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Maika Kawaguchi


Maika Kawaguchi practices in the area of M&A, joint ventures, corporate finance, and general corporate matters.

Professional QualificationsAttorney-at-law admitted with the State Bar of CaliforniaBengoshi registered with the Tokyo Bar Associations


  • Advised Japanese clients as well as foreign clients on cross border M&A deals.
  • Advised foreign clients on compliance, employment and other day-to-day corporate transactional matters. Being seconded to an AdTech company and provide advice on data and privacy issues.
  • Advised foreign fund operators to obtain registrations under the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act and provided other legal support for their inbound investment deals.
  • Advised a sponsor company for their wind power project finance deals in Japan.
  • Advised a Japanese financial service company for its investment in Vietnam.
  • Acted as a compliance officer for an investment management business company.
  • Japanese
  • English
  • The University of Michigan Law School; LL.M., 2017
  • Keio University; B.A., 2003

Prior Experience

  • 2014-2021, Associate, US based international law firm
  • 2008-2014, Associate, Japanese law firm
  • 2006-2008, Associate, Japan based international law firm