Hideaki Umetsu

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Hideaki Umetsu

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Hideaki Umetsu handles cross-border M&A and investment, and general overseas compliance by Japanese companies. He also has extensive experience in contract negotiations related to cross-border M&A. In addition to offering advice on crisis management, including bribery and accounting fraud at overseas subsidiaries, he also offers advice on management of overseas subsidiaries and overseas governance to prevent such crises. Moreover, he also gives advice on export controls focused on security trade control, as well as trade-related matters.

Contact Information

TEL
+81-3-6212-8347
FAX
+81-3-6212-8247

Practice Areas

Hideaki Umetsu:Awards

Awards
Top rankings received in The Nikkei's "Corporate Legal Affairs and Lawyer Survey 2018"

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Hideaki Umetsu:News

Public Service
Hideaki Umetsu served as a co-chair of "6th Asia Pacific Regional Forum Biennial Conference: Unified Asia" organized by International Bar Association
Public Service
Hideaki Umetsu became the member of Expert Group for Drafting Guidebook for Introduction to Climate Change Adaptation Businesses (a project for visualization of climate change adaptation effects in 2017) issued by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Public Service
Hideaki Umetsu became the member of the Task Force for Overseas Expansion Strategy under the Long-term Global Warming Countermeasures Platform, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry

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Hideaki Umetsu:Seminars

Sep. 24, 2019External Seminars
IBA Annual Conference 2019 "Asian investments in Latin America: challenges and opportunities"
May 13, 2019MHM Seminars
"Latest Practices for Operation and Establishment of an Effective Whistleblowing System (Certification of Whistleblowing System, Amendment to the Act on the Protection of Whistleblowers, Global Whistleblowing System, etc.)"
Apr. 27, 2019External Seminars
"How International Trade Lawyers Can Add Value For Corporate Clients"

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Hideaki Umetsu:Publications

Magazine Article
"Outlook for Due Diligence on Global Data Protection Based on the Latest GDPR Enforcement Cases (Part 2) - Incorporating Lessons Learned from Enforcement Cases in M&A"
Magazine Transcript
"Monthly Meeting in August: Special Lecture Record for Special Lecture II - Issues in Compliance with Global Data Protection Law and Practical Viewpoints Related to Data Protection Due Diligence for M&A"
Magazine Article
"Mergers & Acquisitions – Japan Chapter"

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Hideaki Umetsu:Research Reports

Hideaki Umetsu:Other

Background

  • The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 2003)
  • seconded to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Deputy Director) (in charge of the Trust Law, the Corporate Law, M&A, etc.) (2006-2007)
  • The University of Chicago Law School (LL.M., 2009)
  • with Davis Polk & Wardwell (New York and Tokyo) (2009-2010)

Major Activities

  • Lecturer at Seikei University Faculty of Law (2011-2014)
  • Manager of International Councils, Japan Federation of Bar Associations (2012)
  • Bar Association Liaison Officer of Asia Pacific Regional Forum of International Bar Association (2016-)
  • Member of the Task Force for Overseas Expansion Strategy under the Long-term Global Warming Countermeasures Platform, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (2016-)
  • Member of Expert Group for Drafting Guidebook for Introduction to Climate Change Adaptation Businesses (a project for visualization of climate change adaptation effects in 2017) issued by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2017-)
  • Co-chair of "6th Asia Pacific Regional Forum Biennial Conference: Unified Asia" organized by International Bar Association(2019-)

Practice Group

  • Corporate Law Practice Group
  • M&A Practice Group
  • China & Asia Practice Group
  • Corporate Finance/Capital Markets Practice Group

Bar Admissions

admitted in Japan, 2004; New York, 2010
Daini-Tokyo Bar Association