Keiji Hatano is the managing partner of the Firm’s Tokyo office. Mr. Hatano has spent several years in the Firm’s New York office and has been a partner since 2011. His practice focuses on capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic corporate transactions. In addition, he is the only Financial Institutions Group partner in the Asia-Pacific region with extensive experience in providing U.S. regulatory advice.
He is recognized in Best Lawyers, Chambers, IFLR1000, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal. He has ranked in the top 10 several times in the Nikkei’s annual rankings (international law) and was named as Japan's top 100 lawyers by Asia Business Law Journal in 2022.
He is fluent in English and Japanese.
* Mr. Hatano is registered as a Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi in Japan. He practices New York state and U.S. federal law in Japan but not Japanese law.