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忍田 卓也
忍田 卓也


  • Partner
  • Tokyo

He provides advice on corporate matters, with a particular focus on domestic and cross border M&A and other corporate transactions, insurance (regulatory, investments, and reinsurance), and energy and natural resources.

Having commenced his career advising clients on the disposal of non-performing loans and on private equity investments after the collapse of the bubble economy, he has been providing corporate clients with a wide range of legal support, including advising on domestic and cross border M&A and commercial transactions, such as joint venture agreements, license agreements, etc. He also covers other areas, such as crisis management and corporate litigation. Taking advantage of his extensive experience in advising clients on a wide range of legal issues and his previous secondment to a life insurance company, he is actively engaged in the area of insurance, especially in providing regulatory advice, advice on investments by insurance companies (including M&A), and advice on reinsurance, etc. Furthermore, he also focuses on energy and natural resources, offering his expertise on various issues related to the stable supply of energy, which is fundamental to society and the economy.

Representative Work

  • 2022
    Represented T&D Holdings and its affiliate in Fortitude Re’s total transaction value of $2.2 billion acquisition of Prudential’s legacy variable annuity business
  • 2021 - 2022
    Represented a coffee beverage company in the acquisition of a coffee related business in Australia
  • 2020 - 2022
    Represented T&D Holdings and its affiliate in (i) $1.8 billion acquisition, with The Carlyle Group, of Fortitude Re from AIG and (ii) $2.1 billion co-investment transaction with The Carlyle Group, etc.
  • 2018 - 2021
    Represented a life insurance company to establish a wholly owned subsidiary life insurance company

Awards & Rankings




University of California, Davis, School of Law (LL.M.)
Keio University (LL.B.)

Professional Experience

Outside Auditor, PRONEXUS INC. 
Legal counsel of Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation 
Lecturer, Keio University Law School 
Legal counsel of an insurance company, Tokyo, affiliated of General Electric Corporation
Haynes and Boone, LLP, Texas