Tomohiro Terada

Tomohiro Terada

Senior Associate

Tomohiro has significant experience across a range of commercial transactions, including cross-border M&A, divestments, joint ventures, private acquisitions, equity issues and general commercial matters
Tomohiro has experience across a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, TMT, and life sciences. Tomohiro has also practised in the corporate M&A department of a major U.S. law firm. Tomohiro is a qualified bengoshi and is licensed to practice under Japanese law. He is also admitted to the California State Bar as an attorney. He is bilingual in Japanese and English.


Representative matters

Kansai Electric on its joint venture in Japan with CyrusOne, a global data centre developer and operator based in the US. The joint venture will develop and operate hyperscale data centres in Japan.

SHL, a portfolio company of private equity firm Exponent Private Equity, on its acquisition of its third-party distributor, SHL Japan, in a public-to-private transaction.

Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Ventures Company Limited on its minority stake investment in Terra Drone, a Japanese drone company, via a KISS type stock acquisition rights.

MAIF (an affiliate of MIRA) on its sale of Japanese chemical storage tank operator Central Tank Terminal to KKR. 

Published Work

The Changing Shifts of Outbound M&A in Japan, Lawyer Monthly, 2021

FCPA, AML, and OFAC related R&W Provisions in Cross-Border M&A Agreement, LexisNexis Japan, 2020

Practice of Attorney-Client Privilege (1) and (2) - How to protect internal documents in a Japanese Group Company, International Business Law, 2019-2020

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.