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Tokutaka Ito



Tokutaka Ito



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, aviation 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:

Alpha Corporation on the acquisition of the automotive locks business of Assa Abloy in Europe.

MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, Inc., on its acquisition of a minority stake (A$500 million) in Challenger Limited, an Australian financial services company, recognised as a leader in the individual annuity insurance market in Australia.

Asahi Group Holdings on its EUR2.55bn acquisition of Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime.

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.

A large Japanese corporation on the acquisition in the European automotive sector.

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.

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Attorney-at-law, New York, 2011

Attorney-at-law (bengoshi), Japan, 2002


LLM, Columbia Law School, 2010

LLB, Waseda University, 2000


News & insights

Publications: 25 SEPTEMBER 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus update: an overview of European Commission State aid decisions (updated 25 Sept 2020)

Under State aid rules, UK and EEA Member State governments may not generally provide selective assistance to businesses without prior approval from the European Commission (EC). This includes…

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Publications: 24 SEPTEMBER 2020

Webinar: European Green Deal – changes to look out for and impact of Covid-19 on timeline

Environmental issues, and in particular climate change, remain high on the agenda as Europe and other regions seek to "build back greener" in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. This webinar focused on…

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Publications: 24 SEPTEMBER 2020

Fintech M&A: The future of dealmaking post Covid-19 coronavirus

After a run of high-value deals at the start of the year, fintech M&A has dramatically slowed. What will dealmaking look like in the future?

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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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