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  • Partner
  • Tokyo

Daisuke Morimoto is a partner specializing in the unique combination of corporate transactions and crisis management matters. He also serves as an outside director for a number of Japanese companies. Based on his unique background, he provides creative one-stop legal advice to meet his clients’ business needs.

Mr. Morimoto has a high degree of expertise in complex transactions, such as takeover bids and complicated transactions involving multiple reorganizations. He has extensive experience in cross-border transactions, both from domestic and international perspectives, and is deeply familiar with a wide variety of international legal frameworks. He represents a large number of international clients and, based on his knowledge of the legal frameworks of the jurisdictions in which his clients operate, he advises on Japanese law in comparison with the laws of other countries. In the field of corporate crisis management, he has handled a broad range of anti-bribery matters, including those related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). He has extensive experience in advising on matters which include the development of anti-bribery compliance programs, anti-bribery due diligence, and internal investigations of suspected bribery cases. In recent years, he also has handled a wide variety of fraud investigations involving accounting irregularities and non-compliance matters, both for Japanese companies and their overseas subsidiaries.




Northwestern University School of Law (LL.M.)
The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)

Professional Experience

Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago and Los Angeles 
Guest Associate Professor at Kyushu University