Sam Inohara

Norton Rose Fulbright Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo


Sam Inohara is a corporate lawyer based in our Tokyo office. Sam's practice focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and joint ventures representing public and private companies in technology and innovation, life sciences and healthcare, and energy. He has substantial experience with carve out transactions and transactions involving multiple jurisdictions. 

Professional experience

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JD, University of New Mexico School of Law, 1997

BS, University of Michigan, 1993

  • Attorney at Law, admitted in California 1997
  • Registered Foreign Lawyer 2012

Asahi Kasei – on $1.1 billion acquisition of Sage Automotive Interiors from Clearlake Capital, completed in September 2018.

SoftBank – on participation in Renren Inc.'s spin-out of non-core investments valued at $500 million, completed in June 2018.

Tsubaki Nakashima – on $385 million acquisition of the Precision Bearing Components business from NN, Inc., completed in August 2017.


Next Generation Lawyer, Corporate M&A, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific for Japan, 2019.

Member, Board of Trustees, The British School in Tokyo

  • English
  • Japanese