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.
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
- Japan (2015)
- Keio University Law School (JD) (2014)
- Waseda University (LLB) (2012)
- 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