Uruma Law Offices Legal Professional Corporation

Yoshinari Matsuda, attorney-at-law and senior managing partner

Member of the Osaka Bar Association


[Major Professional Experience]


1999: Passed the old National Bar Examination 

2002: Completed training at the Legal Training and Research Institute of Japan 

2002–2008: Employed at Mori Sogo (currently Mori Hamada & Matsumoto) 

2008: Passed the New York State Bar Examination 

2008–2009: Employed at an independent private equity fund management company 

2009: Founded the Uruma & Yoshizawa Law Offices in Akasaka, Tokyo 

2012: Founded the Uruma Law Offices Legal Professional Corporation; relocated the Tokyo office of the Uruma Law Offices to Marunouchi in Chiyoda ward and opened offices in Osaka and Nagoya


[Major Academic Background]


2001: Graduated from the Faculty of Law at Kyoto University 

2008: Graduated from the LL.M. program at the University of Pennsylvania Law School


[Major Academic Affiliations]

Member, The Japan Academic Society for Ventures and Entrepreneurs 

Member, Japan Competition Law Research Institute 

Member, Kansai Association of Corporate Executives


[Major Lectures]

2012: “Implementation of Equity Financing Accompanying M&A Transactions”

Sponsor: PricewaterhouseCoopers Co., Ltd. (internal seminar)

Many other highly specialized corporate law seminars held at financial institutions and M&A advisory companies.


2012: “The Cutting Edge of M&A and Business Succession”

Sponsor: Regional Banks Association of Japan

Many other seminars on M&A and business succession held at regional banks across Japan.



-       Yoshinari Matsuda, the senior managing partner of the Uruma Law Offices, has taken the lead role in multiple M&A transactions since the founding of the firm. As a result, our firm was ranked ninth (with 11 deals) in the “Thomson Reuters Mid-Market M&A Legal Review Full Year 2011 Ranking” (with a Japan-only ranking of 6 when foreign-owned law firms are excluded), and eighth (with 5 deals) in the “Thomson Reuters Mid-Market M&A Legal Review First Half 2012 Ranking” (with a Japan-only ranking of 6 when foreign-owned law firms are excluded).


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