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Paul Jun


Associate in our Corporate practice, based in Tokyo.

Paul is a native English and Korean speaker and fluent in Japanese. He joined our Tokyo office in 2018 and advises primarily on cross-border M&A and capital markets transactions.

Experience highlights

  • Japan Industrial Partners on its $15.2 billion acquisition of Toshiba
  • KOITO on its $100 million preferred stock investment in Cepton 
  • Shiseido on the $1.5 billion transfer of its global Personal Care business to CVC Asia Pacific and the transfer of its professional hair business to Henkel 
  • Kyocera Corporation on its $1.0 billion tender offer for the shares of AVX Corporation it did not already own
  • Tokyo Century Corporation in its $3.0 billion acquisition of the remaining 75.5% interest it did not own in Aviation Capital Group from Pacific Life
  • OKI Electric Industry in the sale of the IT services, software and hardware assets of OKI Brasil to NCR
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Lease on the U.S. law aspects of its $2.8 billion merger with Hitachi Capital
  • Nitori in its $2.0 billion competing tender offer for Shimachu
  • Hoya in its $1.4 billion unsolicited tender offer for NuFlare Technology
  • Spiber, a Japanese biotech firm, in connection with long-term manufacturing collaboration agreements with ADM
  • Multiple Japanese companies as U.S. counsel in connection with their business combination transactions involving a registration exemption under Rule 802 of the U.S. Securities Act and filing of Form CBs
  • Multiple Japanese companies in connection with their ongoing U.S. disclosure obligations


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Legal 500 Asia Pacific – Corporate and M&A: International Firms and Joint Ventures, Japan, Rising Star

IFLR1000 – M&A – Foreign, Japan, Rising Star


J.D., Harvard Law School
B.Com., University of Toronto

Professional history

  • Davis Polk since 2018
  • Associate, Shearman & Sterling (Tokyo), 2016-2018
  • Associate, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Tokyo), 2015-2016
  • Foreign Law Clerk, Yanagida & Partners (Tokyo), 2013-2015

Qualifications and admissions

  • State of New York

Paul is not qualified to practice in Japan and works under the supervision of a registered foreign lawyer (gaikokuho-jimu bengoshi).

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