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Kenji Utsumi

Kenji Utsumi

Admitted to bar

1994, Japan

Languages

Japanese and English

Contact

Contact this Lawyer

TEL : +81-3-6889-7154
FAX : +81-3-6889-8154

Practice Areas

General Corporate, J-REITs, Real Estate Transactions, Pharmaceutical and Health Care, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)

Biography

Kenji Utsumi is a partner at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu. He regularly counsels domestic and foreign clients on a variety of general corporate and other legal matters, and represents these clients in a wide variety of transactions, including M&A and corporate finance deals.

Mr. Utsumi has advised clients, as their main legal counsel, on large transactions, particularly real estate transactions and transactions in the life sciences industry, several of which have been nominated for special recognition as the "Deal of the Year in Japan" in their particular categories. Mr. Utsumi regularly counsels a number of TSE and SGX listed REIT clients as well as real estate private equity funds on a wide range of matters including formation, public offerings, M&A and restructuring of REITs and real estate private equity funds. Mr. Utsumi has substantial experience with respect to real estate private equity funds and has represented fund arrangers, fund investors, lenders and tenants, and was recently informed that he is known as "the lawyer who has assisted his clients in acquiring the largest amount of real estates in Japan."

Mr. Utsumi also regularly represents domestic and foreign pharmaceutical companies, as their main legal counsel, on domestic and cross-border M&A and joint venture transactions, and provides advice on a variety of legal matters. Mr. Utsumi's expertise also encompasses pharmaceutical and life science regulations.

Other biography: Who’s Who Legal (Law Business Research Ltd)

Education/Professional Experience

1992

The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)

1994-

Nagashima & Ohno (currently Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu)

1999

University of Pennsylvania Law School (LL.M.)

1999-2000

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, Los Angeles

2003-present

Partner, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Seminars

April 6, 2017

NO&T Seminars

Investing in Japanese Real Estate

October 24, 2016

NO&T Seminars

ADVANCE Corporate Law Seminar - Pioneering the Frontier in Corporate Law
2016 Part 7 Real Estate Seminar
"Real Estate Transactions・What Legal Points Practitioners Should Know"

July 12, 2016

NO&T Seminars

Part 1 "Practical Tips of Regulations on Pharmaceutical Advertisements"

October 19, 2015

NO&T Seminars

ADVANCE Corporate Law Seminar - Pioneering the Frontier in Corporate Law
Part 4 Pharmaceutical and Health Care Seminar
"Overcoming Regulations through Legal Practice - How to Respond to and Utilize for Business the Latest Trends and Regulations Business"

April 13, 2015

NO&T Seminars

Life Sciences Industry Joint Seminar
Notes on M&As and Other Transactions in the Life Sciences Industry

May 30, 2014

NO&T Seminars

Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Seminar 2014

July 2, 2009

Seminars

A lecture for representatives of pharmaceutical affairs law related industry - featuring key practical points under new pharmaceutical regulations (Business Management Forums)

March 7, 2008

Seminars

A lecture for legal and pharmaceutical representatives of pharmaceutical, cosmetics or foods manufacturers, wholesales and retailers (Business Management Forums)

June 14, 2007

Seminars

A lecture for legal and pharmaceutical representatives of pharmaceutical businesses (Business Management Forums)

February 21, 2007

Seminars

Legal key points on J-REIT and real estate funds (Financial Management Forums)

Publications

July, 2019

Articles

Medicinal product regulation and product liability in Japan: overview (2019) (Co-author)

Life Sciences Global Guide

April, 2019

Articles

Chambers Global Practice Guides Life Sciences 2019 Japan - Law & Practice (co-author)

March, 2018

Articles

Medicinal product regulation and product liability in Japan: overview (2018) (Co-author)

Life Sciences Global Guide

April, 2017

Articles

Medicinal product regulation and product liability in Japan: overview (2017) (Co-author)

