Hajime Iwaki

Former Partner at DLA Piper

Hajime Iwaki

Hajime Iwaki

Former Partner at DLA Piper


Hajime Iwaki


Hajime Iwaki is a Japanese qualified (bengoshi) partner in our Tokyo office and the head of Tokyo's Corporate practice group. His practice includes a wide variety of corporate transactions, with extensive experience in M&A transactions and corporate restructuring. He frequently represents technology, software and videogame companies in a variety of corporate matters including startup of their operations in Japan, copyright, licensing, employment issues and commercial negotiations.

Hajime received his B.A. at Waseda University and his LL.M. at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to his Japanese qualification, he is also admitted in California and has practised in Los Angeles for two years.

Professional Qualification

Bengoshi registered with the Japan Federation of Bar Associations
Attorney-at-law, registered with the State Bar of California


Kokusai Torihiki to Hosho [Guaranty in International Transactions] (with Kosei Watanabe), Hosho Keiyaku no Horitsu Sodan [Legal Consultation on Guaranty and Suretyship] (3rd ed., 2012).

Whistling while they smirk, or eyeing the door? (with Lawrence Carter), Asian-Mena Counsel Volume 9 Issue 10 2011/12 (2011).

Renaissance of Reorganisation Proceedings?, Asian Counsel vol 7 Issue 5 (2009)

International License Agreements (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry FY 2006 "J-Pitch" International Co-production Development Foundation Project for Motion Picture Contents, Vol. 4, 2007)

Hostile Takeovers in Japan: the UFJ Example (with David G. Litt), IFLR Guide to Japan 2005 (2005)

Related Global Services

Commercial Contracts
Technology and Media
Litigation and Arbitration
Employment, Pensions and Benefits
Product Liability
Antitrust and EU Competition
Insurance and Reinsurance

Related China Services

Employment, Pensions and Benefits
Employment, Pensions and Benefits
Litigation and Arbitration
Competition Law
Employment, Pensions & Benefits

Related Regions

Hong Kong

Languages Spoken



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Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at NetApp, Inc.

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President at Contemporary Museum

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Co-Founder at Lyndra Therapeutics, Inc.

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Former Senior Vice President & General Counsel at Lockheed Martin Corporation

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Former Senator from Florida

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Former Associate, Attorney & Partner at DLA Piper

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Partner at Davis LLP

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Secretary & Director at Brooklyn Bay Pty Ltd.

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Partner at Venable LLP

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Global Co-Chair, International Arbitration Practice at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Hajime Iwaki
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Career History

DLA Piper provides legal services covering a broad range practice areas. It was created in 2005 by the merger of DLA, Piper Rudnick and Gray Cary, followed by growth in the CIS, Germany, Spain, Asia, the Middle East and US markets. Core practices include Litigation and Arbitration, Corporate and Finance, Real Estate and Real Estate Capital Markets, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Intellectual Property and Technology, Employment and Tax

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Viavi Solutions, Inc. purchases Agilent Technologies, Inc. /Network Communication Business from Agilent Technologies, Inc.

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