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Axel Kuhlmann

Axel Kuhlmann

Foreign Law Partner (*)

Tokyo Office

Axel Kuhlmann

Axel Kuhlmann

Foreign Law Partner (*)

Tokyo Office

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+81-3-6889-7240

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+81-3-6889-8240

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Axel Kuhlmann

Axel Kuhlmann is a corporate and M&A lawyer qualified in Germany and a Foreign Law Partner* of Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu. He has wide-ranging experience in the German and European market advising Japanese and global companies on all kinds of German law issues and on their business activities in Germany and other European countries. He also regularly advises German clients on their business activities in Japan, including corporate housekeeping and labor law matters of their Japanese subsidiaries.
Axel graduated from the University of Passau, Germany, and holds a doctor’s degree (Dr. iur.) from the same university. Before joining Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Axel worked for one of Germany’s leading business law firms as associated partner in the field of corporate and M&A and a member of the firm’s Japan advisory group.
Awards:
The Best Lawyers in Japan 2022 – Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Languages

Japanese, English, French, German

Qualifications

2011, Hamburg, Germany
2017, Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi (Registered Foreign Lawyer, Japan) (Jurisdiction of Primary Qualification: Germany)

*Please note that we are not engaged in a Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo (foreign law enterprise).

Languages

Japanese, English, French, German

Qualifications

2011, Hamburg, Germany
2017, Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi (Registered Foreign Lawyer, Japan) (Jurisdiction of Primary Qualification: Germany)

*Please note that we are not engaged in a Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo (foreign law enterprise).

2009
University of Passau (Doctor iuris)
2009 - 2011
Higher Regional Court of Hamburg (legal training)
2011 - 2017
Gleiss Lutz Hootz Hirsch, Hamburg
2017 -
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Tokyo
2020 - present
Foreign Law Partner, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
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