Research Field

Laws and Regulations Relating to Start-ups and Venture Investments


Educational Background

B.A., LL.B., Kyoto University
LL.M., School of Law, New York University

Current Position

Project Professor, Graduate School of Science, Technology and Innovation, Kobe University
Partner, Attorney at Law, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Statutory Auditor, Oisix ra daichi Inc.
Statutory Autidor, PLAID, Inc.
Statutory Auditor, NExT-e Solutions Inc.

Professional Career

Partner at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune since 2009 to present.
Associated with Kirkland & Ellis LLP (San Francisco, Palo Alto and Los Angeles offices), 2003-2009, where Mr. Nakamachi was a partner since January 2005.
Associated with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati P.C., 1999-2003.
Associated with Kirkland & Ellis LLP (Chicago office), 1998-1999.
Associated with Morrison & Foerster LLP, 1997-1998.
Associated with Mori Hamada & Matsumoto Law Offices (formerly Mori Sogo Law Offices), Tokyo, Japan, 1993-1996.

Academic Career

Conducted numerous lectures and presentations at universities, companies and other organizations and associations in Japan and the U.S.


I am very excited for the opportunity to participate in the launch of this new graduate school at Kobe University. I was strongly interested in its unique objective of integrating the conventional science-major education program and the entrepreneurship education program for the benefit of highly motivated students who are egar to learn in both fields. I am looking forward to learning a lot of new things myself through this unique experience.