Shearman and Sterling elects first Japanese partner

Masahisa Ikeda is the first Japanese national to become a partner at the international law firm.

International law firm Shearman Sterling has announced the election of Masahisa Ikeda as a partner in Tokyo, where he has been based since joining the firm as counsel in 1991. Ikeda becomes the first Japanese national to be elected to Shearman Sterling's partnership.

Ikeda's practice covers general corporate matters, with a particular focus on capital markets transactions, representing issuers and underwriters in registered offerings and in private placements. He also has experience in joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions and frequently represents the Japanese government in connection with various corporate and dispute resolution matters.

I am personally delighted that Masahisa Ikeda has become a partner, says David Deck, the firm's managing partner in...

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