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Tomohisa Muranushi

Partner
Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)

Biography

Tomohisa Muranushi is a member of the Firm's Corporate/M&A Practice Group in Tokyo and has thirteen years of legal experience working in Japan. He co-authored M&A Handbook on Conducting Business Practically and the Japan chapter on Cross-border Labour and Employee Benefits Handbook. Tomohisa has also worked at the San Francisco and Bangkok offices of Baker McKenzie.

Practice Focus

Tomohisa has extensive experience on any matters relating to labor/employment laws including designing terms and conditions of employment, reduction in force, and labor disputes. Also, he has been involved in many mergers and acquisitions, including due diligence, structuring, documents drafting, negotiation, and integration, especially from employment and labor law perspective. He also handles internal investigation relating to compliance, litigation/disputes resolution and counsels on general corporate/commercial matters including matters relating to company act and regulations, unfair trade regulations and data privacy.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acted for various clients (both domestic and international) in analyzing, structuring, and preparing documents for reduction in force projects including early retirement and resignation programs.
  • Represented various clients (both domestic and international) in labor disputes and litigations (including labor tribunal and disputes with unions).
  • Acted for various clients (both domestic and international) in relation to performance management, overtime work management and other employment-related issues.
  • Acted for various clients (both domestic and international) in relation to long-term incentive plans and other compensation and benefit schemes for executives and employees.
  • Represented various clients (both domestic and international) in due diligence, deal structuring, documents drafting, negotiation and integration in relation to merger and acquisition deals especially from an employment/labor law perspective (including cross-border deals).
  • Acted for various clients (both domestic and international) in analyzing, structuring and preparing documents for corporate reorganizations especially from an employment/labor law perspective.
  • Represented and acted for various clients (both domestic and international) in a comprehensive internal investigation process in the event of alleged suspicious activities involving officers, directors or employees.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California - Member
  • Tokyo Bar Association - Member

Admissions

  • California~United States (2009)
  • Japan (2003)

Education

  • Columbia Law School (LL.M.) (2008)
  • Waseda University (Bachelor of Engineering) (2001)

Languages

  • English
  • Japanese

Previous Offices

  • Bangkok
  • San Francisco