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Ryoichi Kaneko

Ryoichi Kaneko

About Ryoichi Kaneko

Ryoichi Kaneko has extensive experience notably in M&A (domestic and cross-border), private equity, venture capital, and competition law. Through his work at the leading law firms in London and Madrid and his qualification both in common law and civil law jurisdictions, Mr. Kaneko has the distinct strength in advising to foreign clients on the business in Japan and alliance with the Japanese companies.
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Profile: https://www.amt-law.com/en/professionals/profile/RCK
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryoichi-kaneko-6bb454a5/
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Practice Groups
  • Merger and Acquisition Group
  • Corporate Transaction Group
  • Competition Law Group
  • Technology & Information Practice Group
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Background
  • Mar 2010 The University of Tokyo School of Law (J.D.)
  • May 2017 University of California, Berkeley (LL.M., with Business Law Certificate)
  • Sep 2017 – Oct 2018 Associated with Slaughter and May, London
  • Dec 2018 – Feb 2019 Associated with Uría Menéndez, Spain
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Recent Publications (English)
  • Shareholder Activism and Hostile Takeovers in Japan (Chambers and Partners, Dec 2022)
  • Merger Control Comparative Guide: Japan (Mondaq, Oct 2022)
  • Recent Regulatory Changes and Trends in Japanese M&A (Chambers and Partners, Aug 2022)
  • The Rebound in Japanese M&A Volume in 2021 (Chambers and Partners, May 2022)
  • Competition Law in Asia: Regulatory uncertainty in global deals (Herbert Smith Freehills Podcasts, Mar 2022)
  • Merger Remedies Guide – Fourth Edition (Japan chapter) (Global Competition Review, Nov 2021)
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Recent Deal Highlight
  • Acquisition by US-based PE fund of non-ferrous metal products business from Japanese manufacturer
  • Carve-out acquisition by Japanese PE fund of domestic manufacturer broadly expanding in Asia
  • Acquisition by a European financial unicorn of a Japanese fintech startup
  • Divesture of European subsidiaries by globally operating Japanese manufacturer
  • Investment into startup in broad financing stages by Global VC and non-Japanese hedge funds
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Professional Admissions
  • Japan (2011)
  • New York (2019)
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Languages
  • Japanese
  • English

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