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Taku Ishizu is one of the founding partners in Marunouchi Kokusai Law Office.  He focuses his practice on capital markets, asset management, acquisition finance and banking.  His securities practice covers IPOs and other offerings of equity and fixed-income securities in overseas and domestic capital markets, and he is active in advising private and public companies and securities firms on equity and debt financings.  He also has extensive experience ranging from traditional asset management to alternative investments.  Taku acts in a wide range of matters in relation to fund formation, fundraising, operations, governance and organizational structure for the sponsors of private equity funds including buyout funds and venture capital funds.  He actively provides banks, financial institutions and borrowers with advice on syndicated loans and acquisitions and leveraged financing.  In addition, for operating companies, he handles start-up matters, general business and strategic contracting, governance, merger and acquisition activities, and general day-to-day legal matters.

Education & Professional Experience

1995 The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)
1998-2013 Nishimura & Asahi (Associate, 1998 - 2006; Partner, 2007 - 2013)
2003 Boston University School of Law (LL.M.)
2013 Marunouchi Kokusai Law Office


2007-2012 Lecturer, Keio Law School


May 2009 "Getting the Deal Through - Banking Regulation 2009 (Japan Chapter)", (Getting the Deal Through - Banking Regulation 2009)
Apr 2010 "Japanese securities and insurance companies: Capital regulations on a consolidated basis", (
May 2010 "Getting the Deal Through - Banking Regulation 2010 (Japan Chapter)", (Getting the Deal Through - Banking Regulation 2010)
Oct 2011 Legal Practice of Japanese Limited Partnership Agreements (in Japanese), (Shojihomu Co., Ltd.)
Jun 2012 "The Private Equity Review (Fundraising, Japan Chapter) (Investing, Japan Chapter)", (The Private Equity Review)

Awards & Recognitions

  • ALB Japan Law Awards 2012 - Debt Market Deal of the Year

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