Akira Tago

Akira Tago

Bengoshi Associate, Skadden Arps Law Office, registered associated office of Skadden Arps Foreign Law Office, Corporate

Bio

Akira Tago focuses on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and other general corporate matters. He represents clients across a variety of industry sectors, including financial institutions, manufacturing, airlines, real estate, pharmaceutical and food companies.

Mr. Tago joined Skadden in 2018 after previously working at a leading Japanese law firm.

His experience since he joined Skadden includes advising:

  • Goldman Sachs, acting as financial advisor to Hitachi Capital Corporation, in Hitachi’s merger with Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company Limited;
  • LaSalle LOGIPORT REIT in its ¥46.3 billion global equity offering;
  • Open House Co., Ltd. in its ¥40.5 billion global equity offering;
  • freee K.K. in its ¥35 billion initial public offering on the Tokyo Stock Exchange;
  • Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. in its ¥359.5 billion global common stock offering, which was named Equity Deal of the Year for 2019 at the 2020 ALB Japan Law Awards;
  • the underwriters on its multiple SEC-registered bond offerings of Japan Bank for International Cooperation (guaranteed by the Japanese government);
  • the underwriters on the US$1.15 billion hybrid debt offering by Nippon Life Insurance Company;
  • Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd. in its US$510 million acquisition of AIM Aerospace Corporation;
  • Toshiba Corporation in its (by itself or through its subsidiaries) taking-private of its three publicly traded subsidiaries;
  • ARTERIA Networks Corporation in its ¥21.9 billion global IPO;
  • Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company, Limited in its US$910 million overseas hybrid debt offering;
  • Toyota Industries Corporation in its US$600 million senior notes offering;
  • Key Safety Systems in its acquisition of substantially all of Takata Corporation’s global assets and operations;
  • Daiwa House REIT Investment Corporation in its ¥56.8 billion, ¥36.3 billion and ¥34.3 billion global equity offerings; and
  • Invincible Investment Corporation in its ¥41.6 billion and ¥24.1 billion global equity offerings.

Credentials

Education

  • LL.M., New York University School of Law, 2015
  • J.D., University of Tokyo, 2008
  • LL.B., University of Tokyo, 2006

Admissions

  • Japan (Bengoshi)
  • New York

Languages

  • Japanese
  • English

Akira Tago

Bengoshi Associate, Skadden Arps Law Office, registered associated office of Skadden Arps Foreign Law Office, Corporate
akira.tago@skadden.com