Takaharu Totsuka

Takaharu Totsuka


Takaharu Totsuka is a partner and has been involved with various types of financial transactions including financial regulatory issues in relation to the Banking Law and Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, securitizations of real properties and receivables, PFI (private finance initiatives), and syndicated loans to operating companies and investment corporations. His scope of experience also includes mergers and acquisitions and general corporate issues.

Totsuka Takaharu

Practice Areas

Practice Groups

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


Mar 1995 The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)
Apr 1995 - Mar 2002 Worked for the Bank of Japan
Jun 2000 Harvard Law School (LL.M.)
Apr 2002 - Oct 2003 The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
Apr 2006 - Mar 2010 Adjunct Lecturer, the Graduate School of Law, Kyoto University
Apr 2010 - Mar 2013 Visiting Assistant Professor, The University of Tokyo School of Law
Jan 2017 - Member, Financial Law Board


Banking Regulation in Japan: Overview (2022) Thomson Reuters Practical Law(website)
Dec 2022
Financial Services Compliance Lexology Getting The Deal Through
Jan 2022
Banking Regulation in Japan: Overview (2021) Thomson Reuters Practical Law(website)
Nov 2021
Trends and Developments Chambers and Partners - Global Practice Guide (Banking Regulation 2021 / Japan)
Jan 2021
Banking Regulation Thomson Reuters (Professional) UK Limited
Jan 2012
Regulations on payment-services business in Japan International Investment & ETFs Review 2011
Mar 2011
New regulatory framework for commodity derivatives business in Japan International Investment & ETFs Review 2010
Mar 2010
New regulations on fund transfer business in Japan The Euromoney Financial Markets: The Next Generation Handbook 2010
Jan 2010
Proposed Amendments to the Trust Law - Impact on Asset Management Business in Japan Euromoney Global Asset Management & Trading Handbook 2006/07
Jul 2006
New Corporation Law and Financial Transactions Economic Legal Research Institute
Sep 2005
New Corporation Law and Financial Transaction Practice Ginko Homu 21, September 2005 Special Volume
Sep 2005
A Study of the Obligation to Produce Documents in Civil Procedure Monetary and Economic Studies (Kinyu Kenkyu) Vol.18 No.1
Mar 1999



Professional Admissions

  • Japan (2003)
  • New York (2002)

Professional and Academic Associations

  • Daini Tokyo Bar Association


  • Japanese (first language)
  • English