Yoshiki Tsurumaki

Partner

Tokyo, Japan

Yoshiki Tsurumaki deals with M&A, finance, capital markets, corporate venture capital investment, ESG investment, data center, real estate, general corporate, dispute resolution.

With regard to M&A, he has been widely involved in domestic and cross-border deal, listed and private companies.

With regard to corporate, he has been lately involved in domestic and international transactions, information technology, personal data protection, support of start-ups, etc.

With regard to finance, he has been lately involved in structuring funds, cross-border finance, project finance, issuance of securities (bond, equity, hybrid), TOB, TMK, TK-GK scheme, securitization/liquidation, financial regulations, etc.

Career

Waseda University (LL.B., 1994)

NTT Data Corporation (1994-1996)

Atsumi & Sakai(2003-2012)

Seconded to Major Security Firm, Investment Baking Dept. (2004-2005)

Vanderbilt University Law School(LL.M. 2006 - 2007)

Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP(2007-2008)

Miyake & Yamazaki(2013-2016)

King & Wood Mallesons Law Offices(Foreign Law Joint Enterprise) (2016-present )

Languages

Japanese, English

Major Activities

Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association

The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Japan-Australia Business Co-operation Committee

Publications

  • A CAUTIOUS APPROACH” (co-author) in Asian Legal Business Oct 2023 (Japan edition), published by Thomson Reuters
  • “Scheme, Regulations, Merits and Issues of Digital Securities in Japan” (web article, Business Lawyers uploaded in July 2023) 
  • See at https://www.businesslawyers.jp/articles/1302
  • “ChatGPT and the Importance of AI Governance” (co-translator: KWM Insight, May 2023)
  • “Carbon Trading Is Booming Globally – What Is It and How Does It Works?” (co-translator: KWM Insight, May 2023)
  • "Rewarding Customers Without Regulatory Risk: Loyalty Points IN Japan”  (KWM Insight, April 2023)
  • "Implications for Japanese Sustainable Finance of the Provisional Agreement on EU Green Bond Standard" (KWM Insight (Japanese), March 2023)
  • Investing In Japanese Data Centres: A GUIDE” (KWM Insight, March 2023)
  • “Publication of Guideline on Investment in Start-Up” (KWM Insight (Japanese), April 2022)
  • “Earn-Out, Locked Box, and Retention: Private Acquisitions (Japan) “ Practical Law Global (“PLG”) (April 2022)
  • “Asset Acquisition Documents: Private Acquisition (Japan)” PLG (April 2022)
  • “Employees: Cross-Border Private Acquisitions (Japan)” PLG (March 2022)
  • “Tiered Dispute Resolution Clauses -why you should use them and how to make sure they work” (web article, Japanese translation), Business Lawyers uploaded in December 2019.
  • See at https://www.businesslawyers.jp/articles/673
  • The Representation and Warranty of ABA Model Stock Purchase Agreement Vol. 47, No.12, Kokusai-Shojihomu (International Business Law Review, 2019)
  • “Japan’s Virtual Currency Registration System Is About To Chance” (KWM Insight, May 2018)
  • The Representation and Warranty of ABA Model Stock Purchase Agreement Vol. 45, No.6, Kokusai-Shojihomu (International Business Law Review, 2017)
  • The Representation and Warranty of ABA Model Stock Purchase Agreement Vol. 44, No.4, Kokusai-Shojihomu (International Business Law Review, 2016)
  • "Dual Class Structuring in the US and Japan - A Look at The Facebook Listing", Shojihomu (Commercial Law Review), No.1982, Shojihomu-kenkyukai (2012)
  • "How to Utilize Private Capital for Restoration in the Aftermath of the Tohoku Earthquake – Possibilities and Problems", NBL, No.954, Shojihomu (2011)
  • “New Taxation measures aimed at facilitating Islamic Bond (Sukuk) issuance” Practical Law Company(“PLC”) (February, 2011)
  • “Short Sales and Japan’s moves to promote transparency and fairness in public share offers” PLC (January, 2011)
  • “The financial markets in Japan 2010 and outlook for 2011” PLC (January 2011)
  • "An Attempt to Introduce Revenue Bonds into Japan" NBL, Vol927, Shojihomu (2010)
  • “Late Claims not recognized under Corporate Rehabilitation Proceedings” PLC (October 2010)
  • “METI Announces its “Action 100″Plan for Growth” PLC (October, 2010)
  • “Japanese Government Initiatives to Attract Real Estate Investment” PLC (July 2010)
  • “Additional disclosure items concerning corporate governance” PLC (March 2010)
  • “The financial markets in Japan 2009 and outlook for 2010” PLC (January 2010)
  • “Creation of an Alternative Dispute Resolution Framework for Financial Services” PLC (November 2009)
  • “Hitachi launches tender offer in bid to delist five subsidiaries” PLC (September 2009)
  • “Recent Amendments to Japanese Antimonopoly Act” PLC (July 2009)
  • “Tokyo to establish Alternative Stock Exchange based on London’s AIM” PLC (May, 2009)
  • “The Financial Services Agency of Japan requests exchanges in Japan to enhance disclosure to each other” PLC (April 2009)
  • "Finance with Keep-well Agreement" NBL, Vol.910, Shojihomu (2009)
  • "Cooperative Approach for Preventing Insider Trading—Implications for Japan of recent enforcement actions in the US," Shojihomu (Commercial Law Review), Vol 1840, Shojihomu-kenkyukai, 2008 (Co-authored)
  • "Implications for Japanese regulations of the abolishment of US price restriction on short selling," Shojihomu (Commercial Law Review), Vol. 1827, Shojihomu-kenkyukai, 2008
  • "Introduction of Financial Techniques in PFI," (in Japanese), PFI News, Issue No.79 (Co-author)
  • "Recent legal developments affecting J-REITS," Asian Counsel Vol. 3 Issue 3, April 2005

