Jean-Denis Marx, most recently a corporate partner at Baker McKenzie in Tokyo, has made a lateral move to Tokyo International Law Office after a 30-year stint at the global firm.
Marx, who joined Baker McKenzie in 1994, specialises in advising foreign enterprises on their investments and operations in Japan, covering a wide range of matters from joint ventures and regulatory issues to licensing, franchising issues and labour law.
As a Tokyo-based partner at Baker McKenzie, Marx recently led a cross-jurisdictional team in advising Japan-based and MBK Partners-held VM2 Holdings on its acquisition of Belgium’s luxury chocolatier Pierre Marcolini Group. Dentons’ Paris office represented NEO Investment Partners, founder Pierre Marcolini and the management on the sale of the luxury chocolatier.
With Marx’s addition, Tokyo International Law Office, founded in 2019, now counts 28 lawyers including former Jones Day’s of counsel Masayuki Horiike and ex-Nishimura & Asahi attorney Kotaro Okada.