Partner Yuichi Urata

Osaka Bar Association, Japan Federation of Bar Associations (2007)
New York (2014)

Location : Osaka Office

Professional Summary

Based in Osaka, Yuichi Urata is a corporate M&A lawyer, with particular expertise in public takeovers, securities regulations, shareholders’ meeting, shareholder activism, and private equity and venture capital investments. He advises listed and non-listed companies on complex and strategic corporate transactions, both internationally and domestically.

He also assists his clients with employment aspects of commercial transactions, employment advice, investigations, litigation and pensions.

Yuichi has strong sector experience in nursing care, infrastructure, energy, real estate and asbestos.

Education & Professional Experience

2013 - 2014
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (New York)

2013
Columbia Law School(LL.M.)

2006
Hitotsubashi University School of Law (J.D.)

2004
The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)

Publications Archives

2022.01.25
Company and Foreign Investment and M&A Law Guide 2022 Jurisdiction:Japan
2021.12.16
JAPAN: An Introduction to Corporate/M&A: Domestic
2021.03
COVID-19 and Corporate Legal Affairs – Legal Issues during/after COVID-19
2020.12.24
M&A Law Guide 2021 Jurisdiction:Japan
2020.09
Doing Business in Asia Pacific - IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum, September 2020
2019.11.26
M&A Law Guide 2020 Jurisdiction:Japan
2019.10
Acknowledged as a contributor to the World Bank Group's Doing Business in Japan 2020
2018.10
Acknowledged as a contributor to the World Bank Group's Doing Business in Japan 2019
2018.01
Acknowledged as a contributor to the World Bank Group's Doing Business in Japan 2018
2017.12.18
Disclosure of Individual Voting Records under the Revised Stewardship Code
2017.03
Annual Reports and Audit Reports for Shareholders Meetings in 2017
2017.03
Points to Note in Preparing Annual Reports and Audit Reports for Ordinary General Meetings of Shareholders in 2017
2016.12
Supreme Court Clarifies Fair Price in a Two-Step Merger
2016.04
Things to Know Now: Points to Note in the Practice concerning ‘Controlling Shareholder's Call Option of Minority's Shares'
2016.04
A Compact Commentary on the Companies Act 3: Company Auditors, Audit Committee Members and Audit and Supervisory Committee Members
2016.04
Acknowledged as a contributor to the World Bank Group's Doing Business in Japan 2016
2014.12
The Next Step In Creating a Culture of Risk Avoidance: Avoid the Creation of Harmful Internal Documents
2012.06
Commentary on United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sales of Goods Vol.12

Seminars/Lectures Archives

2022.04.22
【Online Seminar】Recent Trends in Hostile Takeovers - Case Studies and a Discussion of the Issues
2021.12.01
【Onilne Seminar】Series of M&A Legal Practice Seminars (4): Legal Practice Regarding Shareholders Agreements and Joint Venture Agreements - Looking ahead toward Enforcement of Obligations and Cases Involving Listed Companies
2021.08.03
【Onilne Seminar】Series of Seminars on Latest Court Decisions (2): Latest Court Decisions on Takeover Defense Measures (Cases of NIPPO LTD. and Japan Asia Group Limited)
2021.01.27
【Online Seminar】Compliance Practice under the Amended Companies Act of 2019 Based on the Amended Order of the Ministry of Justice (Part 1)
2019.07.18
Key Points in M&A - Learning from Disputes
2019.02.28
【Nagoya】Practices to Cope with Activist Shareholders - "Making Necessary Preparation under Normal Circumstances in View of Possible Emergency Actions (If You Want Peace, Prepare for War)"
2018.11.30
【Tokyo】Practices to Cope with Activist Shareholders - "Making Necessary Preparation under Normal Circumstances in View of Possible Emergency Actions (If You Want Peace, Prepare for War)"
2018.11.19
【Osaka】Practices to Cope with Activist Shareholders - "Making Necessary Preparation under Normal Circumstances in View of Possible Emergency Actions (If You Want Peace, Prepare for War)"
2018.08.31
Venture Investment by Business Companies
2017.03
Legal Practices for Annual Shareholders Meetings in 2017 based on Recent Trends
2017.02.17
The Basics of the Legal Practice for Shareholders' Meetings
2017.01.16
Guest Lecturer at "Mergers and Acquisitions Law" course in Doshisha Law School (Fall Semester, 2016)
2015.07
Seminar on the Corporate Governance Code - Best Practices for Complying with the Corporate Governance Code
2012.05.17
Practices in Handling Dissenting Shareholders in a Two-Step Merger

Languages

Japanese and English

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