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Hiroki Kodate

Hiroki Kodate

Anderson Mori & TomotsuneOtemachi Park Building1-1-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-kuTokyoJapan100-8136

Thought Leader

WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Competition 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

WWL says

Hiroki Kodate is a respected name for a range of competition and commercial matters, and highly experienced in the intersection of competition and M&A law.

Biography

Hiroki Kodate is a partner at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, and is principally involved in the field of corporate and commercial law, with an emphasis on M&A and corporate governance – particularly cross-border M&A transactions and joint ventures, where he represents both Japanese and non-Japanese clients on a wide range of issues concerning corporate governance at Japanese-listed companies. In addition to his experience at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, he has served as an attorney at the civil affairs bureau of the Ministry of Justice of Japan (2002–2005), where he was engaged in the modernisation of Japanese corporate law. He also worked at Slaughter and May in London from 2000 to 2001.

Mr Kodate served as a member of the working group of the study council for promoting the translation of Japanese laws and regulations into foreign languages, based at the Cabinet Secretariat (2005 to 2006).

Mr Kodate received his LLM from Harvard Law School (2000) and his LLB from the University of Tokyo (1994).

He is a member of the Daini Tokyo Bar Association in Japan (since 1996) and the New York Bar (since 2001), and speaks Japanese and English fluently.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

National Leader

Japan - Competition 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Hiroki Kodate is a respected name for a range of competition and commercial matters, and highly experienced in the intersection of competition and M&A law.

Biography

Hiroki Kodate is a partner at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, and is principally involved in the field of corporate and commercial law, with an emphasis on M&A and corporate governance – particularly cross-border M&A transactions and joint ventures, where he represents both Japanese and non-Japanese clients on a wide range of issues concerning corporate governance at Japanese-listed companies. In addition to his experience at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, he has served as an attorney at the civil affairs bureau of the Ministry of Justice of Japan (2002–2005), where he was engaged in the modernisation of Japanese corporate law. He also worked at Slaughter and May in London from 2000 to 2001.

Mr Kodate served as a member of the working group of the study council for promoting the translation of Japanese laws and regulations into foreign languages, based at the Cabinet Secretariat (2005 to 2006).

Mr Kodate received his LLM from Harvard Law School (2000) and his LLB from the University of Tokyo (1994).

He is a member of the Daini Tokyo Bar Association in Japan (since 1996) and the New York Bar (since 2001), and speaks Japanese and English fluently.

Japan - M&A and Governance 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Hiroki Kodate is a prominent name in the Japanese market who demonstrates notable prowess in M&A transactions and joint ventures.

Biography

Hiroki Kodate is a partner at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, and is principally involved in the field of corporate and commercial law, with an emphasis on M&A and corporate governance – particularly cross-border M&A transactions and joint ventures, where he represents both Japanese and non-Japanese clients. In addition to his experience at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, he has served as an attorney at the civil affairs bureau of the Ministry of Justice of Japan (2002–2005), where he was engaged in the modernisation of Japanese corporate law. He also worked at Slaughter and May in London from 2000 to 2001.

Mr Kodate served as a member of the working group of the study council for promoting the translation of Japanese laws and regulations into foreign languages, based at the Cabinet Secretariat (2005–2006).

Mr Kodate received his LLM from Harvard Law School (2000) and his LLB from the University of Tokyo (1994).

He is a member of the Daini Tokyo Bar Association in Japan (since 1996) and the New York Bar (since 2001), and speaks Japanese and English fluently.

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