Mr Katsuki Matsuura

Katsuki Matsuura

Lawyer biography

Katsuki Matsuura is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group of the firm. He has extensive experience in providing legal support to Japanese clients on expanding their business overseas and to non-Japanese clients on launching their business in Japan. Mr. Matsuura has handled a number of cases involving mergers and acquisitions, joint venture, and various business and commercial contracts including distributorship agreement and agency agreement. He has also advised non-Japanese clients on general corporate matters, labor matters and disputes and litigations after their launch of business in Japan.


Professional Background

2009 to Present       City-Yuwa Partners

2014-2015                Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, New York



2005     Hitotsubashi University (LL.B.)

2007     Hitotsubashi University Law School (J.D.)

2008     Legal Training and Research Institute

2014     Columbia Law School (LL.M.)


Corporate Finance/M&A

How to handle the target's employment contracts in an M&A transaction
Japan | 27 January 2021

When conducting M&A transactions in Japan, one of the most important considerations is how to handle the target's employment relationships. In Japan, it is generally difficult for an employer to dismiss employees or change their employment conditions to ones which are disadvantageous without obtaining the employees' consent. Therefore, buyers must carefully examine a target's existing employment contracts and the effects of the M&A transaction on its employment relationships.

Scheduling M&A transactions: practical considerations regarding FDI
Japan | 02 December 2020

When a non-Japanese company or investor proceeds with an M&A transaction in Japan, one of the key regulations to observe is the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act (FEFTA), which regulates foreign direct investment (FDI). However, regulation under the FEFTA can delay the M&A transaction schedule. Therefore, this article sets out practical considerations relating to Japan's FDI regulations which non-Japanese companies and investors should bear in mind when scheduling an M&A transaction.