Kazuya Yamamoto’s practice is focused on transactional, corporate and regulatory matters for major Japanese institutional clients, including the largest department store holding company and operator in Japan, Japan’s largest leasing company and highly diversified financial conglomerate and the Japan branch of one of the world’s largest custody banks.

    He specializes in domestic and international transactions, including M&A, corporate restructuring and reorganizations, joint ventures, franchise business, securitization, private equity and securities, together with expertise in labor law and litigation.

    Kazuya began his legal career at a Japan-based structured finance and securitization law firm in 2000 and made partner in 2005. He joined Mamiya Law Offices as partner in 2010, which combined with Squire Patton Boggs in 2014.

    He is a member of the Daini Tokyo Bar Association and the Japan Association of the Law of Finance.

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    Education

    • University of Pennsylvania, LL.M., 2003
    • Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan, 2000
    • Sophia University, LL.B., 1993

    Admissions

    • New York, 2004
    • Japan, 2000

    Languages

    • Japanese
    • English
    • Recommended in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 in Corporate and M&A - International firms and joint ventures, Japan
    • Recommended in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 in Corporate and M&A – International Firms and Joint Ventures, Japan.
    • Recommended as a Leading Individual in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 for Corporate and M&A – International Firms and Joint Ventures, Japan.

    • “Investments in Public Equity and Revised Rules on Takeover Bids,” The asialaw Japan Review, July 2007.
    • “Practical Considerations for Private Equity Investments,”co-author, The asialaw Japan Review, July 2007.
    • “An Examination of How Japan's Poison Pill is Taking Shape,” co-author, Commercial Law Review, 2004.
    • “Templates for Dealing with Corporate Troubles," KigyouHouritsuJitsumuKenkyukai Ed., published in Japanese by Shin-Nihon Hoki.
    • “Understanding how US and Japanese regulatory issues affect Japanese hedge fund managers,” 2006 Hedge Funds Investment Japan Conference, Westin Tokyo Hotel, June 12-13, 2006.

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