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Ken Kato

DT Legal Japan, Associate, Japanese Attorney, CPA*

Ken Kato

Shin-Kokusai Building, 3-4-1 Marunouchi,

Chiyoda-ku

Shin-Kokusai bldg.

Japan

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Practice
Ken Kato has advised both domestic and international clients in the following areas: general legal corporate affairs, M&A, finance (including financial regulations), bankruptcy and rehabilitation proceedings, and commercial disputes.

His recent experience includes:

- Advising clients on regulations and procedures under the Companies Act, the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, and other related Japanese laws and regulations
- Advising clients on their M&A transactions (e.g. legal due diligence, preparing contracts and related documents)
- Advising clients on financial regulations and financial transactions
- Advising clients on disclosure regulations and internal controls (including compliance/risk management)
- Advising on legal aspects regarding accounting, auditing and tax
- Engaging in bankruptcy and rehabilitation proceedings
- Representing clients in commercial litigation, civil preservation and enforcement matters

Professional Experience
2000 - 2007         Misuzu Audit Corporation
(formerly Chuo Aoyama Audit Corporation, a PwC member firm in Tokyo), Financial Section (Certified Public Accountant)
2010 - 2011         Prime Japan Consulting Co., Ltd. (Tokyo)
2012 - 2016         Kuribayashi Sogo Law Office (Tokyo)
2017 - Present    DT Legal Japan

Qualification
Tokyo Bar Association (2012)
The Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (2004, 2013)
The Securities Analysts Association of Japan (2004)
The Association of Certified International Investment Analysts (2005)

Education
Tokyo University (B.Ec., 2001)
Waseda Law School (J.D., 2010)

Languages
Japanese and English

Publications
-“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)

* Japanese Certified Public Accountant

Ken Kato