PROFESSIONALS

Kentaro TANAKA


Practice Area


Education

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

Admission

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

Experience

Mayer Brown LLP, Chicago (2018-Present)
TMI Associates (Associate, 2010-Present)
Mayer Brown LLP, Houston (2018)

Languages

Japanese / English

Memberships

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

2019/08/10 ARTICLE “Legal Points to Note Regarding ‘Data M&As’ in which Corporations/Businesses with Accumulated Data are Acquired”
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.”
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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