About Akira Matsushita

Akira Matsushita is a corporate and M&A partner based in the Tokyo office of Mori Hamada & Matsumoto. He focuses on cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, shareholder activism, takeover defence and general corporate and securities law matters. He has diverse experience representing public and private companies and private equity firms in cross-border and domestic M&A transactions, including contested M&As and transactions subject to M&A activism. He also has extensive experience in advising listed companies subject to shareholder activism, proxy fights or unsolicited takeovers. He was admitted to the Japanese Bar in 2006 and the New York Bar in 2013. He received his LLB from Keio University in 2005 and his LLM from Cornell Law School in 2012. He also worked at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago, from 2012 to 2013. He has produced many publications in the areas of M&A and shareholders' rights.