Hiroaki Takagi advises Japanese and international companies and private equity firms on complex M&A transactions with a Japan nexus.
Dual qualified in Japan and the US, Mr. Takagi draws on more than two decades of experience advising clients on:
- Cross-border and domestic M&A transactions
- Japanese and US securities regulations
- Data privacy
- Corporate governance and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters
- Trade control
- Other regulatory and general corporate law matters
He distills the complexities of Japanese market norms and regulatory frameworks into commercially focused legal advice for international clients. Mr. Takagi leverages his extensive experience navigating cross-border M&A to guide Japanese clients in transactions globally.
Mr. Takagi brings an in-depth understanding of public company law garnered from his secondment experience with the Civil Affairs Bureau of the Japanese Ministry of Justice. In this role, he helped to oversee a major reform of the Companies Act in Japan, which passed into law in 2014.
He is Chairman of the Legal Education Committee of the Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association and has served as a visiting professor at Gakushuin University Law School, where he lectured on M&A law. Mr. Takagi also actively participates with the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and serves on the Organizing Committee for its annual conference in Tokyo.