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Kenta Nobe

Associate
Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)

Biography

Kenta Nobe is a member of the Corporate/M&A Group in the Firm's Tokyo office. He advises on general corporate law matters, including domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, reorganization transactions, corporate governance and compliance, and sports law matters. Prior to joining the Firm, he worked for a major electronics company in Japan. Kenta has legal internship experience at Kamakura International FC and Japan Football Association, and he was also seconded to a global consulting firm.

Practice Focus

Kenta's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity investment, general corporate law, labor law and sports law.

Representative Legal Matters

Mergers and acquisitions

  • Represented an electronics manufacturer listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in connection with its bid to acquire the medical device business of a global Japanese electronics manufacturer.
  • Represented a leading internet-related business company in its acquisition of a Japanese internet business company operating in Japan and some African countries.
  • Acted for a domestic private equity fund in connection with its acquisition of a domestic semiconductor manufacturer.
  • Represented a domestic private equity fund in connection with its acquisition of a Japanese aircraft equipment manufacturer operating in Japan and some Southeast Asian countries.
  • Advised a prominent global consulting firm in connection with its global corporate restructuring.
  • Represented a leading Japanese optical instrument manufacturer in connection with its global corporate restructuring.
  • Acted for a US company involved in the nuclear power industry in connection with its global corporate restructuring.

Sports-related matters

  • Represented a leading golf course management company in connection with its acquisition of several golf courses in Japan.
  • Advised an Olympics-related company on matters related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Labor

  • Acted for a major global clothing company in a labor dispute.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association - Member

Admissions

  • Japan (2013)

Education

  • Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economia of Barcelona (Master in International Sports Law) (2020)
  • Keio University Law School (JD) (2011)
  • Keio University (LLB) (2009)

Languages

  • English
  • Japanese
  • Co-translator, "Rethinking the European Union Post-crisis," Iwanami Shoten, October 2017

  • Co-translator, "EU Competition Law and E-commerce: a love-hate relationship?," Kosei-Torihiki, 798: 58-61, 799: 29-33, 800: 71-75, April 2017, May 2017, June 2017