Kenichi Takashima

Senior Tax Counsel | Tokyo

Kenichi is a senior tax counsel in our tax team.

He is an accomplished tax specialist with extensive experience in international tax advisory, tax strategies, tax planning, and tax structuring aspects of cross-border M&A, corporate restructurings and financing. His jurisdictional experience includes Japan, as well as other regions such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Australia, European and South American countries like the Netherlands, Switzerland, Brazil, etc. Kenichi is also able to advise clients on compliance and issues related to base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS).

His clients include government authorities and multinational corporations based across different jurisdictions within a wide range of industries, including infrastructure, electronics, insurance, transportation, energy, natural resources, and manufacturing.

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Track record


Audited Japanese companies as tax inspector at the National Tax Administration Agency in relation to corporate income tax and consumption tax for 8 years and was involved in various international cases.

Advised a leading infrastructure company in Japan in its US$6 billion acquisition of a US multinational company.

Advised a Japanese leading electronics company in its business asset acquisition spreading over 44 countries that has spin off from a US multinational company.

Tax Planning for Japanese Corporate Investors in Australia, with an Emphasis on Conceptual Difference in Income between Australia and Japan’, MBA Research Report, University of Queensland - 1994

‘How Multi-lateral Instruments Influence on Japanese Companies’, The 21 Century Public Policy Institute - 2018

‘Tax Management System for Japanese Multi-national Companies after BEPS’, The 21 Century Public Policy Institute - 2017



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