Takeshi Komatsu


Takeshi Komatsu

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Contact Information

+81-3-5223-7785 (Tokyo)
+65-6593-9753 (Singapore)
+81-3-5223-7685 (Tokyo)
+65-6593-9751 (Singapore)

Practice Areas

Work Highlights

  • ​​BIPROGY Inc.'s acquisition of majority of the shares in AFON IT, a Singapore's EPR Solution company (April 2023)
  • Advisid Takebishi Corporaiton for its acquisition of the shares in Le Champ (South East Asia) Pte Ltd, electronic parts and devices distributor headquartered in Singpaore with the regional network across 8 countries mainly in Southeast Asia (June 2021)
  • Advising Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. in relation to its transfer of the battery separator business to a US company, ENTEK (May 2021)
  • Advised Yoshinoya Holding in relation to the formation of joint venture for "Yoshinoya" business its subsidiary, Yoshinoya International Philippines Inc and Jollibee Foods Corporation (February 2021)
  • KUMIAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.'s acquisition of majority of shares in Asiatic Agricultural Industries Pte.Ltd., a Singapore headquartered pesticides products company (February 2021)
  • Carve-out M&A of overseas home appliance business by Hitachi Global Life Solutions (Established a joint venture with ARÇELİK A.Ş., a major Turkish company) (December 2020)
  • Advised Unicharm Corporation in its 100% share acquisition of DSG (Cayman) Limited , a holding company of DSG International (Thailand) Public Company Limited which manufactures and sells sanitary products in Southeast Asia (September 2018)
  • Advised MIRAIT Holdings Corporation (currently MIRAIT One Corporation) in its 100% share acquisition and privatization of LANTROVISION (S) LTD, which was listed at SGX, by Scheme of Arrangement (January 2016)

Takeshi Komatsu:Awards

The Best Lawyers in Japan™ and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Japan™ (2025 edition)
The Best Lawyers in Japan™ and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Japan™ (2024 edition)
Lawyers from Mori Hamada & Matsumoto were included in the 13th edition of The Best Lawyers in Japan™ and the inaugural Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Japan™

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Takeshi Komatsu:News

MHM handles BIPROGY Inc's acquisition of majority of the shares in AFON IT, a Singapore's EPR Solution company
MHM Handles acquisition of Asiatic Agricultural Industries Pte.Ltd., a Singapore headquartered products sales company, KUMIAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
Comments by Takeshi Komatsu were featured in a Financial Times article titled "Lockdown accelerates push into digital workflows for professional services" published on May 11, 2020

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Takeshi Komatsu:Newsletters

MHM COVID-19 Updates in Asia (April 2020) DownloadPDF

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Takeshi Komatsu:Seminars

May 31, 2023MHM Seminars
Winds of change: Notable developments in employment laws and competition laws/M&A in Malaysia
Jul. 23, 2019MHM Seminars
"Managing Private M&A Deals in Singapore"
Nov. 17, 2015External Seminars
"ABA 2015 Asia Forum – Beijing "615 million people, a U.S. $2.3 trillion economy and 10 legal systems: The Opportunities and Challenges of Investing into ASEAN""

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Takeshi Komatsu:Publications

Magazine Article
"Emergence of Generative AI and Policies Concerning AI Governance in Singapore and Japan - Comparisons with Other Main Territories"
"M&A Rules in Emerging Asian Countries - Fourth edition"
"Practical Issues of the Corporation Act New Series 9: Corporate Reorganization (3rd ed.)"

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Takeshi Komatsu:Research Reports

Takeshi Komatsu:Other


  • Kyoto University (LL.B., 1999)
  • University of Chicago Law School (LL.M., 2005)
  • with Alston & Bird, Atlanta (2005-2006)
  • seconded to the Ministry of Justice, serving under the Counselor of Civil Affairs Bureau, as a fixed-term government employee (in charge of the Companies Act ) (2006-2009)

Major Activities

  • Member of the Corporate Legislation Study Group, The 21st Century Public Policy Institute, Nippon Keidanren (2011)
  • Member of the Working Group for Myanmar’s Capital Market Development of the Policy Research Institute of the Japanese Ministry of Finance (2012-)
  • Member, Research Committee Commissioned by the Ministry of Justice for "Investigative Report on the Legislative System in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar" (2013)
  • Study on Legal System and Procedures for Promoting Business Environment: Final Report (JICA Report) (2013-2014)
  • Vice-chair, Cross Boarder Investment Committee, The Inter-Pacific Bar Association (2014-2018)
  • Completed SMU Academy Course - Module 3: Data Ethics and AI Governance Frameworks (2021)

Bar Admissions

admitted in Japan, 2000; New York, 2006
Daini-Tokyo Bar Association
Registered Foreign Lawyer in Singapore, 2012

Other Qualifications

Foreign Practitioner Certificate in Singapore, 2016