TMI Associates

Masakazu Iwakura

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Practice Areas

M&A, general corporate, compliance, start-up businesses, insurance, international transactions, international disputes, venture capital/entrepreneurial services, telecommunications/media, corporate crisis management, entertainment and Fintech.


Professor of Law, Hitotsubashi University, Graduate School of Law, Business Law Department (2006-Present); Partner, TMI Associates(2017-Present); Partner, Nishimura & Asahi (1996-2016); Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School (2007-08, 2013-14); Lecturer, Kyoto Unibersity Law School(2005-2007); Independent Director, NIDEC Corporation (2010-12); Independent Statutory Auditor, Imperial Hotel (2011-2019), Dean’s Leadership Council, Harvard Law School (2018-Present), Board Member, Kyoto University of Advanced Science (2018-Present), Debevoise & Plimpton, New York (1993-1994); Arnold & Porter, Washington, D.C. (1994-1995), etc.

Professional Memberships

Admitted: Japan, 1987; New York, 1994.


“Casebook Mergers & Acquisitions” together with Professor J. Mark Ramseyer of Harvard Law School (2015), “The Real Estate M&A and Private Equity Review - Edition 5 ‐ Japan Chapter ” published by Law Reviews (2020), “The Mergers & Acquisitions Review - Edition 13 - Japan Chapter” published by Law Reviews (2019), ‘‘Corporate M&A – Japan Chapter - Trends and Developments” published by Chambers and Partners (2020)


Graduate of the University of Tokyo (LLB, 1985); Harvard Law School (LLM, 1993).


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Corporate M&A 2020 Trends and Developments in Japan

Masakazu Iwakura, Takashi Toichi, Takushi Saito, Kazumitsu (Kaz) Goto

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