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Yusuke Takaoka

Partner / Attorney at Law

Osaka Office

Major Practice Areas
Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions / Risk Management and Compliance / Business Succession / Dispute Resolution
Other Practice Areas
Restructuring and Insolvency


Although Yusuke Takaoka has extensive experience in handling negotiations and litigation related to general civil matters, as well as bankruptcy and reorganization cases, he has also handled numerous cases relating to corporate law, such as mergers & acquisitions, shareholder meetings, shareholder disputes in privately-held companies (including lawsuits and other matters with respect to shareholder meetings), court-appointed inspectors (assistants) for shareholders’ meetings, and deputy directors. 

In addition, during a three-year secondment to a securities company, Mr. Takaoka was involved in numerous M&A transactions as a financial advisor for listed companies, gaining a great deal of M&A experience from the financial advisor’s perspective, such as with respect to corporate valuation and schedule management. 

Taking advantage of this experience, Mr. Takaoka’s practice focuses on M&A transactions, in addition to the corporate law-related matters he handled prior to his secondment. 

Education & Professional Career

Jan 2024 – PresentKitahama Partners, Partner
Mar 2020Worked at a private company
Jan 2015Joined Kitahama Partners
Dec 2014Graduated from the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan; Admitted to practice in Japan
Mar 2013Kyoto University Law School (J.D.)
Mar 2011Kyoto University (LL.B.)