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Kento Tanei

Associate
Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)

Biography

Kento Tanei is a member of both the Corporate/M&A and Labor/Employment groups at Baker McKenzie's Tokyo office and worked as an employment law adviser while on a part-time secondment with a global consulting firm.

Practice Focus

Kento handles a full range of labor/employment law matters, from drafting terms and conditions of employment to advising on reductions in force and labor disputes. He has also been involved in a range of cross-border corporate transactions, including due diligence relating to mergers and acquisitions and international litigation.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acted for various domestic and international clients in analyzing, structuring and preparing documents for reduction-in-force projects, including early retirement and voluntary resignation programs.
  • Represented various domestic and international clients in labor disputes and litigation (including labor tribunals).
  • Acted for various domestic and international clients in relation to performance management, overtime work management and other employment-related issues.
  • Acted for various domestic and international clients in relation to long-term incentive plans and other compensation and benefit schemes for executives and employees.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tokyo Bar Association - Member

Admissions

  • Japan (2015)

Education

  • Keio University Law School (JD) (2014)
  • Waseda University (LLB) (2012)

Languages

  • English
  • Japanese
  • Co-author, "COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Obligations and Other Considerations for Employers in Japan," Client Alert, Baker & McKenzie, April 2020
  • Co-author, "Working Style Reform-related Bills," Client Alert, Baker & McKenzie, July 2018