Lawyers

Nobuo Nakata, Representative Partner

Email:nobuo.nakata@hibiya-nakata.com
Phone:+81-3-5532-3110

Bar Association
Tokyo Bar Association (admitted in 1985) New York Bar (admitted in 1991)

Education
The University of Tokyo (LL.B. in 1981)
University of Pennsylvania Law School (LL.M. in 1990)

Professional career
Hibiya-Nakata (2012, founding Partner)
Allen & Overy (2007 – 2011, Partner)
Freshfields Bruckhouse Deringer (2004 – 2006, Partner)
Asahi Law Office (Currently “Nishimura & Asahi”, 1987 – 2004, Partner since 1992)
(while working there, New York office of Sullivan & Cromwell as an International Associate, 1990-1991)
Ishiguro Law Office (1985 – 1987, Associate)

Areas of Practice
M&A (Out-bound and in-bound cross-border M&A, domestic M&A of listed companies)
Legal 500 (Asia Pacific 2017’s guide to outstanding lawyers) Corporate and M&A-Independent local firms (Japan), Leading lawyer
Asialaw Profiles (2017 Edition), Leading lawyer
IFLR1000 (2017 edition), Leading lawyer for Financial & Corporate law, IFLR1000 (2018 edition), Highly regarded lawyer
Best Lawyers(2016, 2017), Corporate and M&A Best Lawyers in Japan
International Advisory Experts (2017), Cross Border M&A lawyer of the Year in Japan
Finance Monthly M&A Awards (2017), Mergers and Acquisitions – Lawyer of the Year– Japan

 

Mikiharu Mori, Partner

Email:mikiharu.mori@hibiya-nakata.com
Phone:+81-3-5532-3120

Bar Association
Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association (admitted in 2004)
New York Bar Association (admitted in 2012)

Education
The University of Tokyo (LL.B. in 2002)
Columbia Law School (LL.M. in 2011)

Professional career
Hibiya-Nakata (2016, Senior Associate)
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu (2004 – 2015, Associate)
(while working there, New York office of Shearman & Sterling LLP as a International Associate, 2011-2012)

Areas of Practice
M&A (Out-bound and in-bound cross border M&A, domestic M&A transactions)
Corporate Governance, Risk and Crisis Management

 

Koki Yamada, Partner

Email:koki.yamada@hibiya-nakata.com
Phone:+81-3-5532-3107

Bar Association
Daini Tokyo Bar Association (admitted in 2006)
New York Bar Association (admitted in 2011)

Education
Keio University (LL.B. in 2003)
Columbia Law School (LL.M. (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) in 2010)

Professional career
Hibiya-Nakata (2013, Senior Associate)
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (2006 – 2013, Associate)
(while working there, Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP as a visiting attorney, 2010-2012)

Areas of Practice
M&A (Out-bound and in-bound cross border M&A, domestic M&A transactions)
Dispute Resolutions (Litigation, arbitration and other disputes outside of Japan such the USA representing Japanese corporations. Domestic corporate litigation)
Complicated Cross-border Legal Matters (competition, cartel investigation, bankruptcy)
Legal 500 (Asia Pacific 2017 editorial) Corporate and M&A – Independent local firms (Japan), recommended lawyer

 

Tatsuya Soeda, Counsel

Email: tatsuya.soeda@hibiya-nakata.com
Phone:+81-3-5532-3121

Bar Association
Daini Tokyo Bar Association (admitted in 2006)
New York Bar Association (admitted in 2013)

Education
The University of Tokyo (LL.B. in 2005)
New York University School of Law (LL.M. in 2012)

Professional career
Hibiya-Nakata (2017, Counsel)
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (2006 – 2017, Special Counsel and Associate)
(while working there, M&A Advisory Department of Daiwa Securities SMBC (Currently “Daiwa Securities”, 2009-2010), Rajah & Tann LLP (Singapore) as a Foreign Lawyer, (2012-2013), and Singapore Office of Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (2013-2014))

Areas of Practice
M&A (Out-bound and in-bound cross border M&A, domestic M&A transactions)
Emerging Markets

 

Haruka Murata, Senior Associate

Email:haruka.murata@hibiya-nakata.com
Phone:+81-3-5532-3106

Bar Association
Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association (admitted in 2008)

Education
Sophia University (LL.B. in 2004)
Keio Law School (LL.M. in 2007)

Professional career
Hibiya-Nakata (2012, Associate)
(Allen & Overy, London office, May – October 2016)
Paul Hastings LLP (2011 – 2012, Associate)
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu (2008 – 2011, Associate)

Areas of Practice
M&A (Out-bound and in-bound cross border M&A, domestic M&A transactions)
Domestic commercial transactions, International commercial transactions
Asialaw Profiles (2017 Edition), Leading Lawyer
Asialaw Profiles (2016 Edition), Rising star

 

Shunsuke Inoue, Associate

Email:shunsuke.inoue@hibiya-nakata.com
Phone:+81-3-5532-3105

Bar Association
Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association (admitted in 2009)

Education
Waseda University (B.A. in 2005)
The University of Tokyo School of Law (J.D. in 2008)
London School of Economics and Political Science (LL.M. in 2016)

Professional career
Hibiya-Nakata (2016, Associate)
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (2012 – 2016, Associate)
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu (2009 – 2012, Associate)

Areas of Practice
M&A (Out-bound and in-bound cross border M&A, domestic M&A transactions)
Finance, Antitrust and Competition

 

Tomohiro Terada, Associate

Email:tomohiro.terada@hibiya-nakata.com
Phone:+81-3-5532-3108

Bar Association
Tokyo Bar Association (admitted in 2012)

Education
The University of Tokyo (LL.B. in 2007)
The University of Tokyo School of Law (LL.M. in 2010)

Professional career
Northwestern University Tax LL.M.(2017-)
Hibiya-Nakata (2015, Associate)
Ogasawara, Konno & Rokugawa ( 2012- 2014, Associate)

Areas of Practice
M&A
Financial Regulation Rule under FIEA
Taxation (International and Domestic)
International commercial transaction, Domestic commercial transaction
Dispute Resolutions (litigation, arbitration and other disputes arising in Japan and foreign countries)

 

Susumu Iijima, Associate

Email:susumu.iijima@hibiya-nakata.com
Phone:+81-3-5532-3111

Bar Association
Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association (admitted in 2012)

Education
Sophia University (LL.B.in 2008)
Sophia Law School (LL.M. (summa cum laude) in 2010)

Professional career
Hibiya-Nakata (2017, Associate)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (2013-2017)

Areas of Practice
M&A
International commercial transactions, Domestic commercial transactions
Dispute Resolutions

 

Reina Naganuma, Associate

Email:reina.naganuma@hibiya-nakata.com
Phone:+81-3-5532-3109

Bar Association
Daini Tokyo Bar Association(admitted in 2013)

Education
Sophia University(LL.B. in 2009)
Sophia Law School(LL.M. in 2011)

Professional career
Hibiya-Nakata(2014, Associate)
Karikura Law Office(2014, Associate)

Areas of Practice
M&A

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