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Tokutaka Ito

Partner

Tokyo

Tokutaka Ito

Partner

Tokyo

Tokutaka has both inbound and outbound corporate experience for Japanese and international clients. He focuses on cross-border M&A transactions, joint ventures, restructurings and general corporate across a range of sectors including financial services, technology, media and telecommunications, general industries, pharmaceuticals, and mining sectors. He has also worked as an investment banker at a major international investment bank in Tokyo.

Tokutaka is qualified in Japan and New York and is fluent in Japanese and English.

Tokutaka's other noteworthy experience includes advising:

  • Daidoh Limited on its acquisition of a controlling stake (65%) in Pontetorto S.p.A, from Victoria S.p.A, Enrico Banci and Luigi Banci. Pontetorto is an Italian fabrics and textile producer, recognised as a leader in the design and production of top-quality technical fabrics for fashion and sportswear.
  • Aioi Insurance Company, Ltd. in its merger with Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group Holdings, Inc. and Nissay Dowa General Insurance Company, Ltd.
  • Macquarie Airports and Macquarie Bank Limited in their US$390 million acquisition of a 19.89 percent stake in Japan Airport Terminal Co. Ltd.
  • Morgan Stanley Japan Ltd. in its approximately USD2.4bn acquisition of 13 hotels from All Nippon Airways, Co., Ltd. and subsequent intra-group restructuring (through merger) of 13 operating companies in Japan.
  • TPG Capital, Inc. in its acquisition of a 14 percent stake in TOMY Company, Ltd. the first investment by TPG in a Japanese company.
  • Westinghouse Electric UK Ltd. in its initial acquisition of a 52 percent stake in Nuclear Fuel Industries Ltd.
  • Rakuten, Inc. in its proposed integration with Tokyo Broadcasting Systems, Inc and its proxy fight 

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Experience highlights

Office

Tokyo

Allen & Overy Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo Horitsu Jimusho
38F Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Tokyo
106-6138

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Qualifications

Professional

Attorney-at-law, New York, 2011

Attorney-at-law (bengoshi), Japan, 2002 (Dai-Ni Tokyo Bar Association)

Academic

LLM, Columbia Law School, 2010

LLB, Waseda University, 2000

Recognition