We Welcome a New Corporate and M&A Partner and Former Big Four Associate to the Firm

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Naoki Watanabe and Mr. Shohei Teramae have joined our firm.

Naoki was a partner at a Magic Circle UK firm and a global U.S.-based law firm in Tokyo and looks back on nearly three decades of practice as a lawyer.  He has various experience in the area of domestic and international M&A, compliance and regulatory matters for healthcare companies. Following his private practice experience, he moved in-house to Sojitz Corporation and held various executive positions where he supervised legal matters, M&A, post-merger integration, internal control and group governance as the head of the M&A Management Office, Controllers’ Office, and member of the investment committee and the internal control committee. He was also the non-resident board member at some of Sojitz’s key subsidiaries.  Shohei has been mainly involved in banking and finance transactions, and general corporate matters at one of the Big Four domestic law firms in Japan.

We are excited to have Naoki and Shohei join our team of lawyers who advise multinational clients, and the breadth of their experience and capabilities will further strengthen our international capabilities.