Kikkoman’s Acquisition of Azuma Kirin


Gentil Monteiro, Vicentini, Beringhs e Gil Advogados and Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu advised Kikkoman. TozziniFreire and Momo-o, Matsuo & Namba advised Azuma Kirin and Kirin Holdings Company.

Kikkoman executed its acquisition of Azuma Kirin from Kirin Holdings Company.

Kikkoman Corporation produces and markets soy sauce, alcoholic beverages, and other food products. The company, led by Noriaki Horikiri, Shozaburo Nakano and Masanao Shimada, in 2019 recorded $4.3 billion revenues.

Azuma Kirin produces beer.

Gentil Monteiro, Vicentini, Beringhs e Gil Advogados advised Kikkoman with a team including Fernando Gentil Monteiro (Picture), Pedro Conde Elias Vicentini, Rodrigo Gomes Cardim de Gil and Victor Daldegan De Rossi.

In Japan Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu advised Kikkoman with Kei Okubo and Kazuki Fujita.

TozziniFreire advised Azuma Kirin and Kirin Holdings Company with Jun Makuta, Pablo Meira Queiroz, Ricardo Campos Fiuza and Vitor Yeung Casais.

In Japan, Momo-o, Matsuo & Namba advised Azuma Kirin and Kirin Holdings with Nobuo Sugimoto.

Involved fees earner: Rodrigo Gomes Cardim de Gil – Gentil Monteiro, Vicentini, Beringhs e Gil Advogados; Pedro Conde Elias Vicentini – Gentil Monteiro, Vicentini, Beringhs e Gil Advogados; Fernando Gentil Monteiro – Gentil Monteiro, Vicentini, Beringhs e Gil Advogados; Victor Daldegan De Rossi – Gentil Monteiro, Vicentini, Beringhs e Gil Advogados; Nobuo Sugimoto – Momo-o, Matsuo & Namba; Kazuki Fujita – Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Kei Okubo – Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Jun Makuta – Tozzini Freire ; Pablo Meira Queiroz – Tozzini Freire ; Vitor Yeung Casais e Silva – Tozzini Freire ;

Law Firms: Gentil Monteiro, Vicentini, Beringhs e Gil Advogados; Momo-o, Matsuo & Namba; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Tozzini Freire ;

Clients: Azuma Kirin; Kikkoman Corporation; Kirin Holdings Co Ltd ;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti.