Masatsugu Nakajima

Masatsugu Nakajima


Masatsugu Nakajima has a wide range of experience in corporate and securities law and tax law. He has undertaken a wide range of tax work relating to stamp duty, income tax, corporate tax, inheritance tax and consumption tax (inluding liquor tax). His corporate and securities experience includes takeovers, mergers and acquisitions (public and private), capital raisings, recapitalisations, private equity and venture capital, joint ventures and alliances, corporate structuring and governance and establishing a business practice in Japan. Since he was seconded on a full time basis to the M&A advisory department of one of the leading Japanese securities firms, he has been playing important roles in a number of public deals.

Nakajima Masatsugu

Practice Areas

Practice Groups

  • Tax Law Group
  • Corporate Transaction Group


2006 The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)
2009 Waseda Law School (J.D.)
2009 - 2010 The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
2011 - 2017 Academic Adviser, Waseda Law School
2014 - 2015 Worked for M&A Advisory Department of a Major Domestic Securities Firm
2017 Graduate study, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law (LL.M., Specialization in Business Law - Tax Track, Masin Family Academic Excellence Award)
Sep 2017 - Aug 2018 Associated with Clayton Utz, Brisbane



Professional Admissions

  • Japan (2010)
  • New York (2018)

Professional and Academic Associations

  • Daini Tokyo Bar Association


  • Japanese (first language)
  • English