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MATSUDA Takao

Title
Partner
Languages
Japanese (native)/English
E-mail address
tmatsuda@iwatagodo.com

Career Summary

March 1978
Born in Tokyo, Japan
March 1996
Graduated from Senior High School at Otsuka, University of Tsukuba
March 2000
Received his LL.B. from the University of Tokyo Faculty of Law (Private Law)
April 2000
Joined the Industrial Bank of Japan, Limited
March 2007
Left Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.
September 2008
Received his Diploma from the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (Old 61st)
September 2008
Joined Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)
May 2013
Received his LL.M. from Harvard Law School
April 2014
Joined Iwata Godo

Engaged Cases

Takao MATSUDA provides a broad range of general corporate legal services and mainly handles dispute resolution, cross border matters and corporate matters. He began his career as an attorney at a Tokyo office of a multi-national law firm, and was engaged mainly in cross border matters, M&A and business bankruptcy. After obtaining LL.M. degree at Harvard Law School, he joined IwataGodo in 2014. He has expanded his expertise also in dispute resolution (domestic and overseas), and managerial legal matters such as assisting of shareholders’ meeting. Before registered at a bar, he worked in the corporate finance department of a financial institution for seven years where he obtained deep understanding on the practices of corporate finance as well as finance and accounting. His expertise and major experiences are as follows.

1. Dispute Resolution
 Corporate: Injunction against directors’ illegal actions, petition for convocation of shareholders’ meetings, petition for disclosure of shareholder lists/minutes/accounting books, disputes over control of corporations, etc.
 Commercial: Real estate litigations, finance-related litigations (including avoidance of fraudulent action), bankruptcy-related litigations (fraudulence, set-off restriction, damage claim against directors, etc.), tax litigations (National Tax Tribunal, lawsuit for revocation of tax imposition)
 Foreign Disputes: Support foreign litigations, Japanese law opinion for foreign courts (U.S., Malaysia, Vietnam, etc.)
 Others: Litigation to secure business secret, labor disputes (dismissal, injunction against former directors’ violation to non-compete, labor tribunal), cartel allegation cases, etc.

2. Debt Collection and Bankruptcy
 Collection of loan and account receivable / enforcement of security interest, receivable and real estate.
 Business bankruptcy, civil rehabilitation and corporate reorganization

3. Advice, Structuring and Execution of Commercial Transaction
 Cross border: M&A and J/V (U.S., South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, etc.), licence agreements, loan agreements, sales agreements
 Banking transactions (loan, deposit, currency, letter of credit),
 Real estate transactions
 Domestic M&A: TOB (representing purchasers, major shareholders, and issuing companies), share deals (closed companies), business transfer, intra-group reorganization

4. Companies Act Practices and Other General Corporate Matter
 Support shareholders meetings (agenda, statutory documents, rehearsal, secretariat)
 Advice / Opinion on legality of management decisions
 Labor (dismissal, degrade, unpaid overwork wage),
 Data protection regulation
 Industry regulations: Banking, real estate, construction, automobile

Message

Appreciating precious relations with each client, I promise to provide legal services with the utmost sincerity. Not only offering legal knowledge with swiftness and accuracy, but I devote myself to propose and execute problem-solving solutions based on understanding on industrial and socioeconomic trends as well as clients’ business activities.

List of Main Publications

“New Story of Shareholders' Meeting” (co-author, Shoji Houmu, 2017)
“Legal Practices for Executives of Financial Institutions – Duties in the Era of Corporate Governance Code – ” (co-author and co-editor, Kinzai Institute For Financial Affairs, Inc., 2016)
“Schemes for Regional Financial Institutions to Provide Support for Clients’ Overseas Expansion” (co-author, Financial Regulation Vol.5 2015 SUMMER)
“Proving Insolvency in Preference Avoidance” ‘Turnaround and Credit Management’ (co-author, Kinyu Zaisei Jijo Kenkyukai, Summer 2014)
“World Legal & Business Guide No.18 South Africa” “Business Law Journal” (LexisNexis Japan, September 2012)
“Handbook for practical TOB revised edition” (co-author, Nikkei Business Publications, Inc., October 2010)
“M&A Handbook on Conducting Business Practically” (co-author, Chuokeizai-sha, Inc., June 2010)
“A strategic manual for creditors in bankruptcy proceedings” (co-author, Nikkei Business Publications, Inc., December 2009)

