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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, 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.

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


Academic

LLM, Columbia Law School, 2010

LLB, Waseda University, 2000

Recognition

News & insights

Publications: 10 JULY 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus update: an overview of European Commission State aid decisions (updated 10 July 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: 08 JULY 2020

Fintech deals enter temporary lull after Q1 surge

The start of the year saw a surge in ever-larger fintech deals around the world, with every expectation that this trend would continue.

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Publications: 08 JULY 2020

Pipeline gaps and digital will drive life sciences deals

Often seen as a safe haven sector in times of crisis, the life sciences have not only been centre stage during the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis but are riding it out well.

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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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