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Partner (Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu NY LLP) / Head of Overseas Office (New York Office)

Ryo Okubo

Biography

Ryo Okubo is a Co-Head of Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu NY LLP. His main areas of practice are M&A, private equity, acquisition finance, technology, space law, financial regulations and other complicated corporate transactions. He has extensive experience in cross-border transactions between Japan and U.S. and other jurisdictions.

He graduated with an LL.B. from the University of Tokyo in 1999 and with an LL.M. from The University of Chicago Law School in 2006. He worked at Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston and New York from 2006 to 2008. He has also been a member of contracts supervisory committee of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) since 2010 and a part-time lecturer (civil law) at the legal department of the University of Tokyo from 2014 to 2015.

Education/Professional Experience

1999

The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)

2000-

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

2006

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

2006-2007

Ropes & Gray LLP, Boston

2007-2008

Ropes & Gray LLP, New York

2010-2017

Partner, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

2010-present

Member of Contracts Supervisory Committee, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

2014-2015

Adjunct Lecturer (Civil law), The University of Tokyo

2017-present

Partner and Co-Head of Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu NY LLP

Seminars

April 27, 2021

NO&T Seminars

Part 3 Recent Contract Practice on U.S. Share Transfer Agreements

March 19, 2021

NO&T Seminars

Part 2 Enforcement of Business Combination Regulations under the Biden Administration

February 17, 2021

NO&T Seminars

Part 1 CFIUS Enforcement under the Biden Administration

June 24, 2020

NO&T Seminars

ADVANCE Corporate Law Seminar - Pioneering the Frontier in Corporate Law
Corporate/M&A Seminar “Tightening of Foreign Investment Regulations in Japan, the U.S. and Europe (the U.S.): Tightening of U.S. Foreign Investment Regulations by CFIUS and its impact on M&A Practice”

May 8, 2020

NO&T Seminars

Part 2 U.S. Takeover Defense Practice in View of Increased Activism and Hostile Takeovers due to COVID-19, and the Resurgence of the Poison Pill

February 20, 2020

NO&T Seminars

Part 1 Latest Practice and Recent Cases on MAE (MAC) Clauses in the U.S., and Implications for Japanese Practice

December 19, 2019

NO&T Seminars

Part 4 Practical Considerations on U.S. Privacy Protection (the CCPA and SHIELD Act) concerning M&A

September 24, 2019

Seminars

A profile of the Seadrill Chapter 11 reorganisation (Panel Discussion)

August 14, 2019

NO&T Seminars

Part 3 Practical Considerations on the CFIUS Pilot Program concerning M&A Agreements

May 15, 2019

NO&T Seminars

Part 2 OFAC Regulations—Overview of Recent Cases and Guidelines, and Key Considerations on M&A Transactions

February 22, 2019

NO&T Seminars

Part 1 Acquisition Structure of Listed Companies in the U.S. and Minority Shareholders’ Rights (Appraisal Rights)

September 25, 2018

NO&T Seminars

Part 5 Shareholder Litigation, Injunctions and Directors’ Duties in View of Recent Court Decisions and Cases

August 1, 2018

NO&T Seminars

Part 4 Recent Developments in Competition Law Enforcement against Business Combinations under the Trump Administration

May 8, 2018

Seminars

The Brave New World of Blockchain, Cyber Currencies, and Smart Contracts and Their Impact on Insolvency Law – Part II

April 5, 2018

NO&T Seminars

Part 3 Recent Developments in Activist Interventions in M&As in the U.S.—Impact on and Implications for M&As by Japanese Companies

March 8, 2018

NO&T Seminars

Part 2 Impact of Recent U.S. FCPA Developments on M&A Practice

February 7, 2018

NO&T Seminars

Part 1 Tightening of Foreign Investment Regulations by CFIUS and its Impact on M&A Practice—Looking Ahead to the Introduction of the Amended FIRRMA

September 7, 2017

NO&T Seminars

ADVANCE Corporate Law Seminar - Pioneering the Frontier in Corporate Law
2017 Part 5 M&A Seminar "The Revised Civil Code and Recent Contract Practices"

March 16, 2017

NO&T Seminars

U.S. Legal Seminar
"Courting Business: The U.S. Supreme Court and International Business."

October 20, 2016

Seminars

Joint Ventures and Innovation Policies in Asia: Tactical and Operational Considerations

June 22, 2016

Seminars

Japan private equity: The state of the market in 2016

September 18, 2015

NO&T Seminars

ADVANCE Corporate Law Seminar - Pioneering the Frontier in Corporate Law
Part 3 M&A Seminar "Aggressive and Conservative M&As"

October 21, 2014

Seminars

Hazardous plants – how to tackle environmental risks in insolvency

Publications

May, 2021

Articles

Chambers Global Practice Guides Acquisition Finance 2021 Japan - Law & Practice (Co-author)

November, 2019

Articles

Chambers Global Practice Guides Acquisition Finance 2019 Japan - Law & Practice (Co-author)

June, 2019

Articles

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

November, 2018

Books

Private Equity: Jurisdictional Comparisons 3rd edition - Japan Chapter (co-author)

Thomson Reuters

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, 2017

Articles

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

May, 2016

Books

Acquisition finance in Japan: overview (co-author)

Practical Law - A Thomson Reuters Legal Solution

January, 2016

Books

"Advanced Corporate Law" (Co-authors)

Shojihomu Co., Ltd.

May, 2015

Articles

Getting the Deal Through - Acquisition Finance 2015 Japan (co-author)

October, 2014

Books

Private Equity: Jurisdictional Comparisons 2nd edition 2014 - Japan Chapter (co-author)

Thomson Reuters

June, 2014

Articles

Getting the Deal Through - Acquisition Finance 2014 Japan (co-author)

May, 2013

Articles

Getting the Deal Through - Acquisition Finance 2013 Japan (co-author)

December, 2010

Articles

Private Equity - Jurisdictional comparisons Japan (Co-author)

October, 2008

Articles

International Acquisition Finance - Jurisdictional comparisonsJapan

Topics

April 4, 2019

Awards

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

May 31, 2018

Awards

High evaluation received in Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2018

April 6, 2018

Awards

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

February 19, 2018

Awards

NO&T recognized by Chambers Global 2018

December 11, 2017

Awards

NO&T recognized by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018

October 26, 2017

News

Announcing New Co-Head of New York Office, Ryo Okubo

July 31, 2017

Awards

High evaluation received in Asialaw Leading Lawyers 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"