Mörk Murdock has extensive experience acting on cross-border acquisitions and transactions, advising Japanese multinational companies on corporate and M&A transactions.

Mörk is recognized as a Leading Individual for Corporate/M&A in the Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific guides. He has served on the Steering Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tokyo chapter and helped organize the Tokyo annual meeting of the ABA’s Section of International Law.

Prior to joining our Tokyo office, he led the Japan M&A practice for a global law firm in Tokyo.

Mörk is a member of the Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association.

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  • Advising US, Japanese and other international financial, technology and industrial clients.
  • Advising on cross-border public and private mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, strategic alliances and joint ventures.
  • Advising on Mitsubishi Tanabe’s acquisition of the Israeli company NeuroDerm
  • Advising on Valeo’s partial tender offer for Ichikoh Industries.
  • Advising on Dai-ichi Life’s strategic alliance with asset manager Janus Henderson Global Investors.
  • Advising on Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank’s acquisition of Citi Cards Japan.
  • Advising on Shionogi’s strategic collaborations with Sage Pharmaceuticals and Egalet and acquisition of Sciele Pharma.
  • Advising on Nidec’s acquisition of Honda elesys from Honda.
  • Advising on Daikin’s acquisition of Goodman Global from affiliates of Hellman & Friedman.
  • Advising on NEC’s acquisition of the information management business of Convergys.
  • Advising on Toyo Seikan’s acquisition of Stolle Machinery from GSO Capital Partners.
  • Advising on Morgan Stanley Securities’ joint venture in Japan with MUFG.


  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 2004
  • Stanford University, M.S., Environmental Engineering, 1996
  • Stanford University, B.S., Civil Engineering, 1995


  • Japan (gaikokuho jimu bengoshi), 2012
  • New York, 2005


  • English
  • Japanese
  • Notable practitioner in IFLR1000 2019 for debt and equity capital markets and M&A 

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