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 – current, Representative Partner)
(Audit & Supervisory Board Member of NEC Corporation since 24 June 2019 – current)
(Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Kirin Holdings Company, Limited. since 29 March 2018 – current)
Allen & Overy (2007–2011, Partner)
Freshfields Bruckhaus 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)

Recognition by media
Legal 500 (Asia Pacific 2017’s guide to outstanding lawyers) Corporate and M&A-Independent local firms (Japan), Leading lawyer
Asialaw Profiles (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020), Leading lawyer
IFLR1000 (2017 edition), Leading lawyer for Financial & Corporate law, IFLR1000 (2018, 2020 edition), Highly regarded lawyer, IFLR1000 (2019 edition), Leading lawyer – Highly regarded
Best Lawyers(2016, 2017, 2018, 2020), Corporate and M&A Best Lawyers – Japan
Int’l Advisory Experts (2017, 2018), Cross Border M&A lawyer of the Year – Japan
Finance Monthly M&A Awards (2017, 2018), Mergers and Acquisitions – Lawyer of the Year – Japan
Finance Monthly Legal Awards (2019 Edition), Mergers and Acquisitions – Lawyer of the Year – Japan
Finance Monthly Global Award (2019 Edition)
Corporate LiveWire (Global Awards 2018), Cross-Border M&A Lawyer of the Year – Japan
Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2018 Edition), Leading lawyer
Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards (2018 Edition), M&A Lawyer of the Year – Japan
International Advisory Experts Award (2019 Edition)
Acquisition International’s Leading Adviser Awards (2019 Edition), Leading Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year – Japan
Acquisition International’s Leading Adviser Awards (2019 Edition), Leading Corporate M&A Transactions Lawyer of the Year – Japan

 

Kazutaka Mizuochi, Partner

Email:kazutaka.mizuochi@hibiya-nakata.com
Phone:+81-3-5532-3109

Bar Association
Tokyo Bar Association (admitted in 1997)

Education
Keio University (LL.B. in 1992)
University of Illinois College of Law (LL.M. in 2002)

Professional career
Hibiya-Nakata (2018, Partner)
Baker & McKenzie Tokyo (1997–2018, Partner since 2006)
(while working there, Baker & McKenzie Chicago, 2002-2003)

Areas of Practice
M&A (Out-bound and in-bound cross border M&A, domestic M&A transactions)
Domestic commercial transactions, International commercial transactions

 

Tatsuya Soeda, Partner

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

 

Takanari Sekiguchi, Senior Associate

Email:takanari.sekiguchi@hibiya-nakata.com
Phone:+81-3-5532-3106

Bar Association
Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association (admitted in 2007)
New York Bar Association (admitted in 2016)

Education
The University of Tokyo (LL.B. in 2004)
Meiji University Law School (J.D. in 2006)
Columbia Law School (LL.M. in 2015)

Professional career
Hibiya-Nakata (2019, Senior Associate)
Nishimura & Asahi (2008 – 2019, Senior Associate)
(seconded to MUFG Bank, Ltd., London Branch (2015-2016), Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission (2016-2018, Deputy Director of Cross-border Investigation Office),
and Meiji University Law School (2012-2013, Lecturer))

Areas of Practice
M&A (Out-bound and in-bound cross border M&A, domestic M&A transactions)
Acquisition Finance, Compliance, Financial Regulation, Corporate Crisis Management, Dispute Resolution

 

Shunsuke Inoue, Senior 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)
Competition Law, Financial Regulations and Compliance

 

Kaori Ota, Associate

Email:kaori.ota@hibiya-nakata.com
Phone:+81-3-5532-3107

Bar Association
Tokyo Bar Association (admitted in 2011)
New York Bar Association (admitted in 2018)

Education
Kobe University School of Law (JD. in 2008)
University of Southern California Law School (LL.M. in 2015)

Professional career
Hibiya-Nakata (2019, Associate)
The Business Investment and Operation Headquarters of ORIX Corporation (2016-2019, Corporate attorney)
Corporate Department of Dentons Rodyk LLP, Singapore office (2015-2016, Foreign Lawyer)
Law firm (2011-2013, Attorney)

Areas of Practice
M&A (Business investment)
Dispute Resolutions (litigation, arbitration and other disputes)

 

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)
Northwestern University Tax (Master of Taxation with Honors) (LL.M. in 2018)

Professional career
Hibiya-Nakata (2015, Associate)
Ogasawara, Konno & Rokugawa (2012-2014, Associate)
Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago office (September 2018–February 2020)

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)

 

Naoko Nakai, Associate

Email:naoko.nakai@hibiya-nakata.com
Phone:+81-3-5532-0005

Bar Association
Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association (admitted in 2018)
New York Bar Association (admitted in 2016)

Education
The University of Tokyo (LL.B. in 2002)
The London School of Economics and Political Science (MSc Public Policy and Administration in 2004)
University of Pennsylvania Law School (LL.M in 2012)
Waseda Law School (JD in 2013)

Professional career
Hibiya-Nakata (2019, Associate)
Business consulting for start-up/venture companies (2013-2017)
Morgan Stanley Japan Limited (Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co. Ltd.) Investment Banking Division & Credit Suisse Securities Japan Limited Equity Research Division (2004-2009)

Areas of Practice
M&A
Funds, Private Equity, Capital Markets

 

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