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Tatsuya Tanigawa

Partner

Tokyo

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Languages:
Japanese   English   
Practice areas:
M&ACross-border M&ACorporate & Commercial TransactionsDigital OperationsDigital Innovation
Qualifications:
Admitted in Japan (1999)
Admitted in New York (2006)

Tatsuya Tanigawa is a partner of Nishimura & Asahi, and was previously seconded to a top-tier U.S. international law firm for one year. He has represented Japanese and non-Japanese buyers and sellers in numerous cross-border commercial transactions in various industries, including stock and asset acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, joint ventures and strategic alliances, for example, Representation of Nippon Life Insurance Co. in connection with acquisition of additional shares in Australia’s MLC Ltd.(2019), Representation of Japan Post Holdings Co., Ltd. in connection with agreement with acquisition of stake in Aflac Incorporated (2018), Business Integration among Minato Bank, Kansai Urban Bank and Kinki Osaka Bank (2017), Citigroup's sale of the retail banking business of Citibank Japan (2014-15).

Mr. Tanigawa writes and lectures widely on various legal topics, including Doing Deals in Japan: An Analysis of Recent Trends and Developments for the U.S. Practitioner (The Columbia Business Law Review Volume 2006 Number 3, 2007).

Among other accolades, he has received an Impressive reputation according to Chambers Global, an Impressive reputation according to Chambers Asia-Pacific, an Impressive reputation according to IFLR 1000 FINANCIAL AND CORPORATE, and was Recommended by Best Lawyers.

Recent activities

4/2020

Top attorneys in Japan: Best Lawyers - 2021 edition

Awards

2/2020

Chambers Global 2020

Awards

12/2019

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020

Awards

Education

2005
Cornell Law School (LL.M.)
1997
The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)

Professional experience

2019 -
Professor, Keio University Law School
2014 - 2019
Lecturer, Keio University Law School
2005 - 2006
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York

Major Cases

2020

Sompo Holdings, Inc. - Acquisition of a stake in Renaissance Inc.

2020

Nippon Life Insurance Co. - Acquisition of additional shares in Australia’s MLC Ltd.

2019

Nippon Life Insurance Co. - Acquisition of additional shares in Australia’s MLC Ltd.

2019

Rakuten Inc. - Acquisition of majority stake in KonMari Media, Inc.

2018

Japan Post Holdings Co., Ltd.: Acquisition of stake in Aflac Incorporated

2018

Rakuten, Inc.: Sale of O-net, Inc.

2018

Rakuten, Inc.: Group reorganization

2018

Nippon Life: Agreement with Deutsche Bank and DWS to invest in DWS

2018

Nippon Life: Conversion of Nissay Asset to wholly-owned subsidiary

2017

Business Integration among Minato Bank, Kansai Urban Bank and Kinki Osaka Bank

2017

Business Integration between JX Group and Tonen General Group

2017

KDDI - AEON Holdings Corporation

2017

Rakuten, Inc.: Establishment of new “Rakuten BIC” online service

2015

Broad strategic alliance by Kokubu and Marubeni

2015

Citigroup - Sale of Citi Cards Japan, Inc.

2014 - 2015

Citibank Japan Ltd. - Sale of its Retail Banking business

2014

KDDI Corporation - Sumitomo Corporation

2013

Marubeni - NEC Mobiling

2013

Japan Cablenet Limited - Jupiter Telecommunications

2012 - 2013

KDDI - Sumitomo Corporation - Jupiter Telecommunications

2011

Rakuten - sale of its consumer finance business

2010

Renault - Nissan Motor - Daimler

2010

Acquisition of KKBOX, a major Taiwanese music distribution company, by KDDI Corporation.

2009 - 2010

Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance - Aioi Insurance - Nissay Dowa General Insurance

2009

Citigroup - Nikko Cordial Securities

2008

Nomura Holdings - Lehman Brothers

2007 - 2008

Citigroup - Nikko Cordial Group

2004

KDDI - Carlyle Group

2001 - 2002

Roche Group - Chugai Pharmaceutical