Akira Matsushita is a partner at the Tokyo office of Mori Hamada & Matsumoto. He focuses on cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions transactions, corporate governance, shareholder activism, takeover defence and general corporate and securities law matters. He has extensive experience in advising listed companies subject to shareholder activism, proxy fights or unsolicited takeovers, and in representing clients in high-profile inbound and outbound cross-border mergers and acquisitions transactions. 

Mr Matsushita was admitted to the Japanese Bar in 2006 and the New York Bar in 2013. He received his LLB from Keio University in 2005 and his LLM from Cornell Law School in 2012. He also worked at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago, from 2012 to 2013.