Partner Seigo Takehira

Osaka Bar Association , Japan Federation of Bar Associations(2000)
New York Bar(2006)

Location : Osaka Office

Professional Summary

Mr. Seigo Takehira is a leading partner in the Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Practice Group of the firm. He has done prior work in the investment banking industry, and since 2015, has served as an examiner for the Bar and Preliminary Bar Examinations on Corporate Law.
Mr. Takehira’s practice areas include corporate governance, domestic and cross-border M&A, commercial transactions, and domestic/international dispute resolutions, covering a broad range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, energy, manufacturing, transportation, retail, real estate and financial institutions.
Mr. Takehira has more than 15 years experience in advising strategic and financial investors in M&A transactions, including private acquisitions and sales, public takeovers, mergers, spin-offs, asset transfers, share exchange, joint ventures and restructurings.
Mr. Takehira also has substantial experience in representing both foreign and domestic clients in international arbitrations and litigations that involve asbestos, product liability, breach of representations and warranties in acquisition contracts, and disputes over commercial agreements.
In 2012, the Asian Legal Business article on “Next Generation Cities” specifically cited Mr. Takehira for his expertise in corporate and M&A work.

Major Cases Handled

<Mergers and Acquisitions>
Acquisition of Anchor Electricals Group (India) by Panasonic (Japan)
Management Integration (Merger) of the Senshu Ikeda Bank
Management Integration (Share Exchange) between H2O Retailing and Izumiya
Acquisition of Aprica by Newell Rubbermaid Inc.
Acquisition of European Pharmaceutical by Japanese Pharmaceutical
Other Public Takeovers / Management Buy-Out/ Private Equity
<International Dispute Resolution>
International Arbitration involving License Agreement between Japan and United States
International Arbitration involving Development Agreement between Japan and United States
International Arbitration involving breaches of warranties after the Acquisition
Product Liabilities Litigations in United States involving Japanese manufacturers

Education & Professional Experience

2015-present
Examiner for the Bar and Preliminary Bar Examinations (Corporate Law)

2005-2006
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (New York)

2005
University of Michigan Law School (LL.M.)

2001-2003
Daiwa Securities SMBC Co., Ltd., Principal Finance Department

1997
Osaka University (LL.B.)

Seminars/Lectures Archives

2018.03
Corporate Governance in Crisis Situation
2017.08
Directions for Director Compensation Reform and System Design for Mid-sized Listed Companies -- For Transparency of the Compensation Decision-Making Process at Companies with Audit and Supervisory Committee
2017.06
Seminar for Legal Staff: Basic Knowledge on Drafting Contract in English (Overview)
2017.04
Exit Strategy
2017.03
Renovation on Director's Compensation and Annual Shareholder Meeting 2017
2016.04
Minority Investments
2016.03
Basic Knowledge on Cross-Border M&A Transactions
2015.10
Legal Issues on M&A Transactions by Regional Banks
2015.07
Seminar on the Corporate Governance Code - Best Practices for Complying with the Corporate Governance Code
2014.11
Commentary on Revised Companies Act of 2014 - Practical Point of View
2014.08
The Basics of Cross Border M&A - With Special focus on the Share Purchase Agreement
2014.05
Protecting Value in M&A Transactions
2013.10
Dispute Resolution and the Points of Joint Venture Agreements
2013.09
The Issues of Representations and Warranties and Contractual Practice
2013.09
Legal Aspects of Group Reorganization
2013.03
Increasing Risk of Accounting Fraud and Contingency Plan
2013.02
The Revision of Companies Act and the Impacts on M&A Activities
2013.02
The Revision of Companies Act and Impacts on Financial Practice including Debt Collection - Abusive Company Split and Other M&A Transactions
2012.09
European M&A in Times of the Euro Crisis
2012.05
Civil Liabilities of Companies and Securities Lawsuits regarding Fraudulent Disclosure- Case Studies and Legal Practices-
2010.07
Legal Issues for Rights Issue
2009.11
Recent Practice of Civil Liabilities and Civil Fine regarding Fraudulent Disclosure
2009.01
Disclosure Requirement for M&A Transaction under Financial Instruments and Exchange Act
2008.02
Legal Issues for Proxy Fight - Moritex District Court Case (Shareholder Meeting Resolution Revocation Litigation)

Award

Listed in Who's Who Legal: Litigation
Listed in legal counsel in Corporate and M&A in Asian Legal Business (July 2012)
Listed in Corporate and M&A section in Best Lawyers (since 2009)

Languages

Japanese and English

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