Mangyo Kinoshita’s practice focuses primarily on cross-border and domestic M&A, joint ventures, strategic alliances, private equity and venture capital. He also handles licensing, entertainment transactions, and various corporate matters.
Mangyo’s clients range from Japanese listed companies, global multinationals (including many Fortune Global 500 companies), private equity funds, hedge funds and venture capital funds, to tech and startup companies. He also regularly represents fashion/lifestyle brands and apparel distributors.
Mangyo started his career in 2001 at Paul Hastings (then Taiyo Law Office in association with Paul, Hasting, Janofsky & Walker). After graduating from Duke University School of Law with an LLM in 2005, Mangyo joined O’Melveny & Myers’ New York office. He became a partner of O’Melveny in 2012 and led its corporate practice team in Tokyo. Immediately before founding southgate, Mangyo practiced at White & Case Tokyo where he worked on transactions and projects in over 60 jurisdictions.
Mangyo has been recommended and named as a key individual in leading international legal publications/rankings, including:
- Corporate and M&A in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2011 – 2014, 2016 – 2021)
- Corporate/M&A in Chambers Asia Pacific and Chambers Global (2014 – 2021)
- Intellectual Property in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2013 and 2014)
- Top 100 lawyers in Japan – Asia Business Law Journal (2020)
Mangyo has been described as “highly resourceful” (Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017) and an “excellent solution provider” (Chambers Asia 2015), and his “knowledge of M&A and start-up financing ‘is one of the best in the industry’” (Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016).
A partial list of Mangyo’s publications and speaking engagements follows: