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
Lawyers from Mori Hamada & Matsumoto were included in the 12th edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Japan
Awards
Top Ranking Received From Chambers Global 2021
Awards
Top Ranking Received From The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021

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Gaku Ishiwata:News

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
Public Service
Gaku Ishiwata became the member of the Fair M&A Study Group, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

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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
"Contested Transactions in Japan – Recent Developments and Future Outlook"
Book Article
”Theory and Practice of Agreements with and among Shareholders – Joint Ventures, Capital Alliances and Start-ups”
Book Article
"Changing Rules - Business Laws as a Strategic Weapon"

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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-)

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)
  • 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