Life Sciences Global Guide

March, 2016

Articles

Medicinal product regulation and product liability in Japan: overview (2016) (Co-author)

Life Sciences Multi-jurisdictional Guide

December, 2015

Articles

Getting the Deal Through - Real Estate 2016 Japan (co-author)

June, 2015

Articles

Medicinal product regulation and product liability in Japan: overview (2015) (Co-author)

Life Sciences Multi-jurisdictional Guide

April, 2015

Articles

The Life Sciences Law Review - Edition 4 Chapter 19 JAPAN (Co-author)

March, 2015

Articles

The Life Sciences Law Review - Edition 3 Chapter 18 JAPAN (Co-author)

December, 2014

Articles

Getting the Deal Through - Real Estate 2015 Japan (co-author)

April, 2014

Articles

Medicinal product regulation and product liability in Japan: overview (2014) (Co-author)

Life Sciences Multi-jurisdictional Guide

April, 2014

Articles

Pharmaceutical IP and competition law in Japan: overview (Co-author)

Life Sciences Multi-jurisdictional Guide

April, 2014

Articles

The Life Sciences Law Review - Edition 2 Chapter 17 JAPAN (Co-author)

December, 2013

Articles

Getting the Deal Through - Real Estate 2014 Japan (co-author)

April, 2013

Articles

The Life Sciences Law Review - Edition 1 Chapter 15 JAPAN (Co-author)

March, 2013

Articles

PLC Life Sciences multi-jurisdictional guide Life sciences in Japan: overview (Co-author)

December, 2012

Articles

Getting the Deal Through - Real Estate 2013 Japan (co-author)

October, 2012

Articles

The real estate market in Japan - from a legal perspective (Co-author)

Real Estate Finance & Investment Review 2012/2013 (Euromoney Yearbooks)

March, 2012

Articles

PLC Cross-border Life Sciences Handbook 2012 Japan (Co-author)

January, 2012

Articles

Getting the Deal Through - Real Estate 2012 Japan (co-author)

April, 2011

Articles

PLC Cross-border Life Sciences Handbook 2011 Japan (Co-author)

February, 2011

Articles

Getting the Deal Through - Real Estate 2011 Japan (co-author)

January, 2010

Articles

PLC Cross-border Life Sciences Handbook 2009/10 Japan (Co-author)

November, 2009

Articles

Getting the Deal Through - Real Estate 2010 Japan (co-author)

December, 2008

Articles

Getting the Deal Through - Real Estate 2009 Japan (co-author)

January, 2008

Articles

Getting the Deal Through - Real Estate 2008 Japan (co-author)

June, 2006

Books

Advanced New Companies Act, 2nd edition (Co-author)

Shojihomu Co., Ltd.

May, 2006

Articles

Lawyers' contributions to real estate transactions

The Lawyers, May 2006

March, 2005

Articles

Practical key points on the new Company Act (8) (Co-author)

Shoji-Homu, No.17221725

January, 2004

Articles

Overcoming the risks of choosing real estate for investment trusts (Co-author)

The IFLR Guide to Japan 2004 (Supplement to International Financial Law Review, January 2004)

January, 2003

Articles

The development of Japanese real estate investment trusts (Co-author)

The IFLR Guide to Japan 2003 (Supplement to International Financial Law Review, January 2003)

January, 2001

Articles

The Business Judgment Rule and Shareholder Derivative Suits in Japan

New York International Law Review

November, 2000

Articles

Introduction to the US Real Estate Transactions

Journal of The Japanese Institute of International Business Law, Vol.28 No.11

Topics

December 5, 2019

Awards

NO&T recognized by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020

September 27, 2019

Awards

High evaluation received in Who's Who Legal: Japan 2019

April 4, 2019

Awards

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

November 30, 2018

Awards

NO&T recognized by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019

April 6, 2018

Awards

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

December 11, 2017

Awards

NO&T recognized by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018

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"