Takeshi Nakao
Name: Takeshi Nakao
Firm Name: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Jurisdiction: Japan
Practice Area: Corporate Law

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Professional Biography:

Takeshi has a reputation for remaining positive and calm during the most difficult transactions. He is committed to his clients and always there for them. His reassuring nature belies a steely resolve. He handles difficult meetings with the regulators and is a tough negotiator. He has a reputation for pushing through some controversial takeovers.

The fact that he is a skilled M&A lawyer with a high focus on antitrust issues means that he is the lawyer for corporates to come to when aspects of their proposed merger or marketing alliances may unsettle the regulators.

Takeshi advises corporates on both outbound and inbound transactions. He has advised companies wanting to move into Europe and into countries as far flung as Guinea and Mongolia.His knowledge of Japanese law, whether or not it is used on a transaction, is a great comfort to his Japanese clients.

Firm Overview:

We want to be the law firm that clients turn to for help on the mandates that matter most to them, wherever in the world that may be.

To succeed, we must be widely recognised as standing apart from other firms because our people are exceptional and because we are international and integrated in the way we work, we add value in everything we do and we are uncompromisingly committed to our values.

Set out below is our statement of who we are. It embodies our ambition to be exceptional, our culture and our absolute determination that all of us will work with each other, our clients and our other stakeholders, day in day out, in the way we describe to ensure we achieve our long-term aim.

We enjoy our work and are determined to do an outstanding job, whatever our role in the firm. We observe the highest personal, ethical and professional standards in everything we do and operate with integrity at all times. We recognise that the reputation of our firm is vital to our success and we all have a duty to preserve and grow it for the long term.

We are a people business. We see diversity as a strength and value the fresh perspectives, creative ideas and connections that flow from bringing together people with different backgrounds. We want to create a welcoming, supportive environment in which all can flourish. No matter how challenging a matter or heavy our workload, in our daily interaction we must never lose sight of the essential human qualities that we prize.

We know we deliver best when working as a team rather than as individuals operating alone. Being a great colleague and working efficiently and effectively with our clients and other stakeholders around the world to achieve the right outcome is crucial to our success. We welcome feedback from others on how we are doing.