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Ayumu Shinozaki

Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)


Ayumu Shinozaki is a member of the Firm's Corporate / M&A group in Tokyo, and has more than eight years of legal practice working in Japan. Mr. Shinozaki’s experience includes working in-house on a secondment to a major Japanese trading company from 2014 to 2015.

Practice Focus

Mr. Shinozaki regularly handles both Japanese and international mergers and acquisitions, as well as international transactions and disputes relating to cross-border commercial matters. He also advises clients, including pharmaceutical firms, on applications for licenses and permits, and negotiations relating to the healthcare industry.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented a number of clients in domestic and cross-border M&A.
  • Represented a European manufacturer in connection with the enforcement of foreign arbitration judgments regarding international commercial transactions.
  • Advised on a number of large-scale employment restructuring projects, including a case of a major software company.
  • Represented and advised on a number of contract negotiations and disputes in domestic and international transactions.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tokyo Bar Association - Member


  • Japan (2007)


  • University of Warwick (LL.M.) (2013)
  • Sophia University (LL.B.) (2005)


  • English
  • Japanese