Withers has continued to build on its range of legal offerings in Tokyo with the addition of corporate partner Kazumitsu Goto, who focuses on international and cross-border corporate M&A matters. He joins from TMI Associates, where he was a partner. Goto brings vast experience representing Japanese and international clients in cross-border M&A, among other legal matters. He handles public and private M&A matters for strategic and private equity clients, cross-border joint ventures, and global capital markets transactions, including advice on financial regulation. In recent years, Goto has represented several leading Japanese companies and venture capital funds in their investments in and acquisitions of start-ups in Japan and overseas. In addition, he serves as external counsel for multiple early stage businesses, for which he provides advice on compliance matters and on their capital raising activities.