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


Kiyotaka Tajima specializes in mergers and acquisitions, corporate matters and international legal affairs. After graduating from an American law school, Mr. Tajima was seconded to the largest law firm in India for approximately one year, and thereafter, he worked in the Ho Chi Minh office of his then employer, a leading Japanese law firm, for approximately three years. Since coming back to Japan, Mr. Tajima has handled a wide range of domestic and international cases involving many countries, regions, and industries.

In recent times, Japanese companies of all sizes and industries have been actively engaged in global business activities. Mr. Tajima realizes that such companies have come to urgently ask attorneys for seamless assistance with their business activities inside and outside of Japan. Making use of his extensive experience and cutting-edge legal practice at top law firms in Japan and abroad, Mr. Tajima is determined to provide clients with full legal support for their domestic and international business activities.

Education & Professional Career

Please feel free to contact Mr. Tajima for inquiries concerning major cases he has handled to date.

Jan 2018 – PresentKitahama Partners, Partner
Nov 2016Joined Kitahama Partners
Sep 2013 – Oct 2016Seconded to Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu HCMC Branch (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
Jul 2013Admitted to practice in the State of New York
Nov 2012 – Aug 2013Seconded to Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. (New Delhi Office)
May 2012University of Southern California, Gould School of Law (LL.M.)
Oct 2006Graduated from the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan; Admitted to practice in Japan; Joined Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Mar 2005Kyoto University (LL.B.)

Other Activities

2015 – 2016Adjunct Lecturer, Nagoya University Research and Education Center for Japanese Law (Ho Chi Minh City)