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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

  • Kyocera Corporation in connection with its $1.03 billion tender offer for the shares of AVX Corporation it did not already own
  • Tokyo Century Corporation in connection with its $3 billion acquisition of the remaining 75.5% interest it did not own in Aviation Capital Group LLC from Pacific Life Insurance Company
  • OKI Electric Industry Co., Ltd. in the sale of OKI Brazil's IT services and software assets for banks and retailers to NCR Corporation

Selected representations before joining Davis Polk

  • Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc. and Shikoku Electric Power Co., Inc. in their acquisitions of indirect equity interests in South Field Energy LLC, a 1,182MW combined-cycle gas turbine power project located in Ohio
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation in its acquisition of Cleanpart Group GmbH from a private equity fund managed by Deutsche Beteiligungs AG
  • Uzabase, Inc. in its acquisition of Quartz Media LLC from Atlantic Media, Inc.
  • Sompo Holdings, Inc. in its $6.3 billion acquisition of Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd.
  • Alps Electric Co., Ltd. and Alpine Electronics, Inc. in connection with their US$794.7 million business integration involving a registration on Form F-4 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • 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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IFLR1000 – M&A and Private Equity, Japan, Rising Star

J.D., Harvard Law School
B.Com., University of Toronto
Professional history
  • Associate, Davis Polk, 2018-present
  • 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
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