Chiyokazu Shindo

Chiyokazu Shindo

Senior Associate

Email chiyokazu.shindo@​

Phone +81 3 5157 8301

Fax +81 3 5157 8210

LanguagesJapanese, English

Practice groupCorporate

Chiyokazu Shindo is a senior associate in the Hogan Lovells Corporate team in Tokyo and has extensive experience in corporate legal matters, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures, restructurings, capital raising, and regulatory, with an emphasis on cross-border M&A and private equity matters.

Chiyokazu also regularly advises private companies on matters of corporate law. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, he was regional counsel for Japan and Asia-Pacific at HOYA Corporation, a Tokyo-listed supplier and seller of high-tech and medical products.

At HOYA, Chiyokazu handled a wide range of legal matters, including successfully closing the company's strategic M&A deals across Japan and Asia-Pacific. Before joining HOYA, he worked in Frontier Management Inc., a management consultancy and M&A advisory company, and a Top 10 international law firm on M&A and related corporate matters.

Education and admissions


LL.M, Northwestern University School of Law

Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court

LL.B, Chuo University

Bar admissions and qualifications

Japan - Daini Tokyo Bar Association

Representative experience

Advising Neopost Group on the formation of a joint venture between its group company Neopost Shipping S.A. and Yamato Transport Co Ltd. 

Advising Travelport Global Ltd on its acquisition of Galileo Japan K.K.

Advising Marujun Co Ltd on the sale of Indiana Marujun, a U.S.-based provider of automotive parts for Honda of America to TOA Industry

Advising Exelon Corporation on the formation of a new 50:50 joint venture with The Japan Atomic Power Company, a pioneer in Japan’s nuclear power industry

Advising a Japanese company on the sale of its US subsidiary' business

Advising a Japanese medical device related company on the sale of its subsidiary's business

Advising Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) on its JPY100bn investments in a major financial institution

Advising Nakayama Steel Works on its JPY9bn issuance of new shares by third party allotment to Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal.etc.

Advising Nakayama Steel Works on the management buyout of its subsidiary, Nankai Chemical Co., Ltd.

Advising a Japanese listed company on the sale of business of its logistics subsidiary to the certain company established by the fund

Advising TONICHI CARLIFE GROUP Inc. on its issuance of new shares by third party allotment to NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.

Advising a major securities company on its stock-for-stock exchange with its parent company of financial institute

Advising a Japanese listed company on its sale of majority shares of its subsidiary

Advising Aiful Corporation on its acquisition of credit card business LIFE Co., Ltd by way of corporate split and merger with LIFE Co., Ltd.

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