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Alan G. Cannon
Partner
 
41st Floor 9-10, Roppongi 1-Chome
Ark Hills Sengokuyama Mori Tower
Minato-Ku, Tokyo 106-0032 JP
 
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Phone: +81-3-5562-6212
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Alan Cannon, based in the Firm’s Tokyo office, has extensive experience in advising Japanese and international financial institutions on a wide range of capital markets transactions. His experience includes securities offerings registered in the U.S., global IPOs by Japanese issuers and international debt offerings by Japanese financial institutions. Alan also works on cross-border merger and acquisition transactions. Alan has been cited by Chambers Global, Chambers Asia and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, among others, for his capital markets expertise.

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Work Highlights
  • Seven & i Holdings in its $600 million offering of senior notes to international investors 
  • Morgan Stanley, Nomura, Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan as joint global coordinators for the ¥115 billion (approximately $1.09 billion) IPO of LINE Corporation on both the Tokyo and New York Stock Exchanges
  • Underwriters of numerous debt offerings by Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group and their respective banking subsidiaries
  • Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley and Nomura as joint global coordinators of the concurrent initial public offerings of Japan Post Holdings, Japan Post Bank and Japan Post Insurance, which raised in excess of ¥1.4 trillion in the aggregate. 
  • Suntory Beverage & Food in its $3.9 billion global IPO and Suntory Holdings in dollar-denominated bond offerings
  • International managers for Japan Airlines’ IPO and listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the second largest IPO globally in 2012
  • Dai-ichi Life Insurance in its demutualization and $11 billion IPO and subsequent debt and equity offerings
  • Resona Holdings in an approximately $6.6 billion global offering of common stock
  • Underwriters for offerings by SEC registrants such as NTT, Nomura Holdings, ORIX Corporation and Toyota
Education
  • Yale Law School, 1994 J.D.
    Albom Prize for Clinical Advocacy
  • Yale College, 1990 B.A.
    magna cum laude
Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association
Admissions
  • New York 
  • Japan (Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi) 

Alan G. Cannon is a Partner in the Firm’s Corporate Department. He regularly advises clients on a broad range of capital markets transactions, including securities offerings registered in the United States, global initial public offerings by Japanese issuers and other international corporate finance transactions. He is also active in cross-border merger and acquisition transactions, advising both principals and financial advisors.

Alan has advised many of the leading Japanese and international financial institutions in Tokyo since relocating there in 1998 and is proficient in Japanese. Prior to joining the Tokyo office, Alan was based in Hong Kong, where he participated in capital markets and merger and acquisition transactions in a number of Asian markets.

Alan joined the Firm in 1994 and became a Partner in 2003. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Yale College in 1990 and his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1994.

Alan’s representative transactions in equity and debt offerings include advising:

  • Seven & i Holdings in its $600 million offering of senior notes to international investors 
  • Carlyle Group portfolio companies ARUHI Corporation and Tsbubaki Nakashima Co., Ltd. in their global IPOs
  • Morgan Stanley, Nomura, Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan as joint global coordinators for the ¥115 billion (approximately $1.09 billion) IPO of LINE Corporation on both the Tokyo and New York Stock Exchanges
  • Underwriters of numerous debt offerings by Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group and their respective banking subsidiaries
  • Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley and Nomura as joint global coordinators of the concurrent initial public offerings of Japan Post Holdings, Japan Post Bank and Japan Post Insurance, which raised in excess of ¥1.4 trillion in the aggregate
  • Suntory Holdings in its offerings of dollar-denominated senior notes pursuant to Rule 144 A and Regulation S
  • Initial purchasers led by Goldman Sachs International, Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Limited and J.P. Morgan Securities plc in a $7.8 billion global offering of common stock by Japan Tobacco Inc.​
  • Suntory Beverage & Food Limited in connection with its $3.9 billion IPO, including a listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and an international offering to institutional investors pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation ​
  • Initial purchasers led by Daiwa, BofA Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley in the approximately $8.5 billion IPO of Japan Airlines Co., Ltd.
  • Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company Limited in its $11 billion IPO and listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and subsequent equity and subordinated notes offerings pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S
  • Underwriters in multiple SEC-registered offerings of senior notes of ORIX Corporation
  • Resona Holdings, Inc. in its approximately $6.6 billion global offering of common stock pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S
  • Underwriters in offerings of common stock, senior notes and medium-term notes of Nomura Holdings
  • Initial purchasers led by Goldman Sachs International, Nomura International plc and JPMorgan Securities Ltd. in the ¥507 billion offering of common stock by INPEX Corporation
  • Sony Financial Holdings Inc. in its $3 billion IPO, including a listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and an international offering to institutional investors pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S
  • Initial purchasers led by Goldman Sachs International, Morgan Stanley and Nikko Citigroup in the $3 billion IPO and listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by Aozora Bank
  • Underwriters led by Merrill Lynch and Nomura Securities International in the $2.5 billion secondary offering by Japan’s Banks’ Shareholdings Purchase Corporation of shares and ADSs by Toyota Motor Corporation

Alan’s representative M&A transactions include advising:

  • Morgan Stanley as financial advisor to TonenGeneral Sekiyu KK. in its business combination with JX Holdings, Inc. 
  • UBS, BofA Merrill Lynch and Daiwa as financial advisors to Nippon Mining Holdings Inc. in the joint share transfer of Nippon Mining with Nippon Oil Corp
  • Daiichi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and Sankyo Company, Limited on their share transfers to create a joint holding company
  • UFJ Holdings in its merger with Mitsubishi Tokyo Financial Group

Alan is consistently rated highly in surveys of leading U.S. capital markets lawyers in Asia, including Asia Pacific Legal 500 and The International Who’s Who of Capital Markets Lawyers, and received a Band 1 rating in Chambers Asia Pacific.

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