Kunihiro Watanabe


Kunihiro Watanabe

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Kunihiro Watanabe:Awards

Top Rankings Received in The Nikkei's "Corporate Legal Tax Affairs and Lawyer Survey 2022"
Five of our lawyers selected as finalists for Individual Categories at ALB Japan Law Awards 2022
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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Kunihiro Watanabe: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”
Firm News
Four new partners and three new of counsels
Firm News
Firm's lawyers take part in the creation of the "Guidebook for Introducing New Stock-based Compensation ("Restricted Stock") as Board Members' Compensation to Encourage Companies to Promote Proactive Business Management," released by the Corporate System

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Kunihiro Watanabe:Publications

Magazine Article
"Recent Trends Regarding Voluntary Nominating Committees and Remuneration Committees (2022)"
”Comprehensive Analysis of M&A Laws of Japan, 2nd edition”
Magazine Article
"Q&A: Practical Responses to the System for Electronic Provision of Materials for Shareholders Meetings (8, final)"

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Kunihiro Watanabe:Other


  • The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 2004)
  • Columbia University School of Law (LL.M., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 2012)
  • with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, New York (2012-2013)
  • Seconded to the Civil Affairs Bureau at the Ministry of Justice as an Attorney (specializing in the Companies Act) (2013-2015)

Practice Group

  • Corporate Law Practice Group
  • Litigation Practice Group
  • M&A Practice Group
  • Crisis Management Practice Group

Bar Admissions

admitted in Japan, 2006; New York, 2013
Daini Tokyo Bar Association
New York State Bar Association