FisherBroyles Welcomes Kenju Watanabe

Jul 13, 2022
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The Japanese translation of this Press Release can be found here.


New York – July 13, 2022 – FisherBroyles, LLP is pleased to announce that Kenju Watanabe has joined the firm as a Partner in the Corporate Department. His primary focuses will be M&A, private equity, and corporate governance.

Kenju has represented global industrial corporations, private equity firms, and financial institutions in the United States, Asia, and Europe. He is familiar with M&A regulations in many jurisdictions and, in particular, is known to be an expert in dealing with and navigating complex cross-border corporate, securities, and tax issues.

He was previously a partner at Paul Hastings LLP and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He was also a founding member of a private equity firm based in Japan with its first fund having the largest limited partner commitments from North America and Europe at the time.

He has twice been a visiting scholar at Columbia Law School, holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School, and an LL.B from Waseda University Law School.


Michael Pierson, Managing Partner, Global Corporate said:

“We are delighted to welcome Kenju Watanabe to FisherBroyles in New York. He is a superb addition to our Corporate Department and M&A practice. His diverse and deep experience – particularly in U.S./Japan cross-border corporate, securities, and tax issues – will enhance the Firm’s offering, benefiting our Partners and clients alike.”


Kenju Watanabe said:

“I am very excited to be part of the talented and experienced group of lawyers working together under FisherBroyles’ next generation law firm model. The Firm’s motivated lawyers offer clients solution-oriented, timely, and cost-effective services across a wide spectrum of practice areas. I look forward to further enriching FisherBroyles’ M&A, private equity, and corporate governance expertise.”   


Further information




Michael Pierson, Managing Partner, Global Corporate

[email protected]

Direct: +1.202.445.3779




Tristan Schumann

[email protected]

Tel: +44 7926 669 740



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