Hiroaki Takagi is a partner in the Corporate Department of Latham & Watkins Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise. Dual qualified in Japan and the US, Hiroaki Takagi advises Japanese and international companies on complex M&A transactions, as well as corporate finance and regulatory matters.
Mr. Takagi draws on nearly two decades of experience advising clients on both cross-border and domestic M&A transactions (both public and private), as well as on matters involving Japanese securities and other regulatory and general corporate law matters.
Complementing his extensive experience in cross-border M&A and private equity transactions, Mr. Takagi has built a strong reputation in company representation work, including regulatory matters such as trade control and data privacy, corporate governance matters and navigating procedures required by securities regulations under the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act.
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 was responsible for helping to oversee a major reform of the Companies Act in Japan which passed into law in 2014.