Ken Takahashi has over 20 years of legal experience in Japan. He routinely works on capital markets and securities transactions. Prior to joining the Firm in 2001, Mr. Takahashi practiced with Masuda & Ejiri, Rogers and Wells in New York, Linklaters and Paines in London, as well as with AOKI & Partners (former McIvor, Kauffman & Christensen) from 1993 to 2001.
Representative Legal Matters
- Advised domestic/overseas investors on the issuance of CBs and preferred stocks of Japanese companies.
- Represented a power company in China in its POWL in Japan as part of Global IPO (USD2.3 billion).
- Represented Bank of China in its POWL in Japan as part of Global IPO (USD2.8 billion).
- Represented a telecom company in China in its POWL in Japan as part of Global IPO (USD1.4 billion).
- Represented a Korean telecom company in its public offering of ADRs in Japan as part of a global offering (USD2.7 billion).
- Represented POSCO, a Korean steel manufacturer, in its public offering of JPY30 billion in samurai bonds in Japan.
- Represented Barclays Capital in its underwriting and sponsoring the ING Bank's programme and
Pro-bond lisitng on Tokyo AIM market (very first listing in AIM Pro-bond market).
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Tokyo Bar Association
- Japan (1987)
- College of Law at London (LL.M.) (1991)
- Legal Research & Training Institute of Supreme Court of Japan (1987)
- Keio University (LL.B.) (1985)