Publications

  • 2018.07
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Matsuda Takao's commentary titled "Alpine Electronics Answers Questions sent from a Shareholder prior to the 52nd Shareholders' Meeting" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    MATSUDA Takao 
  • 2018.06
    Publications

    Matsuda Takao's column was introduced in the article entitled "The Organization's Future Depends on the Leader's Judgment" on page 2 of Kinyu Keizai Shimbun on June 4, 2018.

    Author:
    MATSUDA Takao 
  • 2018.05
    Publications

    Wakabayashi Shigeo, Suzuki Masato, Matsuda Takao and our other lawyers co-authored the publication entitled "Compliance with Amended Civil Code: Key Points to Prepare Contract Documents" which is published by ShojiHomu Co., Ltd.

  • 2018.02
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Matsuda Takao's commentary titled "Citizen Watch Co., Ltd. Releases a Notice about Receipt of Investigation Report from the Third Party Committee and Measures to be Taken, Etc." is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    MATSUDA Takao 
  • 2017.12
    Publications

    A book co-authored by Toji Yoshihiro, Suzuki Masato, Ito Hiroki and other attorneys of Iwata Godo entitled "New Story of Shareholders' Meeting" (ShojiHomu Co., Ltd., 2017) is introduced in the article "Books Useful for Corporate Legal Affairs in Food Service Industry" of Business Law Journal No.119.

  • 2017.05
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Matsuda Takao's commentary titled "The Second Petty Bench of the Supreme Court Renders a Decision that a Bank who Issues an Import Letter of Credit shall be deemed to have Taken Delivery by Constructive Transfer of Possession From an Importer" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    MATSUDA Takao 
  • 2017.01
    Publications

    A book co-authored by 34 attorneys of Iwata Godo including Toji Yoshihiro, Suzuki Masato and Ito Hiroki entitled "New Story of Shareholders' Meeting" is published by ShojiHomu Co., Ltd.

  • 2017.01
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Matsuda Takao's commentary titled "The National Police Agency Announces the Result of Questionnaire Survey of Companies Conducted in 2016 on Elimination of Relationship with Antisocial Forces" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    MATSUDA Takao 
  • 2016.08
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Matsuda Takao's commentary titled "National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC) develops 'Basic Approach to Cybersecurity for Corporate Management'" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    MATSUDA Takao 
  • 2016.05
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Matsuda Takao's commentary titled "SMFG: Enhancement of Group Management Structure by Evolving into a Company with Nomination Committee" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    MATSUDA Takao 
  • 2016.02
    Publications

    A book compiled by Iwata Godo entitled "Legal Practices for Executives of Financial Institutions - Duties in the Era of Corporate Governance Code - " is published by Kinzai Institute For Financial Affairs, Inc. Hosomizo Kiyoshi (former FSA Commissioner and Special Advisor of Iwata Godo), as a supervising editor, and Motomura Takeshi and Matsuda Takao, as editors and authors, contributed to the publication.

