Major Practice Areas
Mergers & Acquisitions / International Practice / Europe / Antitrust and Competition Law / Consumer Protection
Attorney at Law Admitted in France
French / Japanese / English / Spanish


Claude Kaneda is a French qualified attorney who has a rich knowledge of business transactions involving French corporations, as well as various contractual and compliance matters for subsidiaries of French corporations operating in Japan. He also has been involved in various cross-border M&A transactions with respect to the automotive sector, trade and distribution sector, food retail sector, and manufacturing sector, where the concerned parties were Japanese and French corporations. Furthermore, his repertoire and expertise are expansive as he provides legal advice and solutions to a wide range of clientele. Finally, having direct experience with the French judiciary through working at the Paris Court of Appeal, the French Supreme Court and the Paris Administrative Court of Appeal, he has been involved in numerous cases regarding the French and European competition law.

Education & Professional Career

May 2023Joined Kitahama Partners
Sep 2021LPA Tokyo-Lefèvre Pelletier et Associés Law Firm, Associate
Sep 2021Admitted to the Paris Bar, France
Jan 2019Paris Administrative Court of Appeal, Assistant to the Judge
Sep 2016University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (LL.M.)
Sep 2014University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (LL.B.)
Sep 2010Graduated from Saint-Louis de Gonzague Franklin High School (France)