Masanori Kaneko

Foreign Counsel

Mr. Masanori Kaneko is a seasoned advisor specializing in corporate law, boasting extensive experience across various domains. He has vast experience in M&A (domestic/cross-border transactions), organizational restructuring, corporate governance, crisis management and disputes.  His dedication to his clients shines through in his commitment to providing timely, practical advice, ensuring that they are equipped to navigate the complex legal landscape with confidence and clarity.

Mr. Masanori Kaneko handles a wide-range of corporate law matters. With a keen focus on areas including M M&A, responses to shareholder activists, organizational restructuring, corporate governance, disputes, crisis management, and general corporate (including labor matters), Mr. Kaneko’s wealth of experience and unwavering dedication make him a trusted advisor for his clients  He has extensive o M&A transactions, both domestic and overseas projects, covering a range of organizations including listed and unlisted companies, and investment funds.

He is a skilled communicator and dedicated to ensuring that his clients are kept well-informed and receive practical and effective advice.

Here are only one part of his selected experiences:

  • Advising capital and business alliance between one of the biggest digital marketing company in Japan and the biggest advertising company in Japan
  • Advising one of the biggest Japanese electronics manufacturer in relation to sale of its overseas subsidiary
  • Advising integration the textile businesses of the one of the biggest trading company in Japan and complex specialized trading company in Japan
  • Advising one of the biggest Japanese trading company in relation to sale of its subsidiary which conducts biomass business


  • Michihiro Mori and the Nishimura & Asahi Labor Law Practice Group, which includes Yotaro Takayama, Aya Kijima, Tomoko Shimomukai, et al., edited and co-authored the “Japanese-English Model Work Rules [2nd Edition]” published by CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, Inc.
    Co-Author: Takashi Ikeda