• TEL : +1-310-919-3268
  • E-mail : dwakamatsu@nozomisogo.gr.jp

Daisuke "Danny" Wakamatsu is the head of Nozomi’s Los Angeles office. He has extensive experience in cross-border transactions including M&A, joint ventures and commercial agreements representing corporations in various industries. Further, he provides a wide range of legal advice to Japan-based businesses located in the U.S. including general corporate matters, labor and employment, business license/permits and privacy and data protection. Before joining Nozomi, he worked at international law firms and also worked as in-house counsel in Japan and the U.S.

Practice Areas

  • Mergers and Acquisitions: mergers, asset and stock acquisitions and joint ventures in countries such as the U.S., Japan, Canada, Brazil, South Africa, India, the U.K., Germany, and Poland.
  • Business Transactions: commercial contracts such as distribution agreements, service agreements, license agreements and OEM agreements.
  • General Corporate Matters: internal policies for US corporations, including data retention policies and privacy policies.
  • Labor and Employment: employment contracts, employee-related policies and advice on other labor-related matters.
  • Legal Compliance: US data privacy law, antitrust law, FCPA.
  • Dispute Resolution: US litigations involving discovery process.


  • Nozomi Sogo, March 2018 to present
    Partner, Head of Nozomi Los Angeles Law Office

  • Soliton Systems, Inc. (San Jose, CA), March 2015 to present
    General Counsel

  • Baker & Mackenzie (Tokyo), January 2012 to February 2015

  • Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Tokyo), July 2009 to June 2010
    Seconded Attorney

  • Linklaters (Tokyo), September 2007 to December 2011


  • University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, LL,M., 2014
  • Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan, 2007
  • Hitotsubashi University, Bachelor of Economics, 2006


  • Japanese
  • English

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