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Yuki Nakamura, Tokyo (Japan)


Yuki Nakamura is a founding partner of Nakamura Law Offices based in Tokyo since October 2018. Before starting his own practice, Mr. Nakamura worked for Yabuki Law offices, a prominent antitrust boutique firm in Tokyo. During the term, he was seconded to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP San Francisco office as a visiting attorney. At Yabuki, Mr Nakamura represented clients in compliance and litigation areas including international cartel cases, corruption investigations, multijurisdictional merger control and prowy fights, He also managed and conducted internal investigaiotns for Japanese and foreign listed companies in the industries of consumer electronics, automobile parts, insurance and pharmaceuticals.

Mr Nakamura now concentrates his practice on a variety of corporate areas, including corss-border transactions, M&A (due diligence and contract drafting), inbound/outbound business expansions, collection of claims, labor and employment law, new business regulations and shareholder’s derivative suit. His clients range from high-tech startups to public companies in the industries of advertising, IT software, manufacturing, achitectural design and film productions. Mr. Nakamura routinely provides Japanese corporations with legal services on reviewing and drafting contracts for sales, partnership agreements, manufacturing, outsourcing, advisory sercivces for Japanese individuals regarding offshore investment, immigration visa and inheritance procedure. Recent cases include: represented a New York-based IT software company in claiming damages for breach of contract; represented a listed Japanese advertising acency in M&A deals with US startups; represented a Japanese manufacturer against an IT developer in a dispute over software malfunction; representend a Japanese advertising agency in collectionof claims from a Singapoeran tech company represented a Japanese financial institution in a lawsuit over incompetence; previded legal advice on cryptocurrency regulations for new blockchain-related service offerings.

Mr. Nakamura received his J.D. from Hitotsubashi University Law School in 2007, where he completed the business course program. He also earned his LL.M. from Northwestern University School of Law in 2014. Mr. Nakamura is heavily involved in pro bono activities and while he was in Northwestern University law school, he served as a memeber of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law. Mr. Nakamura is currenty lincensed to practice law in Japan and State of New York and also registered as Foreign Lawyer at Singapore International Commercial Court.

Preferred practice areas: corporate, cross-border transactions, M&A, technology & communications, intellectual property, labor and employment law.

Seminars and Publications:

  • “English contract drafting” (Japanese shipbuilding company, November 2018)
  • “Update on recent changese in immigration law” (Miyagi Information Service Industry Association, November 2018)
  • “English contract drafting” (Japanese advertising company, October 2018)
  • “Business expansion to overseas” (Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, Japan 2017)
  • “Impact on practices of financial planners by civil code reform” (Japan Association for Financial Planners, 2017)
  • “Business expansion to Japan” (BEAM, at Malaysia and Singapore 2017)
  • “Dawn Raid in cartel cases” (Multi-national computer data storage company, 2017)
  • “Best practices in dawn raid by competition agencies” (International Corporate Counsels association, 2016)
  • “Flow & Check Legal Compliance Issues for Corporations (co-author, published by Shinnippon Hoki Publishing co. ltd. 2018 edition)
  • “Criminal Antitrust And Competition Law Update” (chapter on the Japan section, published by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, 2015)

Professional Associations: Japan Federation of Bar Association; New York State Bar Association; Advisor, Organization for Samll & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation; Support agency for business innovation, the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency.

Languages: Japanese (native), English

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