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木津 嘉之
木津 嘉之

Yoshiyuki KIZU

  • Partner
  • Tokyo
  • Yoshiyuki Kizu is praised as “an excellent lawyer” and “a top M&A practitioner” who is noted as especially active in “cross-border M&A transactions involving Europe”.

    Who’s Who Legal, M&A and Governance 2022 - Legal Marketplace Analysis
  • Yoshi is one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with.

    Client Choice Awards 2022
  • Yoshi is a high talent lawyer not only because of his technical knowledge but also because of his skills set.

    Yoshiyuki has solution-oriented approach in line with the business approach and has clear communication skills when making his clients understand the risks and solutions.

    Client Choice Awards 2022

Yoshi is a seasoned cross-border deal lawyer with a focus on Europe-related matters and provides a tailored legal services in a timely and flexible manner by maximizing the experiences of working in leading firms in Germany, France and Italy.

Yoshi’s practice covers various M&A transactions, cross border deals, and day-to-day commercial businesses, with a focus on Europe-related matters. He lived in Europe approx. 8 years including studying at the master of law at UCL in London, working approx. 3 years in leading firms in Frankfurt, Paris and Italy, a short secondment in Barcelona/Madrid and having regular business trips all across Europe including the Netherlands, Nordic countries and Eastern Europe. As a leading partner of Europe practice and cross-border team, Yoshi provides a tailored legal services in a timely and flexible manner.

Representative Work

Awards & Rankings





University College London (LL.M.)
Keio University Law School (J.D.)
Keio University (LL.B.)

Professional Experience

M&A,Corporate Group, Studio Legale Chiomenti, Roma 
M&A,Corporate Group, Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I., Paris 
M&A,Corporate Group, Gleiss Lutz, Frankfurt