Client Insight Tokyo

This session will be an opportunity for those in private practice to hear directly from General Counsel about the current issues they are facing, and what it is that law firms can do to directly assist them. By attending this session, those in private practice will gain valuable insight into the current mindset of General Counsel and be able to focus their practice to best serve their clients.

Date: Tuesday 26 February 2019

When: 11:30 - 12:30


Terence Chen
Associate General Counsel

Terence Chen is an associate corporate counsel at Renesas Electronics Corporation. His main responsibilities include advising business leaders on legal strategy, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, and providing legal support to acquisition and integration activities.

Prior to joining Renesas, Terence was an associate at DLA Piper’s San Diego office where his practice focused on M&A and venture financing for clients in high-tech industries.

Kosuke Hirayama
Managing Director, Head of Legal

Kosuke Hirayama is a Managing Director & Associate General Counsel and Head of Legal Department Japan. He began his career at J.P. Morgan in February 2008 when he was mainly responsible for wide range of transactional and regulatory/reputational issues in Japan. From September 2002 to January 2008 he worked at Merrill Lynch Japan Securities as a senior legal counsel and in White & Case Law Offices before joining Merrill Lynch Japan Securities. He has been a member of Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association since 1996.

Kenji Tagaya
General Counsel, Strategic Legal Section
JERA Co., Inc.

Mr. Tagaya is the General Counsel, Strategic Legal Section of JERA Co., Inc. (“JERA”), which is a joint venture between Tokyo Electric and Chubu Electric, and now one of the largest energy companies in Japan, encompassing the entire energy supply chain from upstream fuel investment and fuel procurement through power generation. Prior to joining JERA, Mr. Tagaya worked for a Japanese governmental financial institution (JBIC) and was involved in oil & gas and power project financing in Asia and Middle East. Mr. Tagaya also spent time as Principal Counsel at an international financial institution (EBRD) in London and was involved in development financing in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.