Benjamin Han is an associate in the Corporate Department of Latham & Watkins Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise and a member of the Data & Technology Transactions Practice.

Mr. Han assists in the representation of leading Japanese and multinational companies on a variety of intellectual property and commercial matters, including:

  • Intellectual property licensing, sale, and other transactions
  • Joint development, joint venture, strategic alliance, and outsourcing arrangements
  • Product manufacturing, supply, and distribution arrangements

Mr. Han has assisted in the representation of clients in a variety of industries, including companies in the semiconductor, pharmaceutical, and telecommunications sectors.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Han was an associate at a leading international law firm in Tokyo.

Mr. Han's experience includes representing:

  • Z Holdings, the holding company of Yahoo Japan, in its US$30 billion business integration with LINE – the largest Japan tech deal announced in 2019, and winner of the ALB Japan Law Awards’ M&A Deal of the Year and TMT Deal of the Year, and ALB Korea Law Awards’ M&A Deal of the Year*
  • Toshiba Memory in its agreements with Western Digital to jointly invest in a new manufacturing facility for the production of 3D BiCS Flash memory*†
  • Taisho Pharmaceutical in the IP and commercial aspects of its US$1.6 billion acquisition of UPSA*†
  • SoftBank in the IP and outsourcing aspects of its joint ventures with OYO Hotels*†
  • Toshiba in the IP and commercial aspects of the US$18 billion sale of Toshiba Memory to a consortium led by Bain Capital*†
  • Renesas in its US$3.8 billion acquisition of Intersil*†
  • Toshiba in the IP and commercial aspects of the sale of its home appliances business to the Midea Group*†
  • TDK in the IP and commercial aspects of its US$3 billion joint venture with Qualcomm for radio frequency front-end (RFFE) modules and RF filters*

* Matter handled under the supervision of Bengoshi or Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi.

Matter handled prior to joining Latham.

Bar Qualification

  • California

Education

  • JD, Columbia Law School, 2014
    Editor-in-Chief, Columbia Journal of Asian Law (2013-2014)
  • BA, University of California, Irvine, 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English