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佐藤 丈文
佐藤 丈文

Takefumi SATO

  • Partner
  • Tokyo

Takefumi is a partner in our M&A practice team. He has over 25 years of experience supporting our clients in M&A transactions. He has also advised clients on a wide range of corporate law, corporate governance, and other related matters.

Takefumi Sato is a partner in the M&A and general corporate practice groups at Nishimura & Asahi. He has represented clients in various M&A transactions and other kinds of domestic and cross-border commercial transactions. His broad M&A experience includes business mergers and strategic alliances involving listed companies and going-private transactions via cash-out schemes, management buyouts, and joint ventures, and covers a wide range of industries such as manufacturing and financial services. He has also advised companies on defending against unsolicited bids and hostile takeover attempts. In addition, he has a wealth of expertise in matters related to the Companies Act and the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act and has frequently counseled clients on corporate governance matters, including advising on shareholders meetings and providing support for business judgments. He also lectures and publishes in these areas. Moreover, he has recently expanded his practice to emerging legal issues in situations requiring difficult business decisions.

Representative Work



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

Professional Experience

Lecturer, University of Tsukuba Law School 
Advisory Committee member, Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co., Ltd. 
Lecturer, Hitotsubashi University School of Law 
Outside Director, Securities Co., Ltd.  
Debevoise & Plimpton, New York