PROFESSIONALS

Kentaro TANAKA


Practice Area


Specialized / Other Practice Area

Franchise

Education

University of Michigan Law School (LL.M., 2018)
Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (2009-2010)
Chuo University (LL.B., 2009)

Admission

Illinois (2018)
International Bar Association (2018)
International Franchise Association (2017)
American Bar Association (2016)
Japan (2010)

Experience

TMI Associates (Associate, 2010-Present)
HOUTHOFF, Brussels (2020)
HOUTHOFF, Rotterdam (2020)
HOUTHOFF, Amsterdam (2019-2020)
Mayer Brown LLP, Chicago (2018-2019)
Mayer Brown LLP, Houston (2018)

Languages

Japanese / English

Memberships

The Illinois State Bar Association
Daini Tokyo Bar Association
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Articles & Publications

2020/02/21 ARTICLE “Latest Practices in Joint Ventures in the U.S. (Vol. 4): Provisions on Economic Requirements”
2019/11/21 ARTICLE “Latest Practices in Joint Ventures in the U.S. (Vol. 3): Composition and Structure Selection of Joint Ventures in the U.S. (3)”
2019/10/21 ARTICLE “Latest Practices in Joint Ventures in the U.S. (Vol. 2): Composition and Structure Selection of Joint Ventures in the U.S. (2)”
2019/10/01 BOOK “Practices in Contract Review Associated with the Amendments to the Law of Obligations – Classified According to the Type of Contract”
2019/09/21 ARTICLE “Latest Practices in Joint Ventures in the U.S. (Vol. 1): Composition and Structure Selection of Joint Ventures in the U.S. (1)”
2019/09/06 BOOK “Q&A Regarding Business Practices under United States Corporate Law – Establishment and Operation under the Delaware Corporation Law”
2019/08/10 ARTICLE “Legal Points to Note Regarding ‘Data M&As’ in which Corporations/Businesses with Accumulated Data are Acquired”
2019/08/01 ARTICLE “Commercial Contracts 2019 (Japan)”
2019/07/25 ARTICLE “Trends in Consumer Protection in the U.S. and Countermeasures Therefor: California’s Consumer Privacy Act – Practical Explanations by Attorneys Specializing in Data Privacy”
2019/09/21 ARTICLE “Professional Practice in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy in M&A in the U.S.”
2019/07/21 ARTICLE “Outline and Practices of LLCs in Delaware, U.S.A., Based on Recent Statutory Amendments”
2019/03/21 ARTICLE “Japanese Enterprises’ Risk Management in Preparation for the U.S.-China Confrontation”
2019/02/10 ARTICLE “Availability of Compensation Claims under Specific Representations and Warranties Clauses Based on Buyer Recognition – Tokyo District Court Decision on September 2, 2015 (the Nasuya Case)”
2019/02/01 BOOK “Franchise Law Review – Edition 6”
2018/09/21 BOOK “Handbook for Professional Practices Regarding Legal Due Diligence For Each Type of Business”
2018/07/01 ARTICLE “Commercial Contracts 2018 (Japan)”
2018/03/30 BOOK “Business Alliance Agreements in Practice Based on Different Situations [Vol.3]”
2017/09/13 BOOK “100 Questions and Answers on Professional Practices in Finance Changed by Amendments to the Civil Law”
2017/07/01 ARTICLE “Commercial Contracts 2017 (Japan)”
2017/06/22 ARTICLE “A Guide for Legal Due Diligence in M&A According to Business Type: [Vol.10 (Final)] M&A in the Travel Industry”
2017/05/22 ARTICLE “A Guide for Legal Due Diligence in M&A According to Business Type: [Vol. 9] M&A in the Nursing Care Industry”
2017/04/06 BOOK “International Franchise Handbook 2nd Edition”
2017/03/24 ARTICLE “A Guide for Legal Due Diligence in M&A According to Business Type: [Vol. 7] M&A for E-Commerce Businesses”
2017/03/22 BOOK “The Franchise Law Review – Edition 4”
2017/01/23 ARTICLE “A Guide for Legal Due Diligence in M&A According to Business Type: [Vol. 6] M&A in System Development Industry”
2016/12/22 ARTICLE “Feature: How to Respond to Items Detected as a Result of Due Diligence Which Influence the Success or Failure of M&A”
2016/12/22 ARTICLE “A Guide for Legal Due Diligence in M&A According to Business Type: [Vol. 5] M&A in the Logistics Industry”
2016/11/25 ARTICLE “A Guide for Legal Due Diligence in M&A According to Business Type: [Vol. 4] M&A in the Retail Industry Part 2”
2016/10/20 ARTICLE “A Guide for Legal Due Diligence in M&A According to Business Type: [Vol.3] M&A in the Retail Industry Part 1”
2016/08/22 ARTICLE “A Guide for Legal Due Diligence in M&A According to Business Type: [Vol.1] M&A in the Manufacturing Industry Part 1”
2016/03/20 BOOK “Preventive Measures and Countermeasures for Problems with Franchise Agreements Based on Different Situations”
2016/03/01 BOOK “The Franchise Law Review – Edition 3”
2015/09/01 BOOK “Legal Work Handbook for Corporate Officers <2nd Edition>”
2015/07/10 ARTICLE “The Meaning of ‘Disclosure’ as Grounds for Exclusion from Representations and Warranties (the Community Square Case)”
2015/05/22 ARTICLE “Preventive Measures and Countermeasures for Problems with Franchise Agreements Based on Different Situations No.8 – Points to Keep in Mind in M&As Targeting Franchisers”
2015/05/20 ARTICLE “Trends in and Analysis of Judicial Precedents Concerning Representations and Warranties in Japan and Possibilities of Utilization of Insurance”
2015/01/01 ARTICLE “Explanation of the Important Points of the Draft Ordinance for Enforcement of the Companies Act and the Ordinance on Accounting of Companies”
2014/11/21 ARTICLE “Measures to Avoid and Address Troubles Arising from Franchise Agreements Based on Different Situations; How Should the Franchisees’ Discretion Regarding Operations and the Interventions by Franchisers be Balanced?”
2014/10/20 ARTICLE “How to Prevent and Address Troubles Incidental to Franchise Agreements; Based on Different Situations; What Kind of Information Should be Provided when Soliciting Franchisees?”
ARTICLE “Q&As on the Amended Companies Act and How to Deal with them in Legal Practice I – Amended Clauses related to Corporate Governance”
2014/03/10 BOOK “Legal Practice on Collaboration Agreements According to the Situation”
2014/02/21 ARTICLE “Validity of Provisions Stipulating Duty not to Compete in Franchise Contracts: From Cases of Filing Provisional Injunctions to Former Franchisees”
2013/10/01 ARTICLE “Considerations on Claiming the Application of Article 94 Clause 2 and Article 110 of the Civil Code by Analogical Inference in Lawsuits”
ARTICLE A commentary on judicial precedent co-authored by Attorney Nobuaki Iwashina and Attorney Kentaro Tanaka was published in Zeimu Koho.
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