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Kei Asatsuma

Kei Asatsuma

Admitted to bar

1997, Japan

Languages

Japanese and English

Contact

Contact this Lawyer

TEL : +81-3-6889-7166
FAX : +81-3-6889-8166

Practice Areas

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), Private Equity/Venture Capital, Corporate Governance, General Corporate

Biography

Kei Asatsuma is a partner at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu. His practice focuses on complex business transactions, including M&A, divestitures, spin-offs, joint ventures, strategic alliances, leveraged buyouts, private equity investing, restructuring and workouts, and recapitalizations. He also counsels clients in a wide variety of corporate matters, including corporate governance issues, and is often called upon to represent public companies involved in takeover and active shareholder defense.

He graduated with an LL.B. from the University of Tokyo in 1995 and with an LL.M. from the University of Chicago in 2002. He was admitted to practice law in Japan in 1997, and worked at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago from 2002 to 2003, where he focused on international litigation and cross-border transactions involving Japanese companies, and general corporate matters for U.S. and Japanese companies.

Education/Professional Experience

1995

The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)

1997-

Nagashima & Ohno (currently Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu)

2002

The University of Chicago Law School (LL.M.)

2002-2003

Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago

2005-present

Partner, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Publications

June, 2019

Articles

The Private Equity Review - Edition 8 Part I (Fundraising) Chapter 11 JAPAN and Part II (Investing) Chapter 10 JAPAN (co-author)

March, 2019

Articles

The Legal 500: 3rd Edition M&A Comparative Guide - Japan (co-author)

The In-House Lawyer (online)

November, 2018

Others

Practice Area Focus: M&A - What does the future hold for Japan's M&A market?

The Legal 500 Website fivehundred, November 2018

April, 2018

Articles

The Private Equity Review - Edition 7 Part 1 (Fundraising) Chapter 11 JAPAN and Part 2 (Investing) Chapter 10 JAPAN (co-author)

March, 2018

Articles

The Legal 500: 2nd Edition M&A Comparative Guide - Japan (co-author)

The In-House Lawyer (online)

March, 2017

Articles

The Private Equity Review - Edition 6 Part1 (Fundraising) Chapter10 JAPAN and Part2 (Investing) Chapter14 JAPAN (co-author)

February, 2011

Articles

Corporate insolvency: Small but strong (Co-author)

The 2011 Guide to Japan 9th Edition A Supplement to International Financial Law Review, February 2011

Topics

April 4, 2019

Awards

High evaluation received in the 2020 Edition of "The Best Lawyers in Japan"

November 26, 2018

Awards

High evaluation received in Who's Who Legal: Japan 2018

April 6, 2018

Awards

High evaluation received in the 2019 Edition of "The Best Lawyers in Japan"

October 26, 2017

Awards

High evaluation received in Who's Who Legal: Japan 2017

March 3, 2017

Awards

High evaluation received in the 2018 Edition of "The Best Lawyers in Japan"

February 29, 2016

Awards

High evaluation received in the 2017 Edition of "The Best Lawyers in Japan"

May 28, 2015

Awards

High evaluation received in the 2016 Edition of "The Best Lawyers in Japan"

October 17, 2014

Awards

High evaluation from Best Lawyers in the Fifth Edition of "The Best Lawyers in Japan"

April 17, 2013

Awards

High evaluation from "Best Lawyers 2013"