Ryoichi Kaneko

Ryoichi Kaneko

Representative of Brussels Office
81-3-6775-1249 (Tokyo)  
32-(0)2-886-0347 (Brussels)
81-3-6775-2249 (Tokyo)  

Ryoichi Kaneko has extensive experience in M&A, private equity, and emerging growth/venture capital, and also advises on merger control and foreign direct investment (FDI) regulations. Ryoichi’s professional experience includes stints with the Corporate/M&A and Competition Law departments at top law firms in London, Brussels and Madrid. Besides the depth and breadth of his experience, Ryoichi is also particularly noted for his ability to provide clear, practical and highly effective bilingual advice to international clients on cross-border transactions involving Japan.

Kaneko Ryoichi

Practice Areas

Key Practice Areas

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Practice Groups

  • Corporate Transaction Group
  • Competition Law 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
Apr 2024 - Representative of Brussels Office


May 2024
Chambers Global Practice Guides - Venture Capital 2024 Chambers Global Practice Guides - Venture Capital 2024
May 2024
Apr 2024
Mar 2024
Feb 2024
A comparison of M&A laws: Japan Asia Business Law Journal
Aug 2023
May 2022
Nov 2021


Professional Admissions

  • Japan (2011)
  • New York (2019)
  • Brussels Bar (B-list) (2024)

Professional and Academic Associations

  • Daini Tokyo Bar Association


  • Japanese (first language)
  • English