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Tak Matsuda

Crest Legal

Location Chester


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About Tak

Tak is a solicitor and has a wealth of experience in commercial law having worked in top tier City of London law firms for over 20 years. He has advised on numerous transformative transactions for client businesses.

He originally graduated in medicine and worked as a junior doctor before qualifying as a solicitor. He started his legal career with the top corporate firm Slaughter and May, followed by Allen & Overy LLP, before becoming a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP. Tak then founded Crest Legal to advise owners and management of privately held business.

​Tak has been ranked 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.

Years of experience


About their firm

We advise you on a range of company and commercial transactions. Our solicitors will use their market knowledge to anticipate your needs and help you to achieve your aims with a bespoke service that is focused on you and delivers on our commitment to excellence.
Our solicitors counsel you in relation to a range of corporate governance and regulatory compliance issues. Crest Legal's advice is delivered with an understanding of the commercial objectives of your business and an understanding of the sector and environment in which your business is operating.

Crest Legal can help you with:

  • business sales and acquisitions 
  • management buy outs
  • angel investment and venture capital investment 
  • borrowings and refinancings
  • corporate governance 
  • shareholders agreements and joint ventures
  • group reorganisations
  • commercial contracts.


from 15 reviews
4.9 out of 5 stars
  • Responsiveness
  • Quality of service
  • Value for money

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by Howard on 12 Dec, 2018
  • Hired Tak for: share purchase agreement
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

Tak is a pleasure to deal with. He is patient, highly responsive and has a clear way of explaining the situation. He is clearly highly capable . I can not recommend him too highly. He certainly helped in a stressful situation .He also proved formidable to have on one's side. The one thing I did not have to worry about was my lawyer. Definitely the best choice of lawyer I could have made! I've already been recommending him .

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by F.C.M. on 28 Nov, 2018
  • Hired Tak for: confidentiality agreement (NDA)
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

Very responsive to all questions and great at explaining things clearly. Executed all requests in a timely manner. Would definitely work with Tak again.

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by Paul on 26 Nov, 2018
  • Hired Tak for: asset purchase agreement
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

Excellent service, great value for money.

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by Sabine on 18 Sep, 2018

Tak is great. Very concrete, concise and were able to answer the questions and explain the potential options in a simple and understandable manner. Would be happy to work with him again.

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by Luke on 7 Sep, 2018

Our company had a reasonably complex Shareholder issue which needed resolving urgently. Tak was able to pick out the key issues very quickly compared to others. we engaged him and he provided us with a very elegant and economical solution within days and with a minimum of fuss. It's been very impressive and quite unlike previous legal representation. I have no hesitation in recommending Tak & Crest legal.

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by Ali on 4 Sep, 2018
  • Hired Tak for: confidentiality agreement (NDA)
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

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by Cornelius on 3 Sep, 2018

Tak has been very professional and helpful. Unfortunately our business is not yet concluded as there have been some delays that are not related to Tak's services. I hope to have the opportunity to provide a more informed review in future but based on our interactions to date I feel quite positive about recommending Tak.

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by Simon on 20 Aug, 2018
  • Hired Tak for: share purchase agreement
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

Tak has been fantastic throughout the process with his advice and expertise. If you're looking for a lawyer - Tak's your man

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by Sajid on 25 Jul, 2018

Tak is fantastic lawyer very thorough , detailed and to the point I am very impressed with his skills and knowledge I will use him again in corporate and company law.

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by Stephen on 18 Jul, 2018
  • Hired Tak for: articles of association
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client


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by John on 16 Jul, 2018

Mr Matsuda recently acted for me in the successful purchase of a business. The transaction was somewhat attenuated due to the fact that there was three other solicitors involved but Mr Matsuda took the lead in the documentation and was always diligent, easily contactable, and responsive. Interestingly I noted that he had to give guidance to the other front solicitor to expedite matters. I can recommend Mr Matsuda. John McEwan, Director, The Mulberry Store Ltd

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by Matthew on 12 Jul, 2018
  • Hired Tak for: partnership restructuring
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

He helped me with amending a contract. Great work, super responsive, would definitely use his services again!

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by Charlotte on 19 Jun, 2018

Tak has been extremely helpful and considerate in our meetings so far, and has really gone out of his way to help us as new owner/managers look at the direction of our business to help grow and protect it in line with our personal and professional goals. He has been careful to explain complex and sometimes daunting processes in a thoughtful manner, and yet has not shied from giving us the gritty we've needed! I really look forward to working with Tak in the future.

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by John on 12 Jun, 2018

Tak has been immense and so kind to us as a family in our time of need. The quality of the work undertaken has been second to none and although Tak has taken us as far as he can, we cannot thank him, or praise him enough. This man is a real gem. Tak would always be our first port of call for any of our business related needs in the future, and we hope to work together again soon. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you so-so much.

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by Paul on 12 Jun, 2018

Tak Matusda provides a remarkably professional and efficient service. His response rate is rapid and his advice, and support, have proven to be excellent on every occasion. On a personal level he is a polite and charming individual it’s always a pleasure to do business with.