Lawyers

Nobuo Nakata  Representative Partner

Contact

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)

Kazutaka Mizuochi  Partner

Contact

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

Contact

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

Shunsuke Inoue  Partner

Contact

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

Advisory Lecturer for Students without Prior Legal Education, The University of Tokyo School of Law (2018–present)
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, IT/Information Law and Compliance

Takanari Sekiguchi  Senior Associate

Contact

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)
(Compliance committee member of Dai-ichi Life Realty Asset Management Co., Ltd. (2020-))
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), CVC (Corporate Venture Capital)
W&I insurance, Compliance

Kaori Ota  Associate

Contact

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

Contact

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

Bar Association

Tokyo Bar Association (admitted in 2012)
The State Bar of California (admitted in 2020)

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

Contact

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

Miyu Tsubonuma  Associate

Contact

Email: miyu.tsubonuma@hibiya-nakata.com
Phone: +81-3-5532-3111

Bar Association

Tokyo Bar Association (admitted in 2018)

Education

Hitotsubashi University (LL.B. in 2012)
Yokohama National University Law School (JD. in 2015)

Professional Career

Hibiya-Nakata (2020, Associate)
MUFG Bank, Ltd. (2019-)

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