny represented GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, in its investment in the US$1.26 billion equity financing of NYSE-listed XPO Logistics, one of the largest providers of freight brokerage, freight forwarding, and expedited freight transportation. Read

Kabam

O’Melveny represented interactive entertainment company Kabam for more than a decade, working with the company on corporate and growth matters, including multiple venture capital and growth financings, more than a dozen strategic acquisitions, and the company’s sale to Netmarble Games for a reported US$800 million. Read

LendingClub

O’Melveny represented the underwriters, led by Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC in the US$1 billion initial public offering of LendingClub Corporation (LendingClub) on the New York Stock Exchange. Read

LendingTree

O’Melveny represented the underwriters, led by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc., RBC Capital Markets LLC and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Inc., in connection with a US$112 million primary and secondary offering of shares of common stock of LendingTree Inc. Read

Lionsgate Entertainment Corp.

O’Melveny represented Lionsgate in its multiyear slate co-financing deal with Hunan TV & Broadcast Intermediary Co. Ltd. in reportedly the biggest investment in Hollywood by a Chinese company to date. Read

Meinian Onehealth Healthcare Group

O’Melveny is advising a consortium led by Meinian Onehealth on its proposed take-private of competitor iKang Healthcare Group. Read

Moelis & Co.

O’Melveny served as counsel to Moelis, financial advisor to Dentsply International in its US$5.5 billion merger with Sirona Dental Systems—a merger that creates the world’s largest maker of dental products. Read

NextVR, Inc.

O’Melveny counseled NextVR, which broadcasts events live in virtual reality, in its US$30.5 million Series A financing led by venture firm Formation 8. Read

NextVR, Inc.

NextVR, an innovative technology company, turned to O’Melveny to help raise US$80 million in a Series B funding round to broadcast live events in virtual reality. Read

Ontario Airport Authority

O’Melveny represented the airport authority in an historic transaction enabling the airport’s transfer from the City of Los Angeles to the authority. Read

Schoolwires, Inc

O’Melveny represented Schoolwires, an educational website, hosting, and content management provider to K-12 schools and districts, in its sale by way of an auction to Blackboard Inc. Read

STX Motion Pictures Group

O’Melveny represented STX Motion Pictures Group, a division of global media company STX Entertainment, in a three-year agreement with EuropaCorp Films USA to provide theatrical marketing and distribution services for EuropaCorp’s upcoming film releases in the United States. Read

Two Major Financial Institutions

O’Melveny represented two major financial institutions in connection with their commitment to acquire preferred equity interests in the US$273 million Fowler Ridge 4 wind power project. Read

Warner Bros.

O’Melveny represented Warner Bros. in a joint venture with a consortium led by private equity firm China Media Capital (CMC) to launch a movie studio division, Flagship Entertainment Group. Read

WuXi PharmaTech

O’Melveny represented NYSE-listed WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc., a leading technology company serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries in the US and China, in its merger with a group of private equity investors and the company’s founders in a going-private transaction valued at US$3.3 billion. Read
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