Kenta Nishioka


Kenta Nishioka

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Kenta advises both domestic and international clients on M&A transactions. He regularly advises international clients doing business in Japan. He is also an expert in the field of Foreign Direct Investment Regulations. He is admitted to practice in Japan, New York and England and Wales.

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Practice Areas

Work Highlights

  • Issuance of preferred shares by Kasai Kogyo Co., Ltd. to Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. by third party allotment​ (May 2024)
  • MBO of Outsourcing sponsored by Bain Capital (December 2023)
  • Business alliance between Hitachi Capital and Mitsubishi UFJ Lease; and business alliance between Hitachi, Hitachi Capital, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, and Mitsubishi UFJ Lease and Finance (May 2016)​

Kenta Nishioka:Awards

Lawyers from Mori Hamada & Matsumoto were included in the 13th edition of The Best Lawyers in Japan™ and the inaugural Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Japan™

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Kenta Nishioka:News

Firm News
17 new partners and 17 new counsels
Firm News
32 new lawyers joined Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

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Kenta Nishioka:Newsletters

A Lookback on Foreign Investment Regulations in Japan in 2023 DownloadPDF
A Lookback on Foreign Investment Regulations in Japan in 2022 DownloadPDF

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Kenta Nishioka:Seminars

Feb. 19, 2020External Seminars
"Building a good business relationship with Japanese companies"
Feb. 13, 2020External Seminars
"European M&A Seminar for Japanese Expats"
Dec. 10, 2019External Seminars
"How to successfully enter the Japanese market"

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Kenta Nishioka:Publications

Magazine Article
"Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Laws (Vol. 5): Cybersecurity x Economic Security - Focusing on Infrastructure Protection and Security Clearance"
”Comprehensive Analysis of M&A Laws of Japan, 2nd edition”
Magazine Article
"An Overview of the UK's New Investment Regulation (National Security and Investment Act) and its Effect on M&A Practice"

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Kenta Nishioka:Other


  • Keio University (LL.B., 2009)
  • Keio University Law School (J.D., 2012)
  • Columbia University School of Law (LL.M., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 2018)
  • with Gleiss Lutz, Germany (2018-2019)
  • with Cuatrecasas, Spain (2019-2020)
  • with Macfarlanes, England(2020-2021)

Major Activities

  • Member, Entertainment Lawyers Network
  • Completed the Training Program for Music Copyright Managers, promoted by Music Publishers Association of Japan

Bar Admissions

admitted in Japan, 2013; New York, 2019; England and Wales, 2021
Daini Tokyo Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
England and Wales Bar Association