• TEL : +81-3-3265-3851
  • FAX : +81-3-3265-3860
  • E-mail : t-kobayashi@nozomisogo.gr.jp

Takamasa "Taka" Kobayashi is an associate of Nozomi Sogo. He passed Japan’s bar exam in 2011 and was admitted to the bar in Japan in 2012 as well as the New York bar in 2021. He is a member of the State Bar of New York, Japan Federation of Bar Associations and Daini Tokyo Bar Association.

Practice Areas

  • ・Corporate Law: Corporate Governance, Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Due Diligence
  • ・Compliance: Internal Investigation
  • ・Intellectual Property: Copyright, Trademark Right, Unfair Competition Prevention Act
  • ・Dispute Resolution: Business Litigation
  • ・Antitrust and Trade Regulations
  • ・General Civil and Corporate matters
  • ・Criminal Defense


  • Nozomi Sogo, December 2012 to June 2017, August 2021 to present
    Associate, Tokyo Office

  • Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP, February 2021 to July 2021
    Exchange Attorney, Atlanta Office

  • Covington & Burling LLP., November 2020 to January 2021
    Associate, Los Angeles Office

  • Nozomi Sogo, May 2020 to November 2020
    Associate, Los Angeles Law Office

  • Bank of Japan, Secretariat of the Policy Board Legal Division, July 2017 to June 2019
    Seconded Attorney


  • University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, LL.M., 2020
  • Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan, Certified, 2012
  • The University of Tokyo School of Law, J.D., 2011
  • Tokyo University Faculty of Law, LL.B., 2009


  • Japanese and English

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