Akifusa Takada is seasoned in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, as well as in finance and securities transactions. He also has extensive experience in general corporate matters, including corporate governance and compliance. He has been working for the Firm’s Chicago office and is knowledgeable in M&A and securities practice in the United States. He regularly provides lectures to clients on key issues involving corporate law, M&A and the Financial Instruments and Exchange Law.
Mr. Takada advises on a wide range of domestic transactions, including acquisitions and mergers of listed companies, group reorganizations, joint ventures and private equity transactions in the financial services, pharmaceutical, machinery, food and service industry sectors. He routinely represents Japanese companies in the machinery, pharmaceuticals, food and consumer goods, and telecommunications industries in their global M&A transactions. Additionally, he also represents global clients with respect to their investments in and operations of Japanese businesses. Mr. Takada also has experience in acquisition finance and other financial transactions.
Representative Legal Matters
- Represented Megmilk Snowbrand in its merger transactions.
- Represented Asahi Breweries in its acquisition of a beverage company in Australia from Cadbury.
- Represented Zeria Pharmaceutical in its acquisition of a pharmaceutical company in Switzerland.
Professional Associations and Memberships
New York~United States (2006)
Harvard Law School
Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise) is a member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein.