Masaki Noda has been a partner with Nishimura & Asahi since 2013. His practice focuses mainly on corporate matters, especially cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and he has extensive experience in representing private equity funds in M&A transactions, including management buyouts and minority squeeze-out transactions through tender offer. He has authored numerous publications, including Scheme and Taxation of M&A and Corporate Reorganization – the Leading Edge of Strategic M&A Tax Planning (co-author, Okura Zaimu Kyoukai), Handbook for Share Options (co-author, Shoji Homu), and The Practical Commentary on the Companies Act of Japan (co-author, Yuhikaku). Mr Noda worked at Sullivan & Cromwell (New York) from 2009 to 2010, and at Rakuten, a Japanese IT-related company from 2010 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Tokyo (LLB, 2000 and LLM, 2001) and the University of Virginia School of Law (LLM, 2009), and is admitted to the bar in both Japan and New York.