Associate Professor
Akio Hoshi

Law is one of the most effective social institutions humankind created to live a social life with people holding different cultural, religious, conventional and linguistic backgrounds. Understanding law will equip you with a powerful tool to survive the modern society which becomes increasingly globalized and complicated.


Basic Seminar Ⅰ
Basic Seminar Ⅱ
Introduction to Business Law
Comparative Company Law
Law and Economics
Corporate Finance and Law
Advanced Seminar Ⅰ
Advanced Seminar Ⅱ
Graduation Thesis


Fields of Specialization

  • Corporate Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • International Business Law
  • Law and Economics
  • Law and Finance


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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.

  • 2015
    Associate Professor, Gakushuin University (-present)
  • 2012
    M.Fin., University of Cambridge
  • 2006
    Foreign Attorney, Nishimura & Asahi (formerly, Nishimura & Partners) (-2010 and 2012-2015)
  • 2004
    LL.M., Harvard Law School
  • 2001
    Research Associate, University of Tokyo (-2003 and 2005-2006)
  • 2001
    LL.B., University of Tokyo

Major PublicationsDetails

  • “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.