Naoya Shiota is a partner at Mori Hamada & Matsumoto. He received his LLB from the University of Tokyo in 2004, and his LLM from Cornell Law School in 2011. He worked at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, New York, from 2011 to 2012. He is admitted to practise in Japan and the state of New York. He is fluent in both English and Japanese.

He is one of the key partners in banking practice at MHM, specializing in leveraged financings and other corporate financings. He also focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate law. He is closely involved with various complex transactions both in domestic and cross-border markets