Takaki Sato

  • Marunouchi Building, 32nd Floor
  • 2-4-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
  • Tokyo 100-6332
  • Japan

Takaki Sato is an associate of Latham & Watkins Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise and a member of the firm’s Corporate Department. His practice covers a broad range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, general corporate, antitrust, and data privacy.

Prior to joining Latham & Watkins, Mr. Sato served as an associate at a major law firm in Tokyo. Mr. Sato is admitted to practice in Japan and New York.


Mr. Sato’s experience includes representation of:

  • A holding company of multiple restaurant chain brands in its ¥20 billion acquisition of a restaurant-operation subsidiary from an investment company*
  • A listed real estate company in its going-private transaction by means of a statutory subsidiarization transaction*
  • A Japanese government-related corporation in its contracts to lease oil tanks to an Arabian national petroleum company*
  • A German automobile importer in the sale of its dealership subsidiary to a Japanese trading company*
  • A metal processing company in its acquisition of a majority interest in another metal processing company by means of a tender offer*
  • A multinational software company in its global merger transaction with a US-based software company*
  • A chemical materials company in the sale of its business to a Japanese trading company via a spin-off*
  • An independent committee to assess the fairness of the issuance of convertible bonds by a solar energy company*
  • An oil development company in the sale of its business to another oil development company*
  • A Japanese trading company in its capital transactions with retail corporations*
  • An automobile importer in a cybersecurity incident, including communications with the Personal Information Protection Commission of Japan*
  • Corporations in various industries regarding compliance with Japanese and EU data privacy regulations*
  • Manufacturing clients in leniency pleas to the Japan Fair Trade Commission and the United States Department of Justice for domestic and international cartel cases*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

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