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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 

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

News & insights

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Publications: 12 NOVEMBER 2021

Podcast: APAC M&A Insights - Japan’s shifting attitudes change M&A market dynamics

Driven by changing attitudes and economic priorities, Japan remains a powerful outbound investor and is becoming an increasingly popular destination for inbound transactions. Despite economic, social…

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Publications: 07 OCTOBER 2021

Japan’s shifting attitudes change M&A market dynamics

Driven by changing attitudes and economic priorities, Japan remains a powerful outbound investor and is becoming an increasingly popular destination for inbound transactions.

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Publications: 19 AUGUST 2021

JCAA Rules Update: Expanded scope for expedited procedure and new Appointing Authority Rules

The Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA) has updated its rules relating to expedited procedure and published new Appointing Authority Rules with effect from 1 July 2021.

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Publications: 03 JUNE 2020

Amendments to Japan’s foreign investment regulations

Amendments to Japan’s foreign investment regulations under the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act came into effect on 8 May 2020 and will be fully implemented on 7 June 2020.

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