Gaku Ishiwata

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Gaku Ishiwata

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Contact Information

TEL
+81-3-5223-7753
FAX
+81-3-5223-7653

Practice Areas

Gaku Ishiwata:Awards

Awards
Top rankings received from Chambers Global 2024
Awards
Top rankings received from The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024
Awards
Top rankings received from Chambers Asia-Pacific 2024

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Gaku Ishiwata:News

Public Service
Gaku Ishiwata becomes an expert member of the Working Group on Tender Offer Rules and Large Shareholding Reporting Rules of the Financial System Council, Financial Services Agency
Public Service
Gaku Ishiwata became a lecturer at The University of Tokyo Graduate School for Law and Politics
Public Service
Firm's lawyers involved in the Revision of the “Guidebook for Introducing Incentive Plans for Sustainable Corporate Growth as Board Members’ Compensation to Encourage Companies to Promote Proactive Business Management”

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Gaku Ishiwata:Seminars

Nov. 8, 2019External Seminars
"The Global Expansion of Shareholder Activism"
Nov. 16, 2010MHM Seminars
MHM Seminar
Jul. 29, 2008External Seminars
"Largest-Ever Buyout By A Foreign Company - A Legal Perspective"

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Gaku Ishiwata:Publications

Magazine Panel Discussion
"How to Respond to a 'Bona Fide Offer'"
Magazine Article
"Future of M&A Frameworks in Japan"
Magazine Article
"Practical Considerations Concerning the 'Guidelines for Corporate Takeovers' (Part 2)"

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Gaku Ishiwata:Other

Background

  • The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1995)
  • University of Chicago Law School (LL.M., 2001)
  • with Davis Polk & Wardwell (2001-2002)
  • Lecturer at Kyoto University Law School (2007-2016)
  • Visiting Professor, The University of Tokyo Graduate School for Law and Politics (2019-2022)

Major Activities

  • Member of Committee for Study of Limited Liability Companies, organized by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2002-2003)
  • Member of Committee for Study of Tax Framework for Corporate Acquisitions, Divisions and Other Corporate Reorganizations, organized by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2004-2005)
  • Member of Corporate Value Study Group, organized by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2004-2008)
  • Member of Committee for Study of Japanese LLP, organized by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2004-2005)
  • Member of First Subcommittee, Sectional Committee on Financial System, Financial System Council (2005-2006)
  • Outside Director of Xebio Holdings Co., Ltd. (2008-) 
  • Member of Study Group for Employee Stock Ownership Plan, organized by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2008-)
  • Member of Working Group Regarding New Scheme etc. for M&A, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2010-)
  • Member of Liaison Conference on Corporate Governance, organized by Financial Services Agency (2010-)
  • Member of Disclosure System Working Group, Specialized Legal System Study Group, Financial Services Agency (2011-)
  • Outside Director of United Arrows Ltd. (2013-2020)
  • Outside Director of Digital Hearts Holdings Co., Ltd. (2018-2022)
  • Member of the Fair M&A Study Group, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2018-2019)
  • Visiting Professor, The University of Tokyo Graduate School for Law and Politics (2019-2022)
  • Member of Corporate Restructuring Study Group, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2020-)
  • Member of the Fair Acquisition Study Group, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2022-)
  • Lecturer at The University of Tokyo Graduate School for Law and Politics (2023-)
  • Expert Member of the Working Group on Tender Offer Rules and Large Shareholding Reporting Rules of the Financial System Council, Financial Services Agency (2023-)

Bar Admissions

admitted in Japan, 1997; New York, 2002
Daini Tokyo Bar Association
New York State Bar Association