M&A; private equity; securities; venture capital financing; general corporate.
Admitted in Japan, 1992; New York, 1997. Daini-Tokyo Bar Association; New York State Bar Association; Member of Private Equity Finance Committee at Ministry of International Trade and Industry (2000); Member of Committee for Creation and Growth of Start-ups at Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2007-08); Lecturer at Kyoto University (2007 to 2016) and Waseda University (2005 to present). Expert Member of Public-Private Innovation Program Subcommittee, National University Corporation Evaluation Committee, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology (2013-).
Worked with Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York (1996-97); with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Palo Alto (1997-98); Director and Member of Industrial Innovation Committee, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (2009-).
"TOBs in Japan - Systems and Demonstrations" Yuhikaku Publishing Co., Ltd. 2016 (Co-Author); "Cross-border Stock-for-stock Merger Between a Japanese Listed Company and a UK Private Company" Commercial Law Review 2016 (Co-Author); "Comprehensive Analysis of M&A Laws of Japan" Yuhikaku Publishing Co., Ltd. 2015 (Co-Author); "Private equity in Japan: marked and regulatory overview," Practical Law Company, 2016 (Co-Author); "Corporate Law Theory," Yuhikaku Publishing Co., 2013 (Co-Author); "Cross-Border M&A Laws, Regulations and Practical Considerations," Hitotsubashi Business Review 2013 Spring (Co-Author); "Japanese Listed Company's Stock-for-Stock Acquisition of Overseas Company -Triangular merger in the U.S. by the Japanese listed company-," Commercial Law Review, 2011.
Graduated from the University of Tokyo (LLB 1990); Harvard Law School (LLM 1996).