Lectures

  • “Curve-out M&A & Risk hedge with Case Study” hosted by Business Research Institute, December 2023
  • “EC Business and Law” with Munetoshi Esaki, hosted by Tokio Marine&Nichido Partners Tokyo. and Mirai Work Consulting, December 2023
  • “Know-how and Latest News of Investment/M&A in Start-up by Corporate Venture Capital” hosted by Business Research Institute, Oct 2023
  • “Basic Curve-out M&A & Risk hedge” hosted by Tokio Marine&Nichido Partners Tokyo. and Mirai Work Consulting, September 2023
  • “What is the Legal Situation of Data Transfer between Japan and China and How to Practically Manage it?” hosted by Abitaus Corporation and Tokio Marine&Nichido Systems Co.,Ltd., September 2023
  • “Basic Curve-out M&A & Risk hedge” hosted by Tokio Marine&Nichido Partners Tokyo. and Abitus Co.,ltd, August 2023
  • “M&A Basic & Risk hedge” hosted by Tokio Marine&Nichido Partners Tokyo. and Abitus Co.,ltd, June 2023
  • “Know-how and Latest News of Investment/M&A in Start-up by Corporate Venture Capital” hosted by Business Research Institute, June 2023
  • “What is the Legal Situation of Data Transfer between Japan and China and How to Practically Manage it?” hosted by Mirai Work Consulting and Tokio Marine&Nichido Systems Co.,Ltd., April 2023
  • “Know-how and Latest News of Investment/M&A in Start-up by Corporate Venture Capital” hosted by Business Research Institute, April 2023
  • “How to Invest in and Exit Start-Up” hosted by Financial Management Forums, Inc, February 2023
  • “Solution to Legal Issues on Data Transfer between Japan and China” hosted by Japanese major bank, February 2023
  • “Preliminary Review under Inward Direct Investment” hosted by International M&A Contract Study Group, February 2023
  • “Overview of Prevention from Legal Problems in Software Development Companies” hosted by Mirai Work Consulting and Tokio Marine&Nichido Systems Co.,Ltd., February 2023
  • “M&A Practice: A Guide to M&A of Start-Up” hosted by Mirai Work Consulting and Tokio Marine&Nichido Systems Co.,Ltd., December 2022
  • “M&A Practice in Japan” hosted by KWM Tokyo Office, November 2022
  • “How to Update the Privacy Policy under Personal Information Protection Act of China” hosted by KWM Tokyo Office, November 2022
  • “M&A Basic & Risk hedge” hosted by Pasona Inc., October 2022
  • “Finance and Legal Structure for Start-ups to Meet the Exits” hosted by Financial Management Forums, Inc, Sep 2022, Jan and Feb 2020, Nov 2019
  • “M&A Basic Seminar” hosted by Mirai Work Consulting and Tokio Marine&Nichido Systems Co.,Ltd., Aug 2022
  • “Finance and Legal Structure for Start-ups to Meet the Exits” hosted by Financial Management Forums, Inc, Feb 2020
  • “Finance and Legal Structure for Start-ups to Meet the Exits” hosted by Financial Management Forums, Inc, Jan 2020
  • “Practice of Merger & Acquisition Negotiation and Contract - Reviewing Actual Dispute Cases” hosted by Financial Management Forums, Inc, Dec 2019
  • “Finance and Legal Structure for Start-ups to Meet the Exits” hosted by Financial Management Forums, Inc, Nov 2019
  • “Process, Contract, Closing and Risk Management of Merger & Acquisition” hosted by Business Research Institute, July 2019
  • “Practice of Merger & Acquisition Negotiation and Contract - Reviewing Actual Dispute Cases” hosted by Financial Management Forums, Inc, Dec 2018
  • “Legal Practice regarding Big Data” hosted by Financial Management Forums, Inc, Aug 2018
  • “Legal Practice regarding Cryptocurrency Exchange Business and ICO” hosted by FN Communications Inc., July 2018
  • “Legal Practice regarding Big Data” hosted by Financial Management Forums, Inc, June 2018
  • “Practice of Merger & Acquisition Negotiation and Contract - Reviewing Actual Dispute Cases” hosted by Financial Management Forums, Inc, May 2018
  • “Legal Practice regarding Cryptocurrency Exchange Business and ICO” hosted by FN Communications Inc., May 2018
  • “Process, Contract, Closing and Risk Management of Merger & Acquisition” hosted by Business Research Institute, March 2018
  • “Legal Practice regarding Cryptocurrency Exchange Business and ICO” hosted by FN Communications Inc., March 2018
  • “Practice of Merger & Acquisition Negotiation and Contract - Reviewing Actual Dispute Cases” hosted by Financial Management Forums, Inc, January
  • “Process, Contract, Closing and Risk Management of Merger & Acquisition” hosted by Business Research Institute, December 2017
  • “Overview of Prevention from Legal Problems in System / Software Development Companies and Recent Japanese Civil Code Reform” hosted by Business Research Institute, December 2017
  • “Practice of Merger & Acquisition Negotiation and Contract - Reviewing Actual Dispute Cases” hosted by Financial Management Forums, Inc, Nov 2017
  • “Basic Points of Merger & Acquisition” hosted by Yuyukai, Apr 2015
  • “Expansion to Asia seminar”, April 2014
  • “Expansion to Asia seminar”, May 2013
  • “Legal Procedures and Issues on Transfer of the Main Office of Japanese Companies to Asia” (in Asia Business seminar) hosted by Hong Kong IPO Club, Nov 2012

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