Noah Carr is a partner in the Corporate Department of Latham & Watkins Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise. Mr. Carr advises clients on acquisitions, investments, venture capital financings, and strategic transactions in the financial, technology, and telecommunications industries.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Carr worked at a leading international law firm in Tokyo and Hong Kong. He is admitted to the New York bar and registered in Japan as a Gaikokuho-Jimu-Bengoshi (Registered Foreign Lawyer, New York Law).

Recognition Highlights

  • Chambers Asia Pacific - Up and Coming Lawyer (2022)
  • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific - Next Generation Partner (2022)
  • IFLR1000 - Rising Star (2022)
  • Asian Legal Business - 40 Under 40 (2019)

Mr. Carr’s transactional experience includes representing:

  • Warburg Pincus on the establishment of a US$350 million insurance platform and Oona, a digital general insurance platform in Southeast Asia, and Oona’s initial acquisitions of two general insurance assets in the region
  • A lead investor in the Series C financing of a Singapore-based online automotive marketplace
  • ARA Asset Management in its US$1.3 billion joint buyout, together with Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing, of Kenedix, Inc. one of Japan’s leading real estate fund managers - winner of the ALB Japan Law Awards’ Real Estate Deal of the Year
  • PropertyGuru Pte. Ltd., Southeast Asia’s leading property technology company, on its business combination with Bridgetown 2 Holdings Limited, a special purpose acquisition company
  • A global private equity firm in its acquisition of a controlling interest in an Indonesian general insurance company
  • An American multinational technology conglomerate in connection with the Series B-1 financing of a leading Indonesia consumer payments platform
  • An American multinational technology conglomerate in connection with the Series D financing of a leading Japanese fintech platform
  • Z Holdings, the holding company of Yahoo Japan, in its US$30 billion business integration with LINE – the largest Japan tech deal announced in 2019, and winner of the ALB Japan Law Awards’ M&A Deal of the Year and TMT Deal of the Year, and ALB Korea Law Awards’ M&A Deal of the Year
  • Minerva Growth Capital, L.P. in its minority investment in Roland Corporation, a TSE-listed manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, electronic equipment, and software
  • Faria Education Group, a leading provider of international education systems and services for learning, admissions, school-to-home and online courses, and study services, in its sale to funds managed by TA Associates
  • A Chinese investor in its pre-IPO purchase of shares in Japanese HR technology company
  • SoftBank as lead investor in the US$50 million funding round for Clarity AI, an award-winning sustainability tech firm
  • A global investment fund in its US$200 million preferred share investment in a Chinese media technology company operating globally
  • A Japanese technology investor in its more than US$10 billion primary and secondary investments in a leading Chinese smart transportation platform
  • A Singapore-based real assets investor in its US$1.3 billion joint take-private of a leading Japanese real estate fund manager
  • A Japanese online retailer in an e-commerce joint venture with a leading Chinese internet company*
  • A global investment fund in its US$20 million preferred share investment in a Hong Kong-based travel and tourism technology provider
  • A Japanese technology investor in its more than US$1 billion investment into a leading Southeast Asian online-to-offline (O2O) services provider
  • A major Japanese financial institution in its US$5 billion combination of its securities business with an international competitor, forming one of Japan’s largest investment banks*
  • A Japanese corporation as lead investor in the micro-mobility spin-off from a leading Chinese internet business
  • A leading Japanese food and bakery products business in its acquisition of a US commercial baker and distributor*
  • A listed Japanese company in its US$1 billion minority investment in a leading South Korean online retailer*
  • A Singapore/Japan early stage investment fund in multiple early-stage investments in the US and Asia

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • Japan (Registered Foreign Lawyer)
  • New York


  • JD, Columbia Law School, 2008
    Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar 2005 - 2008
  • BA, New York University, 2003
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October 21, 2019Recognition

Tokyo Partner Named to 40 Under 40 Asia List

Asian Legal Business recognizes Noah Carr, a corporate partner in Latham & Watkins' Tokyo office, for leading multiple transactions for tech investors.