Shearman And Sterling

Masahisa Ikeda is the Asia Regional Managing Partner and Head of the Tokyo Office.  Masahisa is also a member of the firm’s Executive Group.  Masahisa has extensive experience representing global companies and government agencies, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on a wide variety of matters, including cross-border acquisitions, financings and disputes.  He also represents numerous corporations on various government investigations, and regulatory and compliance matters, including investigations relating to securities law, antitrust law and FCPA, before the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the European Commission. Masahisa speaks frequently on international business issues and legal issues. Masahisa is on the board of numerous non-profit organizations in the U.S. and Japan including serving as the Asia Pacific Director of the Trilateral Commission, a Board Member of the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research and an Auditor of the International House of Japan.

Masahisa has been named a leading practitioner for capital markets, M&A and asset management by Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, IFLR 1000 and the Nihon Keizai Shimbun.