Sam Inohara

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

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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


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