Takashi Hara

Takashi Hara

Partner, PwC Tax Japan

M&A Transaction
CPA (Japan), Certified Public Tax Accountant (Japan), UK Chartered Tax Adviser (“CTA”)

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Takashi Hara is a tax partner in International Tax Service / M&A Tax Group which is dedicated to providing M&A-related tax advisory services at PwC Tax Japan.

Takashi joined PwC Tax Japan in 2002 where he was engaged in financial/M&A taxation, after starting his professional career at a Japanese commercial bank in 1998. From 2006, he gained his financial advisory experience at a European Investment Bank in Tokyo. He joined another Big4 tax practice in London in 2008, serving European operations of Japanese multinationals in the areas of M&A tax and cross border reorganizations. He was further transferred to the M&A tax group located in Tokyo. In 2015, Takashi returned to PwC Tax Japan.

Takashi holds BA in Law from Keio University and Master of International Taxation from London School of Economics and Political Science (“LSE”). He is a Japanese Certified Public Accountant, Licensed Tax Accountant (Zeirishi) and UK Chartered Tax Adviser.

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Project Results and Achievements

  • Provision of tax advisory services on the major acquisition of US business made by a Japanese trading house  
  • Provision of tax advisory services on the formation of global JV between two Japanese industrial giants
  • Provision of tax advisory services on the formation of global JV between two Japanese and European industrial giants
  • Provision of tax advisory services at the sell side on a global carve out transaction by a Japanese industrial giant
  • Provision of tax advisory services at the sell side on a global carve out transaction by a Tier 1 Japanese auto parts supplier 
  • Provision of tax advisory services at both sell and buy sides on a number of acquisitions/disposals of natural resources for Japanese multinationals