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Partner

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. He passed the New York Bar Exam in 2002, and worked at Kirkland & Ellis LLP from 2002 to 2003.

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

April, 2021

Articles

The Legal 500: 5th Edition M&A Comparative Guide - Japan (Co-author)

The Legal 500 (online)

March, 2020

Articles

The Legal 500: 4th Edition M&A Comparative Guide - Japan (Co-author)

The In-House Lawyer (online)

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

September 6, 2021

Awards

High evaluation received in Who's Who Legal: Japan 2021

August 25, 2021

Awards

NO&T receives high evaluation in IFLR1000 31st edition

November 4, 2020

Awards

High evaluation received in Who's Who Legal: Global Guide 2020

October 1, 2020

Awards

NO&T receives high evaluation in IFLR1000 30th edition

September 28, 2020

Awards

High evaluation received in Who's Who Legal: Japan 2020

December 27, 2019

Awards

High evaluation received in Who's Who Legal: Global Guide 2019

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 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"