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Akihiro Kawasaki

Associate
Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)

Biography

Akihiro Kawasaki is a member of the Firm's Tax & Transfer Pricing Group in Tokyo. He has a wide range of experience — including HK IPOs, crypto currency issues and tax audits — and is particularly proficient in tax consulting involving complex consolidation and reorganization-related tax concepts. Prior to joining the Firm, he worked for a major Japanese tax consulting company for 13 years, including a four-year assignment in Shanghai.

Practice Focus

Akihiro's practice focuses on cross-border tax planning for foreign MNC companies, including the development of tax-efficient capital structures and tax consolidation regimes to reduce clients’ effective tax rates.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised numerous Japanese-listed companies on Japan-China cross-border restructuring.
  • Advised the Japanese subsidiaries of US SEC-listed industrial equipment manufacturers on the domestic reorganization of the subsidiaries applying consolidated tax scheme.
  • Represented the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau in tax examinations against the subsidiaries of US SEC-listed companies.
  • Advised a Japanese company on its stock listing in Hong Kong.
  • Advised Japanese companies on virtual currency issues.

Admissions

  • Licensed Tax Attorney (Zeirishi)~Japan (2016)

Education

  • Tokyo University (2006)

Languages

  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin