Ryota Sekine

DT Legal Japan, Attorney-at-law

Ryota Sekine

Shin-Tokyo Building

3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku



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Ryota has been advising global conglomerates covering a broad range of sectors for more than 16 years. He specialises in corporate and M&A transactions (including equity financing), and had served as Corporate/M&A Partner both for a major international law firm and one of the big-four law firms in Japan before joining DT Legal Japan.

Examples of his recent transactions include:

- Advising four major TSE listed energy business companies on integrating their LP Gas businesses
- Advising a major TSE listed metal mining company on its business integration with a metallic-products manufacturer, including restructuring overseas subsidiaries in Southeast Asian countries
- Advising a TSE listed semiconductor manufacturer on its capital and business alliance through TOB with a US-based distribution company
- Advising a TSE listed pharmaceutical company operating mainly in the U.S. to acquire a pharmaceutical laboratory company
- Advising major international lenders’ group of audio device manufacturers operating mainly in the US on its recapitalisation transaction through a debt to equity swap in an out-of-court restructuring proceeding
- Advising a major TSE listed precision equipment manufacturer on acquiring a precision equipment manufacturing business from a U.S. manufacturer having businesses in US, UK, Germany, Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan
- Advising a major TSE listed metal mining company on its investment through a JV in a copper mine development project in Chile
Advising a major TSE listed chemical company on restructuring its business in Brazil

Professional Experience
2000 - 2006        Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
2006 - 2008        O’Melveny & Myers LLP
2008 - 2015        Bingham Sakai Mimura Aizawa/Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (Partner)
2015 - Present    DT Legal Japan

Professional Qualification
Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association (2000)
New York State Bar (2006)

Waseda University (LL.B., 1995)
Duke University School of Law (LL.M., 2005)

Japanese and English

- “Essential Points of Japan M&A Practice”, Shoji Homu (co-editor and co-author, 2015)
- “Issues Regarding Reflected Light from Solar Panels Associated with Photovoltaic Generation Business,” Environmental Management (Kankyo Kanri), Vol. 50, No. 5 (2014)
- “Liability of Companies that Caused Groundwater Pollution with Hazardous Substances,” Environmental Management (Kankyo Kanri), Vol. 48, No. 12 (2012)
- “Japan M&A: Strength and Speed Maintained,” International Financial Law Review, English (co-author, 2008)
- “World Stock Exchange - A Practical Guide (Japan Section),” Global Laws and Business, English (co-author, 2007)
- “Transfer of Rights and Obligations of Lender Prescribed in the Loan Agreement upon Transfer of the Loan,” Kinyu Homu Jijyo, No. 1709 (2004)
- “Confidentiality of Customers’ Information Held by Financial Institutions Upon Transfer of Loans,” Kinyu Homu Jijyo, No. 1626 (2001)

Ryota Sekine