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伊達 隆彦
伊達 隆彦

Takahiko DATE

  • Partner
  • Tokyo
  • "He is “definitely up-and-coming” and “one of the smartest young lawyers” in the market. He enters the rankings owing to wide-spread praise for his corporate law practice, which spans M&A transactions, joint ventures and buy-outs. “His knowledge, experience and capabilities are top class,” adds an impressed client."

    Chambers, Corporate/M&A: Domestic (Asia-Pacifice 2020)
  • "He is described by market sources as "a very good counsel" who "is a very clear and commercially minded lawyer."

    Chambers, Corporate/M&A: Domestic (Global/Asia-Pacific 2022)
  • "He is described as a “very competent and diligent” lawyer, whose “client service and commercial awareness is very good."

    Chambers, Corporate/M&A: Domestic (Asia-Pacifice 2021)

Takahiko’s strengths are his ability to handle a wide range of deals in a flexible and timely manner, and his extensive experience in PE funds, cross-border transactions, as well as TMT and pharmaceutical industry-related M&A transactions.

Takahiko handles a wide range of domestic and international M&A transactions, general corporate matters, and labor matters. In particular, he has extensive experience in private equity fund investments, cross-border transactions (mainly in Europe and the U.S.), as well as TMT and pharmaceutical industry-related M&A transactions. Regardless of the difficulty or complexity of a case, his policy is to respond in a flexible, appropriate, and timely manner in accordance with his clients’ needs and expectations. He is also actively involved in D&I activities and pro bono work.

Representative Work

Awards & Rankings




New York University School of Law (LL.M., Dean's Graduate Award)
The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)

Professional Experience

Outside Director, Sight Visit Inc. 
Lecturer, Waseda Law School (Corporate Reorganization and M&A)  
Legal Division., Citigroup Japan Holdings Corp. (former Nikko Citi Holdings Inc.) 
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, New York