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Masahisa Ikeda is the Asia Regional Managing Partner, Head of Tokyo Office and a member of the Capital Markets practice of Shearman & Sterling. Masahisa is also a member of the firm’s Executive Group. Masahisa has extensive experience representing global companies and government agencies 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, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading 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 a Director of the Tokyo Foundation and a Trustee 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, Asia Pacific Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and the Nihon Keizai Shimbun.