Hideaki Umetsu

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Hideaki Umetsu

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Hideaki Umetsu handles cross-border M&A and investment, and general overseas compliance by Japanese companies. He also has extensive experience in contract negotiations related to cross-border M&A. In addition to offering advice on crisis management, including bribery and accounting fraud at overseas subsidiaries, he also offers advice on management of overseas subsidiaries and overseas governance to prevent such crises. Moreover, he also gives advice on export controls focused on security trade control, as well as trade-related matters.

Contact Information

TEL
+81-3-6212-8347
FAX
+81-3-6212-8247

Practice Areas

Hideaki Umetsu:Awards

Awards
Lawyers from Mori Hamada & Matsumoto were included in the 12th edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Japan
Awards
Top Ranking Received From The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021
Awards
Lawyers from Mori Hamada & Matsumoto were included in the 11th edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Japan

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Hideaki Umetsu:News

Public Service
Hideaki Umetsu became a member of International Activities and Strategy, Japan Federation of Bar Associations
Public Service
Hideaki Umetsu became the Co-Chair of International Bar Association (IBA) Asia Pacific Regional Forum
Public Service
Firm became the External Counsel of Advisory Centre on WTO Law (Geneva, Switzerland)

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Hideaki Umetsu:Newsletters

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

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Hideaki Umetsu:Seminars

Nov. 25, 2019External Seminars
"Asia Pacific Mergers & Acquisitions Conference: Joint Ventures in Asia"
Nov. 15, 2019External Seminars
"Singapore Investment and Dispute Resolution Forum: Insights into Doing Business in ASEAN Countries"
Sep. 30, 2019MHM Seminars
"Business-Related Legal Affairs and Compliance in Argentina: Fundamentals and Recent Trends"

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Hideaki Umetsu:Publications

Article
"Getting the Deal Through - Sanctions 2021 - Japan Chapter"
Magazine Article
"Essential Points for Management of Overseas Legal Risks"
Article
"Getting the Deal Through - Risk & Compliance Management 2021 - Japan Chapter"

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Hideaki Umetsu:Research Reports

Hideaki Umetsu:Other

Background

  • The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 2003)
  • seconded to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Deputy Director) (in charge of the Trust Law, the Corporate Law, M&A, etc.) (2006-2007)
  • The University of Chicago Law School (LL.M., 2009)
  • with Davis Polk & Wardwell (New York and Tokyo) (2009-2010)

Major Activities

  • Lecturer at Seikei University Faculty of Law (2011-2014)
  • Manager of International Councils, Japan Federation of Bar Associations (2012-2020)
  • Bar Association Liaison Officer of Asia Pacific Regional Forum of International Bar Association (2016-2019)
  • Member of the Task Force for Overseas Expansion Strategy under the Long-term Global Warming Countermeasures Platform, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (2016-)
  • Member of Expert Group for Drafting Guidebook for Introduction to Climate Change Adaptation Businesses (a project for visualization of climate change adaptation effects in 2017) issued by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2017-)
  • Co-chair of "6th Asia Pacific Regional Forum Biennial Conference: Unified Asia" organized by International Bar Association (2019-)
  • Vice Chair of International Bar Association (IBA) Asia Pacific Regional Forum (2020-)
  • Member of International Councils, Japan Federation of Bar Associations (2020-2021)
  • Head of the Coordination Committee of the publication of “Doing Business in Asia Pacific” issued by the IBA Asian Pacific Regional Forum (2020)
  • Co-Chair of International Bar Association (IBA) Asia Pacific Regional Forum (2021-)
  • Member of International Activities and Strategy, Japan Federation of Bar Associations (2021-)

Practice Group

  • Corporate Law Practice Group
  • M&A Practice Group
  • China & Asia Practice Group
  • Corporate Finance/Capital Markets Practice Group
  • Crisis Management Practice Group

Bar Admissions

admitted in Japan, 2004; New York, 2010
Daini-Tokyo Bar Association