October 23, 2023 Firm News

Sapporo Office Starts Operations

On October 23, 2023, the Sapporo Office officially starts operations as a branch office of Mori Hamada & Matsumoto LPC.

The Sapporo Office will be staffed by Mitsuhiro Tateishi, who is a partner of the firm and has extensive experience in areas including M&A, business succession, and startups, together with Kota Inatsu, an associate of the firm. The Sapporo Office will endeavor to contribute to the economic development of Hokkaido by providing cutting-edge legal support in a wide range of areas, including M&A, startups, business succession, renewable energy and other infrastructure/energy-related matters, crisis management, finance, litigation, restructuring, and cross-border transactions, while working in close coordination with the firm’s lawyers not only within Japan (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, and Takamatsu) but also at our overseas offices (those in Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Bangkok, Yangon, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Jakarta, and New York) as well as with other overseas law firms, etc. with which we are allied.

October 2023

Send any inquiries about this announcement to:
Public Relations, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Tel: +81-3-6212-8330
Email: mhm_info@mhm-global.com

Introduction of lawyers based in Sapporo Office

The following attorneys at the firm's Sapporo Office provide support for companies located in Hokkaido area in Japan.

Mitsuhiro Tateishi

Representative Partner of Sapporo Office

TEL: +81-11-798-1621(Sapporo)
E-mail: mitsuhiro.tateishi@mhm-global.com

Mitsuhiro Tateishi handles M&A, business succession, startup-related transactions, and other general corporate matters. He manages a wide range of corporate deals, including tender offers, capital and business alliances, and management buyouts involving listed companies, as well as business succession and reorganizations involving unlisted companies. He also frequently advises on support for startups and other processes related to startup investment, including the formulation of schemes and support for contract documentation related to investment in venture capital, etc. (including by way of issuances of class shares and share options). He has written extensively on corporate matters and M&A.

Bar Admissions

admitted in Japan, 2012
Sapporo Bar Association


Waseda University (LL.M., 2008)
Waseda Law School (J.D., 2011)

Kota Inatsu

LPC Associate

TEL: +81-11-798-1622(Sapporo)
E-mail: kota.inatsu@mhm-global.com

Kota Inatsu handles general corporate matters with a focus on restructuring (such as bankruptcy, civil rehabilitation, and other insolvency proceedings, Turnaround ADR, and private liquidation in accordance with the Guidelines for Business Revitalization, etc. of Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises), litigation/dispute resolution, business succession, and labor/human resources.

Bar Admissions

admitted in Japan, 2019
Sapporo Bar Association


Keio University (LL.B., 2018)

Related Information

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