Kenichi Nakano is a partner at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, whose practice is focused on providing legal advice on activities required to conduct business in Japan, including such matters as establishment of a business presence in Japan, advising on regulatory requirements, preparing IT service agreements, rules of employment, and joint venture agreements. Mr. Nakano advises financial institutions in the areas of real estate trust law, the FSA inspection process, and inter-bank transactions. He also represents clients in various types of litigation involving patent, copyright, real estate, financial futures, labor and commercial transactions issues.
Oct 24, 2017
2005 A case to contest a decision of corporation tax assessment on a foreign silent partner in a silent partnership (Tokyo District Court decision)
2006 A case concerning copyright in a movie (Intellectual Property Right High Court decision)
2007 A case to contest a decision of corporation tax assessment on a foreign silent partner in a silent partnership (Tokyo High Court Decision)
2019 A case to contest a decision of corporation tax assessment on a Japanese company relating to loan interest (Tokyo District Court decision)
1977 The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)
1984 New York University (M.C.J.)
Trained at a law firm in the United States
Jan 2009 – Dec 2011 Commercial Arbitrator, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and China Chamber of International Commerce
Jul 2011 – Auditor, Society of Global Business
June 2019-Corporate Auditor, Shibaura Electronics Co., Ltd.
Doing Business in Hungary (Part 4) Dispute Resolution and Tax Kokusai Shoji Homu, Vol.42, No.9
Doing Business in Hungary (Part 3) IP Law and Competition Law Kokusai Shoji Homu, Vol.42, No.8
Doing Business in Hungary (Part 2) Real Estate Law and Labor Law Kokusai Shoji Homu, Vol.42, No.7
Doing Business in Hungary (Part 1) Kokusai Shoji Homu, Vol.42, No.6
Copyright Protection of Computer ‘Interfaces’ in Japan European Intellectual Property Review, Vol. 2, No. 37
Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Q&A Roppo Publications
Management of cross-border M & A and subsidiaries Miyazaki Rotary Club
Oct 24, 2017
Dec 2, 2008
- Japan (1980)
- New York (1985)
Professional and Academic Associations
- Daini Tokyo Bar Association
- International Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Japanese (first language) English
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune is a full-service law firm formed by the winning combination of three leading law firms in Japan: Anderson Mori, one of the largest international firms in Japan which was best known for serving overseas companies doing business in Japan since the early 1950s; Tomotsune & Kimura, particularly well-known for its expertise in international finance transactions; and Bingham Sakai Mimura Aizawa, a premier international insolvency/restructuring and crisis-management firm.
Our combined firm provides an extraordinarily powerful value proposition. Housing all of these synergistic practices under one roof, and further increasing our resource scale, we have the capability to: (1) serve a multinational client base, (2) on in-bound, out-bound and domestic projects, (3) by providing expert, timely and cost-efficient advice, (4) across a full range of legal issues, and (5) in the largest, most complex, cross-sector transactions.
We are proud of our long tradition of serving the international business and legal communities and our reputation as one of the largest full-service law firms in Japan. Our combined expertise enables us to deliver comprehensive advice on virtually all legal issues that may arise from a corporate transaction, including those related to M&A, finance, capital markets and restructuring/insolvency, and litigation/arbitration. The majority of our lawyers are bi-lingual and experienced with communicating, drafting and negotiating across borders and around the globe. We welcome the opportunity to work closely with clients and channel our resources towards our goal of achieving more together.
Our main office in Tokyo is supported by our offices in Osaka, Nagoya, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok, as well as a Jakarta Desk.