Gaku Ishiwata

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Contact Information

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

Practice Areas

Gaku Ishiwata:Awards

Awards
Our lawyers seleceted in "Who’s Who Legal: Japan 2022"
Awards
Top Rankings received from asialaw 2023, the definitive guide to Asia's leading law firms and lawyers
Awards
Top Rankings Received from IFLR1000’s 32nd edition

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Gaku Ishiwata:News

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”
Public Service
Gaku Ishiwata became the member of Corporate Restructuring Study Group, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Public Service
Gaku Ishiwata became a visiting professor at The University of Tokyo Graduate School

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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

Book
"Practical Issues of the Corporation Act New Series 9: Corporate Reorganization (3rd ed.)"
Book Article
"A New Frontier for Trust Solutions and Law - For Smooth M&A and Business Succession"
Book Article
"Theory and Practice of Valuations"

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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-)
  • 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)

Bar Admissions

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