Ken Kato


Tokyo, Japan

Ken Kato focuses on M&A (domestic / cross-border), Finance (domestic / cross-border, including financial regulation), General Corporate Matters, Legal Matter regarding Accounting and Tax, Dispute Resolution and Bankruptcy and Business Revitalization.


The University of Tokyo (BEc.)(2001)

Misuzu Audit Corporation (formerly Corporation (formerly Chuo Aoyama Audit Corporation, a PwC member firm in Tokyo), Financial Section (Certified Public Accountant)(2000 - 2007)

Waseda Law School (J.D.)(2010)

Prime Japan Consulting Co., Ltd. (Certified Public Accountant)(2010 - 2011)

Kuribayashi Sogo Law Office (2012 - 2016)

DT Legal Japan (2017 - 2019)

King & Wood Mallesons Tokyo Office Foreign Law Joint Enterprise (2019 - Present)


Japanese, English


Attoney at Law (Admitted in Japan), Certified Public Accountant, Certified International Investment Analyst and Certified Member Analyst of the Securities Analysts Association of Japan

Books and Papers

“Internal Controls on Debenture Investments” (co-author, Excellent Paper Award in the Collected Papers Published by Chuo Aoyama Audit Corporation, 2002)

“Tax Law for Lawyers (the Civil Law Edition), Seventh Newly-Revised Edition” (co-author, Daiichihoki, 2014)

“Legal Practice According to the Amendment of the Companies Act in 2014” (co-author, Jiyukokuminsha, 2015)

"Litigation Practices in Dismissal Cases Granted from the Points of Court Cases by Dismissal Reason."(co-author, Jiyukokusha, 2018)

"Inheritance Law Amendment Based on Cases" (co-author, Jiyukokusha, 2019)

"Consultation Practices for Employee Failure Incidents Obtained from the Key Points in the Case"(co-author, Jiyukokuminsha, 2020)


Lecturer, “Trust and Estate Planning”, February 2013