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Wataru Tanaka

Division Department of Comparative Contemporary Law
Research fields Commercial Law
e-mail twataru@iss.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Teaching and Research Appointments

Semptember 2007 - Associate Professor, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo

Topics of research

1Duty and liability of corporate directors
2Mergers and associations, especially hostile takeovers and going-private transactions
3Economic analysis of law

Publications (2012- )

Books

  • “Numerical Analysis of Corporate Law” (in Japanese)(edition, Yuhikaku, 2013).
  • “Corporate Takeovers and Defenses” (in Japanese)(Shoji-homu, 2012).

Selected publications ( -2011)

  • “Extinguishing Security Interests: Secured Claims in Japanese Business Reorganization Law and Some Policy Implications for U.S. Law”, Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal, 22(2), pp.427-479, 2006.
  • “Corporate Law” (in Japanese)(co-authored with Yasushi Ito, Kenichi Osugi and Hideyuki Matsui, 2nd ed., Yuhikaku, 2011).
  • “Going-private and the Role of Courts: A Comparison of Delaware and Japan,” UT Soft Law Review, No.3, pp.12-23, Mar 2011.