On April 28, 2021, the House of Councilors of Japan approved the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP), nearly completing the ratification process that began with RCEP’s approval by the lower house of the Diet on April 15. Japan is expected to formally deposit its ratification instrument with the ASEAN Secretariat after a few remaining internal procedures.
Mami Ohara is a member of the Firm’s Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions practice groups. She advises Japanese and international companies on global and domestic corporate reorganizations, cross-border compliance, mergers, acquisitions and corporate governance matters. Ms. Ohara recently returned to the Tokyo office after practicing in the Firm's Chicago and London offices.