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Rankings for Foreign Expertise
Corporate/M&A - Singapore
Foreign Expertise in Japan
Rankings for Expertise Based Abroad
Corporate/M&A - Japan
Expertise Based Abroad in Japan
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Atsutoshi specializes in advising clients on domestic and cross border M&As and also regularly advises Japanese and non-Japanese clients on various general corporate matters, contract law, labor law, property law, securities laws and various types of business laws in Japan. Given the unique and distinct nature of Japanese business culture and legal and contractual framework from western practices, Atsutoshi always clarifies what non-Japanese clients can and should not expect from contract negotiations, semi-contentious discussions, and employment issues when handling transactions with a Japanese party. Atsutoshi received an LLM from University College London and has international exposure in dealing with clients from across the globe that he understands the confusion non-Japanese clients may face when doing business in Japan. His aim is to demystify Japanese laws and Japanese local market traditions and practices for ease of doing business in the country.
AMT is scheduled to open its UK office in the summer of 2022 to provide efficient and timely advice to its existing and growing clientele in the UK and EU and after successfully establishing AMT’s Singapore office, Atsutoshi will be taking the lead in establishing AMT’s presence in London.
Admitted in Japan (2000).
Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association (Japan), 2000; Singapore Academy of Law, 2015.
“Responding to Cross-Border Financial Services Investigations 3rd edition” (Japan Chapter) (Herbert Smith Freehills, 2015); "Guide to lending and taking security in Asia Pacific" (Japan Chapter) (co-author) (Herbert Smith Freehills, 2014).
University of Tokyo (LLB, 1998); The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (1998-2000); University College London (LLM, 2005); Associated with Herbert Smith (currently, Herbert Smith Freehills) London (September 2005 - June 2006); Co-head of Singapore office (November 2013 - current).