Minoru Sawaguchi

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Minoru Sawaguchi

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Contact Information

TEL
+81-3-5223-7735
FAX
+81-3-5223-7635

Practice Areas

Work Highlights

  • Sale of Alps Logistics by Alps ​Alpine ​to Logisteed and making Alps Logistics a joint venture (May 2024)
  • Realignment of global business of NTT group by NTT and NTT DATA (May 2022)
  • Sale of Hitachi Metals by Hitachi to Bain Capital (May 2021)​
  • Acquisition of NTT Docomo by NTT through TOB (September 2020)
  • Business and capital alliance between NTT and Toyota Motor with respect to smart city business (March 2020)
  • Acquisition of NTT Urban Development by NTT through TOB (November 2018)
  • Acquisition of Alpine by Alps Electric through share exchange (July 2017)

Minoru Sawaguchi:Awards

Awards
The Best Lawyers in Japan™ and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Japan™ (2025 edition)
Awards
Top rankings received in The Nikkei's "Corporate Legal Tax Affairs and Lawyer Survey 2023"
Awards
The Best Lawyers in Japan™ and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Japan™ (2024 edition)

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Minoru Sawaguchi:News

Public Service
Minoru Sawaguchi became a member of the Study Group on Prevention of Bribery of Foreign Public Officials, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Public Service
Minoru Sawaguchi became a member of the Study Group on the General Meeting of Stockholder Processes in the New Era, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Public Service
Minoru Sawaguchi became the member of CGS Study Group (Corporate Governance System Study Group), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

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Minoru Sawaguchi:Seminars

Jul. 19, 2024MHM Open Seminars
[Now accepting applications] " [MHM Corporate Law Seminar 2024]: 'Board of Directors to become a mini-general meeting of shareholders ~ The arrival of an era in which outside directors account for the majority and conduct reviews of management ~' "
Apr. 24, 2024External Seminars
"GCNJ/PRI jointly sponsored [International Trends Seminar]: Strengthening corporate competitiveness through the practice of human capital management - Benefits gained by engaging in human capital management"
Jan. 5, 2024 - Jan. 31, 2024External Seminars
"Shareholders’ Meeting 2024: Issues and Responses"

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Minoru Sawaguchi:Publications

Magazine Article
"Practical Handling of Shareholders Meetings in 2024: Trends Concerning Advisory Policy of Proxy Advisory Firms and Proxy Voting Guidelines for Institutional Investors (Part 2)"
Magazine Article
"Practical Handling of Shareholders Meetings in 2024: Trends Concerning Advisory Policy of Proxy Advisory Firms and Proxy Voting Guidelines for Institutional Investors (Part 1)"
Book
"Corporate Governance of Japan's Top 100 Companies 2024"

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Minoru Sawaguchi:Other

Background

  • The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1991)

Major Activities

  • Lecturer at Hitotsubashi University School of Law (2005-2016)
  • Officer of the Japan Association of Corporate Directors (2014)
  • Member of the Study Group on Promoting the Conversion of General Meeting of Stockholders processes to electronic form, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2015)
  • Visiting Professor, The University of Tokyo Graduate School for Law and Politics (2016-2019)
  • Member of CGS Study Group (Corporate Governance System Study Group), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2016-)
  • Member of the Study Group on the General Meeting of Stockholder Processes in the New Era, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2019-)
  • Member of the Study Group on Prevention of Bribery of Foreign Public Officials, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (January 2020-)

Bar Admissions

admitted in Japan, 1993
Daini Tokyo Bar Association