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Morimura, Kana

Kana Morimura


Ms. Kana Morimura is counsel in the Capital Markets Group of the Tokyo Office.  Her practice areas include antitrust, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity, and she has experience working in both Japan and the United States.  Ms. Morimura joined Shearman & Sterling in March 2011. She has experience of working as a Japanese licensed lawyer at law firms in Tokyo prior to joining Shearman & Sterling.  

Selected Experience

  • Japan-based manufacturers and financial institutions in various non-public cartel investigations and the follow-on federal class action lawsuits
  • Executives of Japan-based corporations in non-public cartel investigations
  • Japan-based manufacturers and financial institutions on compliance issues, including antitrust and disclosure matters
  • Establishment of ADR programs for Japanese corporations
  • Yamaha Corporation in its acquisition of Line 6, Inc.


  • Co-Author, “Reform of the Rules Governing Working Arrangements between Japanese and Foreign Lawyers”,Legal Week, December 2004
  • Co-Author, “US Corporate LawYuhikaku, October 2009
  • Co-Author, “Practical Filing of Form F-4 with the SEC—Guide for Filing of Form F-4 and Responding to Staff Comments”Keiri Joho, January 2012
  • “Practical Measures for Cartel Cases under US Jurisdiction – From the Perspective of Protecting Companies and Individuals”Shoji Homu June 2014


  • Columbia University School of Law, LL.M.
  • Kyoto University, LL.B.



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