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Katsuaki Saikawa

Katsuaki Saikawa is an international corporate/commercial lawyer, focusing his practice on corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate matters. Since joining Greenberg Traurig, he has undertaken other types of corporate matters, such as U.S. listing and gaming matters, as well as disputes and regulatory matters. In his role, he enjoys the responsibility of providing legal strategies and advice to corporate clients from a wide range of industries, including e-commerce, footwear, homewares, IT, commercial laundry, not-for-profit, animation/characters, digital marketing, apparel/fashion, technology, real estate, integrated resort, textile, and banking/finance.

He initially started his career in Sydney, Australia, where he has undertaken various commercial transactions for both Australian and international corporate clients and has acted as a key contact for clients to discuss their legal requirements, issues and risks while observing their commercial strategies and interests.

Kompetencje

Doświadczenie

  • An Australian furniture and homewares company in the expansion of its operation to the United States, involving variations to the Australian and US corporate documents, shareholders’ agreements, and the corporate structure.°
  • A Spanish footwear company on the introduction of its SMS and email notification services to Australian customers, involving variations to its website terms and conditions and an Australian privacy policy while considering the application of the EU General Data Protection Regulation to its Australian subsidiary company.°
  • A Japanese e-commerce company in the expansion of its operation to Australia, while strategically advising on the corporate structure, registration process of trademarks in Australia, and general corporate fiduciary duties in Australia.°
  • An Australian e-commerce company in the expansion of its business to Kyrgyzstan with a particular focus on the protection of its intellectual property.°
  • An Israeli digital marketing company in corporate restructuring of its Australian subsidiary company, involving variations to the Australian corporate documents and shareholding while considering the company’s tax position in Israel.°
  • An Australian not for profit organisation in corporate restructuring, involving alteration of voting rights, change of the board of directors, transfer of shares, and employment relations with its consultants.°
  • A Hong Kong based e-commerce company in capital restructuring of its Australian subsidiary company while consulting its Hong Kongese and Australian accountants about the company’s tax positions in Hong Kong and Australia.°
  • An online fashion retailer in the distribution of its goods and products to EU countries, involving registration of trademarks in the relevant EU countries.°
  • An Australian property developer in the formation of and investment to a unit trust for the purpose of constructing multi-storey off-the-plan residential apartment buildings.°
  • Represented Black Dragon Capital in connection with its acquisition of Grass Valley, a leading technology supplier of advanced broadcast and media solutions, with operations in over 20 different jurisdictions worldwide.
  • A Hong Kong based e-commerce company in its 100% strategic acquisition of an Australian online retailer, involving advisory work on the FDI approval process and corporate structure.°
  • An Australian petrol and service station company in the dissolution and termination of a joint venture and the subsequent acquisition of the remainder of the company shares.°
  • An entrepreneur in the acquisition of 50% shares in an Australian furniture and homewares company, involving variations to the shareholders’ agreement and Australian corporate documents.
  • Liquidators in the sale of business assets of a regional bakery company in liquidation of the company.°
  • An Australian e-commerce company in the acquisition of business assets of an Australian electronic retailer and the subsequent post-acquisition work for the purpose of business integration.
  • Liquidators in the sale of business assets of a regional printing company in liquidation of the company.°
  • An entrepreneur having multiple e-commerce businesses in Australia and Indonesia in the sale of an online retail business and warehouse in Indonesia.°
  • An Australian property developer in the sale of 164 off-the-plan residential apartments, involving variations to the relevant planning documents.°
  • An Australian property developer in the sale of a regional shopping village, involving the transfer of multiple retail leases.°
  • An institutional landlord in commercial leases of its industrial properties.°
  • A multinational textile company in the acquisition and disposal of various industrial properties.°

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

Sukcesy i wyróżnienia

  • Member, Law Society of New South Wales (Australia)
  • Member, Daini Tokyo Bar Association

Kwalifikacje

Wykształcenie
  • LL.M., University of Sydney, 2018
  • B.A. and LL.B., University of Technology, Sydney, 2011
Posiadane uprawnienia
  • New South Wales, Australia
  • Japan, Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi
Znajomość języków
  • Angielski
  • Japanese