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 (for both public and private companies), joint ventures, corporate matters, risk management and compliance issues, general commercial transactions and other domestic and international legal affairs. Drawing on his extensive experience of working at foreign law firms, Mr. Tajima is able to maximize the advantage of his business and legal know-how by regularly providing a wide range of legal services with regard to domestic and international cases involving countries in North America, Europe, Asia and other jurisdictions.

In furtherance of advancing economic globalization, Mr. Tajima believes that it is an essential capability for a competent corporate attorney to provide timely and seamless legal services regarding complicated legal issues arising in Japan and foreign jurisdictions. By taking advantage of his in-depth legal background and professional experience in cutting-edge and the highest level of legal practice with regard to various cases involving the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Turkey, India, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, China, South Korea, Australia and other jurisdictions, at top-tier law firms in Japan and abroad, Mr. Tajima always provides his clients with high-quality legal services which far exceed their expectations.

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)