Dan Matsuda
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Dan Matsuda

Partner, EY Law Co.

Professional who contributes to societal development by harnessing the rule of law. An avid climber and equestrian show jumper in his free time.

As a Partner at EY Law Co., Dan Matsuda advises Japanese and international clients on commercial transactions and cross-border M&A. Making full use of EY Law’s global network, he assumes the role of controller to maximize the efficiency of the legal services he provides on a global scale. As a qualified Japanese lawyer, he advises on a vast array of regulatory matters, focusing on financial services law and general corporate law. Dan also represents international clients in dealings with official bodies such as the Fair-Trade Commission and the Bank of Japan.

Before joining EY Law Co. as a Partner in April 2022, he worked for Japanese law firms in both Tokyo and New York and then as a partner at two major international law firms. He is looking to further expand EY Law’s capacity in the Japanese market and take on a more extensive role as a global network member.

Dan received his LLB from the Waseda University School of Law in 1996 and obtained an LLM at the University of Virginia School of Law in 2004.

How Dan is building a better working world

Businesses and individuals are surrounded by a constantly changing environment and society. While grasping the changes you can see—and feeling those you cannot—we must go beyond simply offering services to our clients by continually updating our individual mindsets and approaches.
I am building a better working world by devoting maximum effort to providing solutions to the legal issues that face my clients’ businesses while using my perspective as a lawyer to make a societal contribution through my pro bono work.

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