Eiji Kobayashi

Antitrust & Competition, Corporate & Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions


Eiji has more than 20 years of experience in representing the world’s leading industrial conglomerates, including technology, automobile, real estate, and life sciences companies and financial institutions in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate, projects, disputes and regulatory and investigation matters. His practice focuses on complex cross-border corporate and M&A matters, real estate, and other project matters. He also has wide-ranging experience representing companies and individuals in regulatory investigations matters, especially in the industrial, technology, life sciences, aviation and financial institutions industry sectors.

Earlier in his career, Eiji worked at a major US M&A law firm, as co-head of the cross-border transactions group at the largest law firm in Japan, and as the chair of the corporate/M&A practice group in Japan for a global law firm. He has represented some of the world’s leading corporations.


Mergers & Acquisitions

  • A medical optics company in its US$450 million cash acquisition of the surgical ophthalmic business of an American multinational pharmaceutical corporation.
  • An insurance company that provides clients with medical care, cancer, specified disease, death, life and group health insurance services throughout Japan in its US$963 million acquisition of a leader in property and casualty insurance, group benefits, and mutual funds with more than 200 years of expertise.
  • A Japanese food manufacturing company based in Tokyo with overseas operations and listed on the on the Nikkei 225 in its US$215 million acquisition of flour milling facilities from an American packaged foods company.
  • A Japanese telecommunications operator in the US$965 million cash acquisition by a British multinational telecommunications holding company of a provider of broadband and internet, voice, networking, and other related solutions, in which the Japanese company was a strategic shareholder, and the establishment of a related joint venture and alliance between the two.


  • The University of Texas at Austin, BBA
    with honors
  • The University of Texas School of Law, JD


  • Japan (Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi)
  • Texas


  • English
  • Japanese