Koji Ishikawa

Koji Ishikawa

Shareholder

Koji Ishikawa is the Managing Shareholder of the Tokyo office and focuses his practice on corporate finance and capital market matters. He is experienced in handling cross-border transactions and advising clients in the technology sector.

Concentrations

  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Capital markets
  • Gaming regulations
  • Emerging technologies

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented an international brewer in the sale of its beer brands in Eastern Europe to a Japanese brewer (USD 7.8 billion).
  • Represented a Japanese industrial gas manufacture in the acquisition of industrial gas business from a European industrial gas manufacture (EUR 5 billion).
  • Represented a Japanese steak restaurant chain in Nasdaq listing, which is the first US listing by Japanese restaurant business.
  • Represented provider of eDiscovery and digital forensic services in Nasdaq listing, which is the first NASDAQ listing for more than 13 years by a Japanese issuer.°
  • Represented Japan’s 2nd largest pachinko hall operator in Hong Kong listing, which is the very first Hong Kong initial public offering by a Japanese issuer.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Ishikawa prior to his joining GT Tokyo Horitsu Jimusho.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Chambers Global Guide, Capital Markets, 2014-2019
  • Listed, The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific Guide, Capital Markets and Construction, Projects and Energy, 2014
  • Team Member, "Infrastructure Projects Team of the Year," The Lawyer Awards, 2013
  • Member, Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association
  • Member, ACCJ (The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan)

Credentials

Education
  • Visiting Scholar, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, 2017
  • Visiting Scholar, Peking University Law School, 2005
  • LL.M., New York University School of Law
    • Graduate Editor, NYU Journal of International Law & Politics
  • LL.B., Waseda University, 1993
Admissions
  • Japan
Languages
  • Japanese
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English