Taku Matsumoto

Taku Matsumoto


Taku Matsumoto specializes in (i) mergers & acquisitions, (ii) antitrust & competition regulation, (iii) economic security and international trade (foreign direct investment), (iv) investments in startup companies and (v) wealth management.

Taku regularly advises clients across numerous industries including finance (banks, securities companies, FinTech and funds), life sciences (pharmaceutical, medical equipment, biotech and nursing), IT (SaaS, quantum technology and sharing services), trading companies, telecommunications, advertising, sports, entertainment, education, real estate, food, manufacturing (automobiles, machinery, chemicals and engineering), logistics, retail, consulting, and resources / energy.

Matsumoto Taku

Practice Areas

Practice Groups

  • Corporate Transaction Group
  • Competition Law Group
  • Asia and Emerging Countries Practice Group
  • Data Privacy & Digital Group


Mar 2005 The University of Tokyo (B.Ed.)
Mar 2008 Waseda Law School (J.D)
Apr 2008 - Dec 2009 The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
Feb - Nov 2012 Associated with SSEK Law Firm, Jakarta
May 2016 Graduate study, Columbia University School of Law (LL.M.)
Sep 2016 - Jul 2017 Associated with Seward & Kissel LLP, New York and Washington D.C.
Jan 2020 Partner at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Jan 2020 Governance Task Force member of Japan Fencing Federation
Apr 2020 - Mar 2023 Lecturer, the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law
Sep 2021 Auditor, Quantum Strategic Industry Alliance for Revolution


Lexology GTDT - Foreign Investment Review 2023 - Japan Lexology GTDT - Foreign Investment Review 2023 - Japan
Jan 2023
International Trade 2023 Chambers and Partners
Dec 2022
Competition Law in Asia-Pacific: A Practitioner's Guide (Japan chapter) Competition Law in Asia-Pacific: A Practitioner's Guide
Feb 2015
M&A in Indonesia Kaigai-Touyushi, May 2012
May 2012


Professional Admissions

  • Japan (2009)
  • New York (2017)

Professional and Academic Associations

  • Daini Tokyo Bar Association
  • Member, Japan Society of US CPAs
  • Member, Japan Sports Law Association


  • Japanese (first language)
  • English