“He has solid knowledge and experience in a variety of local Japanese law topics that are involved in cross-border M&A transactions.”
Takeshi Nakao is regarded by clients as ‘a very solid bengoshi, able to bridge the culture gap between Japanese and Western clients’ in providing assistance on the domestic aspects of transnational acquisitions. He is also skilled in the area of antitrust.
Takeshi Nakao wins praise for his "excellent management of the overall project as well as the client relationship."
Takeshi Nakao is praised for his "strong M&A practice" and is said to "manage the team very well," according to interviewees. He is co-head of the Japan office's corporate M&A practice and is routinely mandated to handle inbound and outbound deals.
Takeshi Nakao is managing partner of the firm's Tokyo office and offers extensive experience in M&A transactions. He handles inbound transactions and also advises Japanese entities on their outbound acquisitions and investments.
A client describes Takeshi Nakao as "diligent, detail-oriented and sensitive to clients’ needs". He also provides experience advising on private equity transactions and joint venture matters.
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