Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has added Kenji Taneda as a partner in the corporate practice of the firm’s Tokyo office. Joining from the corporate department of another large global law firm, Taneda regularly represents both issuers and underwriters in capital markets matters, including equity and debt offerings by Japanese corporations, financial institutions and sovereign entities. He also has significant experience advising on both public and private M&A transactions. Admitted to practice in Japan as Gaikokuho-Jimu-Bengoshi, Taneda is a New York-qualified lawyer and is fluent in Japanese. He began his career at another highly regarded global corporate law firm in 2004, working extensively on public and private M&A and capital markets transactions in both its Tokyo and New York offices. In 2013, he became a partner in the Tokyo office of another large international law firm. A Kent Scholar, Taneda received his JD from Columbia University in 2004 and received his DESS granted jointly by the Institut d’Études Politiques and Panthéon-Sorbonne in France.

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