Sojitz Corporation’s Acquisition Of A Stake In 2D Materials Pte. Ltd.

Ashurst represented Sojitz Corporation on the deal.

Sojitz Corporation (Sojitz), a Japanese trading house, acquired a stake in 2D Materials Pte. Ltd. (2DM), a Singapore-based company engaged in the manufacture and sale of graphene. Through this investment in 2DM, Sojitz will enter the next-generation technology and new materials field. 

2DM is a spinoff company from the National University of Singapore’s Centre of Advanced 2D Materials, one of the leading 2-dimensional materials research institutes in the world.

Leveraging its global network of approximately 5000 partner companies in the chemicals industry along with its sales and procurement networks, Sojitz will promote practical application of 2DM’s high-quality, competitively priced graphene. Additionally, by promoting the use of energy-saving and material-conserving graphene materials, Sojitz will contribute to the realization of an eco-friendly society.

The Ashurst team was led by partners Michelle Phang (Picture – Singapore) and Tracy Whiriskey (Tokyo). They were supported by senior associates Vanessa Teo (Singapore), Daniel Yip (Singapore), Jessika Colthurst (Tokyo), associates Alex McLeish (Tokyo) and Shojeeb Alam (Tokyo/Melbourne). 

Involved fees earner: Shojeeb Alam – Ashurst; Jessika Colthurst – Ashurst; Alex McLeish – Ashurst; Michelle Phang – Ashurst; Vanessa Teo – Ashurst; Tracy Whiriskey – Ashurst; Daniel Yip – Ashurst;

Law Firms: Ashurst;

Clients: Sojitz Corporation;

Author: Sonia Carcano