Hiroyuki Kanae

Hiroyuki Kanae


Hiroyuki Kanae focuses on corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions (domestic and international), corporate reorganizations, joint ventures, labor and employment law (including dispute settlements), corporate governance, IP license agreements, and real estate transactions. He also advises on commercial litigation matters, including domestic and cross-border litigations involving major Japanese and foreign companies.

He represents major Japanese manufacturing companies, foreign financial institutions and high tech companies, as well as private equity funds.

He has been advising on the global development projects mainly for the major Japanese companies investing in North America, Europe and Asia pacific regions and has more than 30 year experiences in the cross-border M&A. In recent years, he has completed M&As and joint ventures not only in Europe and the North America but also in Asian and pacific rim developing countries by collaborating with rich overseas networks in the areas of semi-conductor, high tech, nano-tech, aviation and space, pharmaceutical, medical equipment and software industries.

Through experience of a member of the audit and supervisory board of a major logistic company that has been seeking the global strategy, he advises on the real need of management strategy foreseeing the post-merger integration.

Kanae Hiroyuki

Practice Areas

Practice Groups

  • Corporate Transaction Group
  • Dispute Resolution Group
  • Labor Law Group
  • Asia and Emerging Countries Practice Group
  • Technology & Information Practice Group
  • Life Sciences and Health Care Practice Group


Mar 1976 Waseda University (LL.B.)
Jun 1987 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Law (M.C.L.)
Sep 1987 Coudert Brothers (New York Office)



Dynamics and key points of Cross-border M&A Financial Management Forums, Inc.
Mar 1, 2018
Dynamics and key points of Cross-border M&A Financial Management Forums, Inc.
Mar 2, 2017
International Sanctions Compliance Seminar Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, Slaughter and May
Apr 19, 2016


Professional Admissions

  • Japan (1979)
  • New York (1988)

Professional and Academic Associations

  • Daini Tokyo Bar Association


  • Japanese (first language)
  • English