Tomoaki Katayama

Lawyer

He started his career at a legal department in one of the major financial institutions in 2013 then thereafter continued practicing laws in a law firm in Tokyo until 2017 to join later that year So & Sato (formerly So Law). He worked most intensively in the area of crypto assets, blockchain and FinTech. He currently handles a broad range of areas such as M&A transactions, construction, real estate industry, PPP/PFI and general corporate matters, as has been build up on his prior practice.

Practice Areas

FinTech and Blockchain, M&A, General Corporate, Corporate Governance, Construction and Infrastructure

Education

2008
Chiba University, Faculty of Law and Economics, Department of Policy Studies (B.A.)
2011
Chuo University Graduate School of Law

Background

2013
Japan Post Bank Co., Ltd.
2013-2017
Taisei Corporation Business Administration Division Legal Department
2017
Sato Sogo Law Office
2017-
So Law Office

Bars/Memberships

Daini Tokyo Bar Association (2013)
Japan In-House Lawyers Association (Associate Member)

Publications

2019
Articles
Chambers and Partners Global Practice Guide FinTech 2019 - Japan Chapter Web Page
June 2018
Articles
“Regulatory trends on virtual currency trading and/or ICO – by country/ region” “REGULATIONS” June 2018 vol.13 (2018 June 18 Issue)

Language

Japanese