Michitoshi Mori

Michitoshi Mori

Managing Partner at Axis International Law Offices

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Michitoshi Mori practices corporate law in the area of transactions and general corporate counseling. Michitoshi represents venture capital investors, multinational and domestic corporations (public and private) in a wide spectrum of corporate finance transactions, including private equity and venture capital investments, institutional private placements, cross-border transactions, debt and equity structuring transactions, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures and strategic alliances.  He also has experience in fund formation of venture capital funds.  Michitoshi serves as outside counsel for many mid-sized companies on issues of corporate governance, Japanese securities law compliance, general commercial transactions, intellectual properties strategies and disclosure issues.  His clients represent a wide variety of industries from Internet-based businesses and companies in the retail and consumer products industries.

He was a partner of AZX Law Offices, the most experienced law firm for startups and venture capital in Tokyo.  In 2010, he moved to Osaka, joined his father’s firm and became the CEO of the firm.  On September in 2017, he established the new law firm, Axis International Law Offices, with his co-founders and has been a managing partner.

Specialties: equity finance, venture capital, commercial contracts, corporate governance, intellectual properties strategies, commercial litigation, corporate litigation.

Current Positions:

  • Managing Partner of Axis International Law Offices
  • Vice Chair of International Committee on Osaka Bar Association
  • Vice Chair of Administrative Affairs Committee on Osaka Bar Association / Chair of Startup Legal Services Project Team
  • OIH Seed Acceleration Program Specialist Mentor


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