Name: Shunsuke Inoue
Firm Name: Hibiya-Nakata
Jurisdiction: Japan
Practice Area: M&A Law

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Professional Biography:

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Shunsuke Inoue is a partner at Hibiya-Nakata with extensive experience and expertise in competition law, merger filings, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), corporate governance, regulatory compliance. Shunsuke has advised many major global companies, banks, funds as well as small tech startups. Prior to joining Hibiya-Nakata, Shunsuke worked at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Areas of Expertise

  • M&A (Out-bound and in-bound cross border M&A, Domestic M&A transactions)
  • Competition Law
  • Financial Regulations
  • IT/Information Law and Compliance


  • Waseda University (B.A. in 2005)
  • The University of Tokyo School of Law (J.D. in 2008)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (LL.M. in 2016)

Professional Career

  • Certified Nonprofit Corporation 3keys (2022-current, Director)
  • The University of Tokyo School of Law (2018-current, Advisory Lecturer for Students without Prior Legal Education)
  • Hibiya-Nakata (2016-current, Partner since January 2020)
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (2012-2016, Associate)
  • Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu (2009-2012, Associate)

Bar Association

Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association (admitted in 2009)

Firm Description:

Hibiya-Nakata is a new type of law firm founded by Nobuo Nakata in 2012 to respond to the new market trend and demands. Hibiya-Nakata is a small M&A boutique law firm with global network and international standard of practice and quality. Mr. Nakata had participated in the global management of the corporate practice of Allen & Overy as a board member of the Global Corporate Board, and had established and led the M&A practice in Tokyo Office. Making use of all these experiences, Mr. Nakata started Hibiya-Nakata in such unique setup.

Hibiya-Nakata specializes in advising Japanese companies on their Japanese out-bound M&A transactions and international companies on their Japanese in-bound M&A transactions with close cooperation with affiliated foreign local firms in plural global networks, which cover more than 100 countries worldwide. Our selected small number of Japanese Bengoshi team manages the overall transaction by effectively collaborating with excellent foreign local team fully in accordance with the client’s strategic plan and intention. As a result, the client could enjoy the most efficient and smooth execution of the transaction as if he were moving his own arms and legs. Hibiya-Nakata is highly recognized by International media including Chambers, Legal 500, ALB, IFLR1000 etc.