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
13 of our lawyers were selected as Japan’s Top 100 Lawyers 2021 in Asia Business Law Journal
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

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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

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