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Kotaro Okamoto

Kotaro Okamoto
Director, PwC Legal Japan

Bar admission: Japan, Daini Tokyo Bar Association (2007), New York (2007)
Languages: Japanese, English
Areas of practice: General corporate and M&A, Tax advice, Tax investigation advice and tax litigation, Wealth management, Restructuring and reorganisation

Kotaro Okamoto joined PwC Legal Japan as a Director in July 2018. Prior to joining PwC, he worked at one of the largest law firms in Japan for 12 years and also worked for a major e-commerce company.

Kotaro is primarily engaged in M&A transactions and corporate reorganisations, and advises on general corporate and commercial matters.  He has experience representing various clients in both inbound and outbound acquisition transactions, PMI transactions and other corporate reorganisations.

He also provides tax advice and represents clients in tax litigation including cases before the courts and the tax tribunal. In addition, he advises on tax law interpretations and tax planning in corporate and financial transactions.

He is admitted to practice law in Japan (2000) and New York State (2007).

Education

1995

University of Tokyo, College of Arts and Sciences (B.A.)

1999

University of Tokyo (LL.B.)

2006

School of Law, New York University (LL.M. in International Tax)

Professional experience

2000–2012

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

2006–2007

NautaDutilh N.V., Amsterdam

2012–2015

Amazon Japan LLC

2015–2018

EY Law Co.

2018–

PwC Legal Japan