Major Practice Areas
Mergers & Acquisitions / Corporate / International Practice / Dispute Resolution / Real Estate / India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka / East Asia / Southeast Asia / Europe / North America / Other
Other Qualifications
Attorney at Law Admitted in New York, U.S.A.
Japanese / English


Daisuke Sakai has been mainly handling matters in the areas of M&A, corporate and dispute resolution. Specifically, his practice focuses on cross-border M&A. In cross-border M&A matters for Japanese clients, he represents them as a legal advisor, often handling matters of investment and acquisition by the client of overseas companies (i.e., outbound matters), and there are times when he represents foreign clients as a legal advisor and handles matters involving investment and acquisitions in Japan. In addition, he provides a variety of international legal services, including review of contracts written in English, as well as domestic M&A and dispute resolution matters, such as the handling of lawsuits.

Education & Professional Career

  • Business expansion to India (M&A, mergers, etc.) by Japanese companies (mainly manufacturers)
  • Acquisition of a French company by Japanese company (manufacturer)
  • Investment by Japanese company (manufacturer) in an Israeli company
  • Acquisition of an Indonesian company by a Japanese company (manufacturer)
  • Acquisition of a U.S. company by a Japanese company (manufacturer)
  • Acquisition of a Japanese resort operating company by a Chinese company
Jan 2012 – PresentKitahama Partners, Partner
Sep 2010Admitted to Practice in the State of New York
Sep 2009 – Aug 2010Manager with KPMG India Private Limited (Delhi Office)
May 2009Vanderbilt University Law School (LL.M.)
Oct 2003Graduated from the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan; Admitted to practice in Japan; Joined Kitahama Partners
Mar 1999Kobe University (LL.B.)