  • 2016.02
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Matsuda Takao's commentary titled "Tokyo Shoko Research, Ltd. Publishes Survey Results "Listed Companies Disclosed Inappropriate Accounts/Accounting."" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    MATSUDA Takao 
  • 2015.11
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Matsuda Takao's commentary titled "Establishment of "Study Group on Acceleration of Electronization, etc. of Shareholders' Meeting Process"" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    MATSUDA Takao 
  • 2015.08
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Matsuda Takao's commentary titled "The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Encourages Preparation for ‘the Rule of Conversion of a Fixed-term Employment Contract to an Indefinite-term Employment Contract under the Labour Contract Act’" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    MATSUDA Takao 
  • 2015.05
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Matsuda Takao's commentary titled "Revision of Consumption Tax Act concerning Cross-border Provision of Services such as Electronic Contents Distribution"is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    MATSUDA Takao 
  • 2015.05
    Publications

    Matsuda Takao and Kudo Ryohei authored an article entitled "Measures to Support Overseas Business Expansion Provided by Regional Financial Institutions - Including Possibility of Joint Representative Office" which appears in the May 20, 2015 issue of Financial Regulation.

    Author:
    MATSUDA Takao  KUDO Ryohei 
  • 2015.02
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Matsuda Takao's commentary titled "Ministry of Justice Announces Ministerial Ordinance to Partially Amend Ordinance for Enforcement of the Companies Act, etc." is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    MATSUDA Takao 
  • 2014.11
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Matsuda Takao's commentary titled "Act on Special Measures on Fixed-term Employees with Special Knowledge, etc." is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    MATSUDA Takao 
  • 2014.09
    Publications

    Toji Yoshihiro, Izumi Atsushi, Usui Kouji, Okushi Kenichi, Kashiwagi Kensuke, Eiguchi Manabu, Ito Hiroki, Matsuda Takao, Aoki Shinji, Kato Mayumi, Mutou Yuuki, Onimaru Nozomi, Fukasawa Atsushi, Arata Ryusuke, Tomita Yusuke, Sato Takaki, Sakamoto Masafumi, Kudo Ryohei, Beppu Fumiya and Karasawa Akira co-authored an article entitled "Special Feature: The Companies Act as Amended and Questions and Answers of Relevant Business Practices – Revisions Concerning Merger and Acquisition" which appears in Kinyu Houmu Jijo No. 2002.

  • 2014.08
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Matsuda Takao's commentary titled "WTO Appellate Body Supports Panel Report Which Finds China's Export Restriction on Rare Earths in Breach of WTO Rules" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    MATSUDA Takao 

Lectures, Seminars and Conferences

  • 2016.07

    Hosomizo Kiyoshi, Motomura Takeshi and Matsuda Takao delivered lectures at a seminar entitled "Management of Financial Institutions and Duties of the Executives in the Era of Corporate Governance Code" at Roppongi Hills Mori Tower on May 31, 2016. For pictures of the seminar, please click here.

  • 2016.05

    Hosomizo Kiyoshi, Sakamoto Tomoko and Matsuda Takao performed a panel discussion entitled "Expected Roles of Outside Directors for Improvement in Governance and Survival of Financial Institutions" on May 20, 2016 at Finance Forum 2016 (hosted by Seminar Info Co., Ltd.).

  • 2015.08

    Matsuda Takao, Kudo Ryohei and Motomura Takeshi will deliver a lecture entitled "Strategic Legal Practices for IPO from 5 Perspectives ? People, Goods (Contract), Money, Information and Time” at the head office of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank on August 27, 2015, as part of “IPO Seminar” co-hosted by Daiwa Securities Co.Ltd., Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Group and Iwata Godo.

  • 2015.04

    Matsuda Takao and Kudo Ryohei will deliver a lecture entitled “Measures to Support Overseas Business Expansion Provided by Regional Financial Institutions ? Including Possibility of Joint Representative Office” on May 12, 2015 at Congres Convention Center, and May 22, 2015 at Bellesalle Kanda. Please visit http://www.finance-forum.jp/ for details.

News

  • 2017.01

    Matsuda Takao was appointed as a partner of our office.

  • 2014.04

    We welcomed new attorneys, Matsuda Takao, Kato Mayumi, Fukasawa Atsushi and Sakamoto Masafumi.