Major Practice Areas
Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions / Securities / Venture Capital and IPOs / Risk Management and Compliance
Other Practice Areas
International Practice / Restructuring and Insolvency / Employment and Labor / Dispute Resolution
Japanese / English


Takuya Tome is a Partner specializing in the fields of mergers and acquisitions and corporate matters. Mr. Tome is versed in corporate law as well as Japan’s Financial Instruments and Exchange Act. He has substantial experience with respect to domestic mid-sized mergers and acquisitions, take-over bids (TOB) of listed companies, and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Making use of his experience of having been seconded to a stock exchange as well as a prominent corporation, Mr. Tome primarily provides securities-related legal advice, including risk management for listed companies (including during the period of assessment of initial public offering), investigations into fraud by listed or unlisted entities (including assisting the establishment of and advising an internal committee or a third-party committee), advice in regard to statutory disclosure and timely disclosure (press releases), advice in relation to securities listing regulations and responses to various requests from stock exchanges, management buyouts (MBO), capital and business alliances, anti-takeover measures (introduction, maintenance and abolishment), and advice relating to Japan’s Corporate Governance Code.

Education & Professional Career

Jan 2021 – Present Kitahama Partners, Partner
Oct 2018 – Sep 2019Worked at a private (securities) company
May 2018Northwestern University School of Law (LL.M.)
Apr 2015 – Oct 2016Seconded to the Japan Exchange Regulation (Assigned to the Listed Company Compliance Department)
Feb 2014 – Apr 2014Intern at Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd. (Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.)
Jan 2012Joined Kitahama Partners
Dec 2011Graduated from the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan; Admitted to practice in Japan
Mar 2010Keio University Law School (J.D.)
Mar 2008Keio University (LL.B.)