When clients need legal advice on cross-border transactions involving Japan, they turn to Wataru Kamoto. Wataru mainly deals with M&A transactions and corporate legal issues but he also covers employment, antitrust, tax areas, restructuring and insolvency issues, as well as wind-downs and liquidation procedures. He is familiar with the practices used by Japanese listed companies, as well as Japanese regulations on shares. He is known for providing clients with sound strategic advice.
Wataru is a Japanese qualified lawyer (bengoshi), as well as a New York qualified lawyer. He has more than 20 years' experience working for international law firms. He is well-versed on Japanese business practices, as well as international legal practices. With global experiences, Wataru has assisted multinational clients for years in seeking their own business strategies that address compliance and legal challenges. Wataru is business focused. With knowledge and experience in both corporate and tax laws, he has provided clients with sophisticated and business-focused legal advice.
He is an M&A lawyer dealing with transactions in various business sectors and he does not intend to be limited to any specific industry; he has experience in the automotive, autoparts and pharmaceutical business sectors. Wataru used to be an external general counsel for a Japanese subsidiary of a multinational insurance company and, therefore he knows Japanese insurance business regulations well.
Advising Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. on its acquisition of a 50% stake in a German geothermal power project and a joint venture with Marubeni Corporation.
Advising a Japanese company on its joint venture with Japan's largest parcel delivery company.
Advising a Japanese company on its acquisition of its subsidiary.
Advising a global risk management solutions company on the wind down and solvent liquidation of operations in Japan.
Advising a global software solutions company on the wind down and solvent liquidation of operations in Japan.
Advising a Japanese company on the U.S. anti-trust investigation.*
Advising a Japanese listed company on a merger control filing in foreign countries.*
Advising a U.S. fund on making investments into various Japanese companies.*
Advising a global company on dealing with an anti-trust related procedure by the Japanese Fair Trade Commission.*
Advising various foreign companies on merger control filings with the Japanese Fair Trade Commission.*
*Expérience antérieure à l’arrivée au sein du cabinet ».
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