About the Firm
Nakamura Law Offices
Portal Point 405, 4-17, Sakuragaokacho,
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0031 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 for more than eight years. 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 proxy fights. He also managed and conducted internal investigations 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 cross-border transactions, M&A (due diligence and contract drafting), inbound/outbound business expansions, collection of claims, employment law, dispute resolutions and new business regulations. His clients range from high-tech startups to public companies in the industries of digital advertising, IT (software, AI, VR, motion capture, etc.), manufacturing, real estate, and entertainment businesses.
Mr. Nakamura routinely provides Japanese corporations with legal services on reviewing and drafting contracts for sales, partnership agreements, manufacturing, outsourcing, licensing, distributorship, and employment. He also provides wealth management advisory services for Japanese individuals regarding offshore investment, immigration visa and inheritance procedure.
Recent representation cases include:
・Represented a Japanese manufacturer in its stock transfer to a US manufacturer.
・Acted for a Japanese major IT platformer on its negotiations with the Japanese Fair Trade Commission to complete its merger transactions.
・Acted for a Japanese sushi restaurant on its demonstration events with event planning companies in Manhattan, New York.
・Advised a Japanese hair salon on its takeover of assets owned by a US hair salon shop.
・Advised a Japanese shipbuilder on its compliance issues occurred in South America.
・Advised a Japanese real estate company on its business alliance with an Indonesian company.
・Represented a Japanese IT company in its dissolution of a joint venture with a UK company.
・Represented a Japanese advertisement company in its collection of claims from a Singaporean company.
・Represented a foreign hotel operator in its dispute negotiations with a Japanese supplier.
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 member of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law.
Mr. Nakamura is currently licensed to practice law in Japan and the State of New York and also registered as Foreign Lawyer at Singapore International Commercial Court.
Areas of Practice
・Technology & Communications
・Labor and employment law
・Speaker, “US real estate and TODD” (Japanese tax accountant office, March 2020)
・Speaker, “Compliance in overseas subsidiary” (Japanese shipbuilder company, January 2020)
・Speaker, “Legal advice on contract negotiations” (Foreign real estate company, September 2019)
・Speaker, “Probate problems for real estate in the US” (Open House Co., Ltd., May 2019)
・Speaker, “English contract drafting” (Japanese shipbuilding company, November 2018)
・Speaker, “Update on recent changes in immigration law” (Miyagi Information Service Industry Association, November 2018)
・Speaker, “English contract drafting” (Japanese advertising company, October 2018)
・Speaker, “Business expansion to overseas” (Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, Japan, 2017)
・Speaker, “Impact on practices of financial planners by civil code reform” (Japan Association for Financial Planners, 2017)
・Speaker, “Business expansion to Japan” (BEAM, at Malaysia and Singapore, 2017)
・Speaker, “Dawn Raid in cartel cases” (Multi-national computer data storage company, 2017)
・Speaker, “Best practices in dawn raid by competition agencies” (International Corporate Counsels Association, 2016)
・Co-author, “Flow & Check Legal Compliance Issues for Corporations” (co-author, published by Shinnippon-Hoki Publishing co., ltd., 2019 edition)
・Co-author, “Criminal Antitrust And Competition Law Update” (chapter on the Japan section, published by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, 2015)
・Japan Federation of Bar Association
・Outside company auditor, Sakura Insurance Inc.
・Theme expert (overseas expansion) ,Work Styling of Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
・Advisor, Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation
・New York state, 2015
・Singapore (Singapore International Commercial Court), 2017
・Northwestern University School of Law, LL.M., 2014
・Hitotsubashi University Law School, J.D., 2007
・Hitotsubashi University, Bachelor of Law, 2005
Areas of Practice
・Blockchain, Crypto Assets, Token Financing
・Special Equity Fund, Structured bonds Documentation
2019- Nakamura Law Offices
2018- CERES INC. General Manager of Corporate Planning Office
2016-2018 Nomura Holdings, Inc. Financial Innovation Office
2010-2016 Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. Transaction Legal Department
2010 Mamiya Law Offices
2000-2008 ORIX Corporation Legal Affairs Department
1998-2000 ESLEAD CORPORATION General Affairs Department
1997-1998 ELECOM CO., LTD. General Affairs Department
・2019- Outside Auditor at JOLLY GOOD Inc.
・2018- Director at Mercury INC.
・2018- Outside Director at IT Realize Co., Ltd.
・2010- Member of Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association Law Research Institute (Financial Instruments and Exchange Act Section)
・Japan, 2009 (Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association)
・Toin University of Yokohama Law School, J.D., 2009
・Waseda University Law School, J.D., 2006
・Kobe University, Bachelor of Law, 1997
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2019-2021 Kojima Law Offices
2017-2019 Nozomi Sogo Attorneys at law
2014-2017 Japanese infrastructure manufacturer, Legal department
・Japan, 2014 (Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association)
・Chuo University Law School, J.D., 2011
・Chuo University, Bachelor of Law, 2007
– Member of Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) “Legal Issues Related to Information Processing” Research Group
– Member of Liquid Legal Institute
– Member of AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers)
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2018-2021 Financial Products Group Co., Ltd. Legal Department
・Japan, 2017 (Daini Tokyo Bar Association)
・Chuo University Law School, J.D., 2016
・Chuo University, Bachelor of Law, 2014
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・Japan, 2020 (Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association)
・Nihon University Graduate School of Law, 2010
・Nihon University Bachelor of Law, 2007
2021- Nakamura Law Offices
・Japan, 2021 (Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association)
・Chuo University Law School, J.D., 2018
・Nihon University Bachelor of Law, 2016
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