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.
Key Practice Areas
Related Practice Areas
- Corporate Transaction Group
- Competition Law Group
- Asia and Emerging Countries Practice Group
- Data Privacy & Digital Group
|Mar 2008||The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)|
|Mar 2010||The University of Tokyo School of Law (J.D.)|
|Dec 2011||The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan|
|Jan 2012||Joined the firm|
|May 2017||Graduate study, 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|
Legal Approach to Newly Introduced Sustainability Disclosure Requirement in Japan Business Homu February 2023
Shareholder Activism and Hostile Takeovers in Japan Chambers and Partners
Recent Regulatory Changes and Trends in Japanese M&A Chambers and Partners
Interim Report of Market System Working Group in Financial System Council and issues in Japanese startup market Shouji Houmu Portal
The Rebound in Japanese M&A Volume in 2021 Chambers and Partners
Overview of the Guideline on Business Alliance and Investment in Startups by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Japan Fair Trade Commission Shouji Houmu Portal
Competition Law in Asia: Regulatory uncertainty in global deals Herbert Smith Freehills Podcasts
Startup Law CHUOKEIZAI-SHA
Merger Remedies Guide - Fourth Edition (Japan chapter) Global Competition Review
UK Legislation on Public Takeover and Scheme of Arrangement: Implication on Share Consideration Acquisition of UK Company by Japanese Company (Part II) The Financial and Business Law Precedents (July, 2021)
UK Legislation on Public Takeover and Scheme of Arrangement: Implication on Share Consideration Acquisition of UK Company by Japanese Company (Part I) The Financial and Business Law Precedents (Jun 2021）
New Japanese Merger Control Regime in Innovation Era: Consideration on Recent Amendment in Merger Control Guideline in Japan JILA Online Journal (Jun 2021)
Brexit: competition law implications for Japanese Companies BUSINESS LAWYERS (website)
Guidebook of English Language Contracts around the World Shojihomu Co., Ltd.
Alliance Agreements - Practice and Clauses Seirin Shoin Co., Ltd.
ESG investment and practical legal approach - Impact of recent regulatory change in sustainability disclosure - FRONTEO, Inc.
Mar 2, 2023
Recent trend and strategic approach on startup and M&A BUSINESS LAWYERS / Bengo4.com, Inc.
Jan 26, 2023
Recent practice and legal approach on ESG investment BUSINESS LAWYERS / Bengo4.com, Inc.
Oct 6, 2022
Practical approach and strategy on Startup M&A Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Sep 12, 2022
Recent M&A trend and practical approach in legal due diligence under the COVID-19 situation FRONTEO, Inc.
May 12, 2022
Practical guide on potential issues around competition laws in M&A transaction Financial Management Forums, Inc.
Feb 3, 2022
Strategy on competition law issues to achieve successful M&A Financial Management Forums, Inc.
Feb 3, 2022
Recent practice and notable topics in Japanese M&A for M&A practitioners and in-house legal BUSINESS LAWYERS / Bengo4.com, Inc.
Jan 27, 2022
Comparative Analysis and Key Issues on Share Purchase Agreement in the US, Europe and Japan Financial Management Forums, Inc.
Oct 21, 2021
Practical Insights of Investment Agreement and Shareholders Agreement: From Fundamentals to Startup Investment and Joint Venture BUSINESS LAWYERS / Bengo4.com,Inc.
Sep 10, 2021
Carve-out Merger and Acquisition for Legal Practitioners: Legal Issues around Carve-out and Standalone Issues Financial Management Forums, Inc.
Sep 3, 2021
Case study and frequently asked questions on M&A and gun-jumping Financial Management Forums, Inc.
Jul 8, 2021
Key Points on Startup Investment: Investment Agreement, Shareholders Agreements, and Alliance Agreements Financial Management Forums, Inc.
May 28, 2021
Fundamentals of English Contracts and Agreements for In-house Legal BUSINESS LAWYERS / Bengo4.com,Inc.
May 18, 2021
Important points on English Share Purchase Agreement: Comparative consideration with Japanese Share Purchase Agreement Financial Management Forums, Inc.
Mar 12, 2021
- Japan (2011)
- New York (2019)
Professional and Academic Associations
- Daini Tokyo Bar Association
- Japanese (first language)