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坂元 正嗣
坂元 正嗣

Masatsugu SAKAMOTO

  • Counsel
  • Tokyo

Masatsugu has represented domestic and overseas clients in a broad range of M&A transactions and general corporate matters. He has previously worked for a small law firm and on secondment in the office of a Japanese company, giving him a unique perspective to understand and support clients and their business.

Masatsugu advises domestic and overseas corporate clients on large and small sized M&A transactions and general corporate matters. He has also expanded his practice into M&A transactions involving medical corporations. Prior to joining Nishimura & Asahi, he worked for over three years at a small law firm on a broad range of civil cases, including loans and debt collections, real property transactions, traffic accidents, labor issues, bankruptcies and rehabilitations, litigation and mediation, and criminal cases. He studied at a U.S. law school and trained at a law firm in the U.S. before being seconded to the M&A promotion office of a Japanese company for two years, supporting its M&A activities as part of a principal team. Backed by his diversified work experience, he advises clients in Japanese and English, covering a wide range of inquiries and requests closely meeting the client’s needs.

Representative Work



New York University School of Law (LL.M.)
Waseda University (LL.B.)

Professional Experience

Japan Post Co., Ltd. 
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, Denver 
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, New York