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Kazutoshi Kakuyama

Kazutoshi Kakuyama

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

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended
WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

National Leader

Japan - Labour & Employment

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Kazutoshi Kakuyama is an exceptional practitioner who offers clients a wealth of expertise on matters including unions, severance issues and contract drafting.

Biography

Kazutoshi Kakuyama is a partner at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, where he leads the firm's labour and employment practice group. He specialises in advising both domestic and overseas companies on labour and employment law and general corporate matters. Mr Kakuyama is well known in legal circles for his extensive experience and representation of large multinational corporations. The firm's clients seek Mr Kazutoshi's advice on the full spectrum of matters relating to labour and employment and general corporate issues, including compliance; pension issues; M&A-related labour and employment issues; employment policies and procedures; employment reduction and termination matters; labour and employment-related dispute resolution and litigation; labour union issues including representation at labour commissions in Japan and negotiation with labour unions; labour agreements; and executive service agreements.

Mr Kakuyama has been consistently named a leading attorney in the Employment category of Chambers Asia-Pacific. Further, for over 10 years, he has been leading Anderson Mori & Tomotsune to receive a Band 1 rating in the employment category of Chambers Asia-Pacific. In addition, Mr Kakuyama won the International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Award for labour and employment law in Japan in both 2010 and 2011.

Mr Kakuyama's professional memberships include a position as an executive board member of the Management Lawyers Council, as well memberships with the First Tokyo Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and LawAsia.

Mr Kakuyama received an LLB from Chuo University in Japan and an LLM from Tulane Law School in the United States.

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