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Akihito Taniguchi

Partner / Attorney at Law

Tokyo Office

Major Practice Areas
Mergers & Acquisitions / Venture Capital and IPOs / Corporate / Finance / Securities / Real Estate
Other Practice Areas
Risk Management and Compliance / Dispute Resolution / Consumer Protection


Akihito Taniguchi is involved in a broad range of corporate legal matters across many fields, including corporate affairs centering around mergers and acquisitions, including financing, such as assistance in initial public offerings and ventures, structured financing and real estate financing, as well as inter-enterprise disputes.

With regard to mergers and acquisitions, Mr. Taniguchi is experienced in handling complex cases ranging from stock transfers and restructuring, including mergers, company splits and joint ventures, to take-over bids and third-party allocation of new shares. In addition, making use of his experience of having been seconded to a securities firm to underwrite public offerings, Mr. Taniguchi actively assists clients in initial public offerings and ventures. Mr. Taniguchi has also accumulated a great deal of experience in resolving inter-enterprise disputes.

Work Highlights

  • Consolidation and restructuring of domestic regional banks
  • Joint venture between a major Japanese manufacturer and a major German manufacturer
  • Large-scale third-party allocation of new shares by a listed company
  • Transition to a holding company structure of a listed company

Education & Professional Career

Jan 2012 – PresentKitahama Partners, Partner
Apr 2009 – Mar 2011 Employed at a private company
Oct 2004Graduated from the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan; Admitted to practice in Japan; Joined Kitahama Partners
Mar 1999Keio University, Faculty of Business and Commerce