Mr Takemi Hiramatsu specialises in general corporate matters including commercial transactions (such as distribution or licence agreements), M&As, joint ventures, and corporate restructurings. He also has ample experience in dispute-related matters, including those relating to commercial agreements or termination thereof, employment, and intellectual property. He is especially notable for his ability to advise on M&A and other transactional matters covering all relevant areas of law, including contract, corporate, securities, employment, IP and insolvency laws. Further, as he has been serving as a lawyer at the firm in charge of international associations of law firms since 1997, he handles cross-border matters utilisng his abundant personal network, established through his activities as such, with a great number of foreign lawyers from all over the world. Mr Hiramatsu is a graduate from the University of Tokyo (LLB, 1987) and Columbia Law School (LLM, 1993), and is admitted to practise law in both Japan (since 1989) and New York (since 1994).