Tomoaki Ikenaga

Tomoaki Ikenaga


As the former General Counsel of a major financial conglomerate and the outside counsel, Mr. Ikenaga has familiar with the fields of regulatory issues relating to banks, securities firms, insurance companies, asset management companies and a rating agencies, FSA/SESC inspection, finance, derivatives, securitization, and compliance matters. Mr, Ikenaga also represents financial institutions in securities litigations and acts as ADR mediator at Financial Instruments Mediation Assistance Center.

Mr. Ikenaga also has abundant practical experiences in listed company's issues relating to corporate law, governance, internal control, shareholders' meetings, board of directors meetings, supervisory board meetings, disclosure issues, ESOP and other incentive plans, M&A, compliance, crisis management and other general corporate matters. In particular, Mr. Ikenaga has a wealth of experience in advising many automobile suppliers in establishing manufacturing subsidiaries and R&D facilities, establishing/dissolving joint ventures, technical alliance agreements, M&A, labor issues, immigration, environmental issues, etc., which he obtained during his 12 year stay in the USA.

Ikenaga Tomoaki

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Practice Groups

  • Corporate Transaction Group
  • Structured Finance Group
  • Financial Services & Transactions Group


1977 Waseda University (LL.B.)
1979 - 1981 The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
1988 Cornell Law School (LL.M.)
Sep 1988 - Aug 1989 Trainee, Baer Marks & Upham
Sept 1989 - Apr 1995 Associate, Dickinson Wright Moon VanDusen & Freeman
Jan 1991 - Apr 1995 Partner, Dickinson Wright Moon VanDusen & Freeman
Apr 1995 - Sep 1995 Partner, Mudge Rose Guthlie Alexander & Ferdon
Oct 1995 - Apr 1998 Partner, Latham & Watkins
Apr 1998 - Aug 1998 Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, Chase Manhattan Bank
Aug 1998 - May 2002 Chief Regional Counsel for Japan and Korea, Chase Manhattan Bank Tokyo Branch and JP Morgan Japan
June 2002 - Aug 2006 General Counsel, Deutsche Bank Group Japan
Oct 2006 - Partner, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Apr 2008 - Jul 2019 Lecturer, Hitotsubashi University School of Law
Apr 2008 - Mar 2014 Member of Board of Directors, Japan In-House Lawyers Association
Jun 2008 - Jun 2019 Member, Audit and Supervisory Board, AUTOBACS SEVEN Co., Ltd.
Apr 2009 - Mar 2011 External Auditor, Meguro Ward, Tokyo
Feb 2010 - Mediator, Financial Instruments Mediation Assistance Center
Jul 2010 - Member, the Governing Council, Japan Investor Protection Fund
Sep 2010 - Independent Member, the Oversight Committee, Moody's (Japan) K.K. and Moody's SF Japan K.K.
Jul 2012 - Dec 2012 Member, Working Group on Insider Trading Regulations, Financial Counsel, Financial Services Agency
Aug 2013 - Member of Board of Directors, Japan Internal Control Association
Sep 2016 - Member of Board of Directors, Japan Payment Service Association
May 2017 – Jun 2019 Auditor, The Yuumi Memorial Foundation for Home Health Care
Dec 2017 - Special Advisor, Japan Healthcare Executive Officers Association
Apr 2018 - Mar 2020 Outside Member, Internal Audit Committee, Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.
Chairperson, International Committee of Daini-Tokyo Bar Association
Jun 2020 – Corporate Auditor, Macquarie Asset Management Japan Co., Ltd.


Examination and procedure per process of investment funds Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc
Mar 2013
Oct 2009
Sep 2009
Internal control report under J-SOX Securities Law Committee Newsletter
May 2009
Latest Financial Instruments and Exchange Act Guide Book Shinnippon-Hoki Publishing Co., Ltd.
May 2006


IBA Annual Conference 2012 IBA (International Bar Association)
Sep 30 - Oct 5, 2012
On the East Japan Great Earthquake Enterprise Turnaround Support Corporation Japan Federation of Bar Associations, Sendai Bar Association, Iwate Bar Association
Nov 25, 2011
Feb 25 - 26, Mar 1, 2010
Jan 20, 2009
Fundamentals of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act Association of Japanese Corporate Legal Departments
Nov 18, 2008
An Insider View of Japan’s Economy Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) and Mallesons Stephen Jaques
Nov 18, 20, 2008
Amendments to the Events of Default and Termination Events" and "Netting opinions ISDA (International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc.)
Nov 12, 2008
Appraisal of Internal Control and Substantial Defect Institute for the Financial Affairs
Oct 14, 2008


Professional Admissions

  • Japan (1981)
  • New York (1989)

Professional and Academic Associations

  • Daini Tokyo Bar Association


  • Japanese (first language)
  • English