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Akio Hoshi is an associate professor at Gakushuin University, where he teaches business law-related courses. His research focuses on corporate governance, corporate takeovers, law and finance, and private deal making. Prior to joining the Gakushuin faculty, he was engaged in private legal practice, with a special focus on cross-border M&A transactions, for over seven years at Nishimura & Asahi, the largest law firm in Japan.
- Associate Professor, Gakushuin University (-present)
- M.Fin., University of Cambridge
- Foreign Attorney, Nishimura & Asahi (formerly, Nishimura & Partners) (-2010 and 2012-2015)
- LL.M., Harvard Law School
- Research Associate, University of Tokyo (-2003 and 2005-2006)
- LL.B., University of Tokyo
- “Doing Deals in Japan Revisited: An Updated Introductory Guide for U.S. Practitioners,” The M&A Lawyer, Vol. 21, Iss.4 (April 2017), pp.19-36 (with Stephen D. Bohrer).
- “Uncertainty Avoiding Behavior and Cross-border Acquisitions in the Asia-Pacific Region,” Japan and the World Economy, Vol. 41 (March 2017), pp.99-112 (with Marc Bremer, Kotaro Inoue and Kazunori Suzuki).
- “Appraisal or Injunction? Corporate Takeovers under Uncertain Judicial Valuation,” in Zenichi Shishido (ed), Enterprise Law: Contracts, Markets and Laws in the US and Japan(Edward Elgar, 2014), pp.237-251.