Name: Masaakira Kitazawa
Firm Name: Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Country: Japan
Expertise: Investment Funds Law

Telephone: 81-3-6888-1034
Fax: 81-3-6888-3034
Email: [email protected]

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Professional Biography:

Masaakira Kitazawa is our exclusively recommended Investment Funds Law expert in Japan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Masaakira directly using the contact details above.

Masaakira is a partner at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, and specialises in the banking, securities and commercial fields for foreign and domestic clients. He has worked on financial regulatory matters, including corporate governance and compliance, and financial transactional matters, including acquisition and restructuring of corporate group entities as well as M&A transactions for domestic and foreign companies. He is also involved in private equity investment and securitisation matters. Mr. Kitazawa was also involved in many IPO’s and public offerings as well as listings on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Firm Overview:

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune is a full-service law firm formed by the merger and consolidation of the practices of three leading Japanese law firms: Anderson Mori, which established its reputation as one of the largest and most established international law firms in Japan since its inception in the early 1950s; Tomotsune & Kimura, particularly 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 exceptionally powerful value proposition. Housing all of these synergistic practices under one roof, and further increasing the scale of our resources, we are well-positioned to: better serve a wide client base; provide even more prompt and accurate advice across a broader spectrum of legal issues; and handle the largest transactions in Japan, including those which are cross-sectoral and extremely complex.

Our combined expertise enables us to deliver advice on virtually all legal issues that may arise from a corporate transaction, including M&A, finance, capital markets, restructuring / insolvency, and litigation/arbitration. The majority of our lawyers are multi-lingual and experienced with communicating, drafting and negotiating across borders around the globe.

With a long tradition of serving the international business and legal communities, our superior expertise, coupled with our standing as one of the largest law firms in Japan, translates to not only high quality services but also time and cost efficiencies, which we share with our clients.

Our main office is in Tokyo. We also maintain offices in Osaka, Nagoya, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, and Bangkok, and operate a Jakarta Desk.