Tetsuo Tsujimoto

Tetsuo Tsujimoto

Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)


Tetsuo Tsujimoto is a partner in the Firm's Corporate/M&A Practice Group in Tokyo and has more than 10 years of legal experience working in Japan. He co-authored various articles and publications, including the M&A Handbook on Conducting Business Practically. He was seconded to the Firm's Chicago office and Sydney office between 2011 and 2012.

Practice Focus

Mr. Tsujimoto's practice focuses on outbound/inbound cross-border M&A, public takeovers and LBO/MBOs by major private equity funds. He also has extensive experience in advising on various corporate matters surrounding listed companies (including administration of the shareholders meetings, defensive measures against hostile takeovers, corporate disclosure regulations) and formation/operation of investment funds.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented a major Japanese electronics company in its acquisition of a private company in Europe.
  • Represented a major Japanese electronics company in its acquisition of a private company in Thailand.
  • Represented a major Japanese electronic component manufacturing company in its public takeover of another electronic component manufacturing company.
  • Represented a major private equity firm in its MBOs of Japanese companies; counseled the same private equity firm concerning the formation of investment fund and various operations matters thereof.
  • Represented Recruit Holdings in its acquisition of ASX-listed Chandler Macleod Group Limited and private equity owned Peoplebank Holdings.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Japan Federation of Bar Associations - Member
  • Tokyo Bar Association - Member


  • New York~United States (2011)
  • Japan (2003)


  • University of California at Los Angeles (LLM) (2010)
  • Legal Research & Training Institute of Supreme Court of Japan (2003)
  • The University of Tokyo (LLB) (2000)


  • English
  • Japanese

Previous Offices

  • Sydney

Co-author, “Disclosures concerning Tender Offers,” Commentary on the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, Volume 1, Chapter 2-2, Kinzai, April 2011

Co-author, M&A Handbook on Conducting Business Practically, Chuokeizai-sha, June 2010, Language: Japanese

Co-author, TOB Handbook, Nikkei Business Publications, January 2007, Language: Japanese

Co-author, Post-Merger Integration: Making a Merger Work, Chuokeizai-sha, May 2006, Language: Japanese


Author, “Review on how the Tohoku Disaster will affect MAC Clauses in M&A Transactions,” MARR, RECOF, May 2011

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