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Takanori Nakajima

Partner / Attorney at Law

Osaka Office

Major Practice Areas
Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions / Restructuring and Insolvency / International Practice / Dispute Resolution / Risk Management and Compliance / North America / SDGs, Sustainability, and ESG
Attorney at Law Admitted in Illinois, U.S.A.
Japanese / English


Takanori Nakajima’s experience includes helping clients with a variety of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, corporate and commercial agreements, corporate governance, and corporate reorganizations.
At the same time, he has also handled a number of cases related to dispute resolution with both business and individuals, criminal matters including white-collar crime and internal investigations, and juvenile cases. Despite the wide variety of roles demanded for attorneys to play based upon the diverse circumstances faced by their clients, Mr. Nakajima makes it his policy to carefully and sincerely consider the client’s needs in every case he handles, while also being aware that the actions of an attorney can have a significant impact on clients’ lives. Mr. Nakajima believes that it is the attorney’s mission to enhance the societal effects of legal matters by taking a broad view of the relevant cases and handling them in a creative and innovative manner. He also believes that it is important to approach the specific details of the cases he handles with originality in legal practice, while keeping in mind that, even behind large-scale transactions, there are always individuals who are affected.

Education & Professional Career

Jan 2022 – PresentKitahama Partners, Partner
Sep 2019 – Jun 2020Visiting Attorney at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC (Atlanta Office)
Nov 2019Admitted to practice in the State of Illinois
May 2019The University of Michigan Law School (LL.M.)
Jan 2010Joined Kitahama Partners
Dec 2009Graduated from the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan; Admitted to practice in Japan
Mar 2008Kyoto University Law School (J.D.)
Mar 2005Kyoto University (LL.B.)