Tak Matsuda


Tak is a highly skilled, experienced and entrepreneurial lawyer. He founded Crest Legal in 2017.


He started his legal career with the top corporate law firm Slaughter and May, and then Allen & Overy LLP, before becoming a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP. He originally graduated in medicine and worked as a junior doctor before qualifying as a solicitor.

Tak frequently provides corporate, commercial and finance advice to entrepreneurs. He has advised on numerous transformative transactions for client businesses.


He specialises in fundraisings and exit deals, particularly in the tech sector. He has a wealth of in-depth experience in advising founders on funding rounds, shareholders' agreements and governance, and share incentive schemes. He is regularly involved in business sales and acquisitions, and corporate restructurings. 

A client described Tak as “providing a remarkably professional and efficient service. His response rate is rapid and his advice, and support, have proven to be excellent on every occasion”.  


Tak has been ranked regularly as a 'leading lawyer' in a number of legal directories including Legal 500 and Chambers.


He is also an Honorary Lecturer at Bangor Law School.

Crest Legal is the trading name for Crest Legal Limited. Crest Legal Limited is registered in England and Wales with company number 11078493, with its registered office at 86-90 Paul Street, London EC2A 4NE. Crest Legal Limited is a firm of solicitors which is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with SRA number 645425. 


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