Professionals

Handled cases fall under the following rubrics (mainly involving listed companies):
General Corporate, M&A at home and abroad, Reorganization, Operating as a wholly owned subsidiary, M&A defensive measures, Governance, Internal Control, Scandal Correspondence, Corporate Crisis Management, Tax, Tax Disputes, Consumer Contract Act, IP Licenses, and Natural Resources and Energy.

Recent activities

4/2019

Top attorneys in Japan: Best Lawyers - 2020 edition

Awards

2/2019

Corpus Juris M&A - Completely Revised Edition (first volume) (second volume)

Books

1/2019

“Top Tier” firm in Japan: The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019

Awards

Education

1997
University of Oxford (MBA)
1996
Harvard Law School (LL.M.)
1989
The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)

Professional experience

2019 -
Visiting Professor, Osaka University Law School
2008 -
Visiting Lecturer, Taxation, Chuo Graduate School of Strategic Management
2008 - 2013
Professor, Waseda Law School
2007 -
Lecturer in Law, Finance, Kyoto University
2006
A member, The Study Group on the International Investment Climate in a Globalized Economy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
2006 -
A member, Advisory Group on Improvements to TSE Listing System, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.
2005
A member, Study Group for the Development of Digitization and Broadcasting Policy, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
2005
A member, Study Group on Corporate Taxation Reform for Sustainable Socioeconomic Development, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
2005
A member, Study Group on Disclosure and Evaluation of Corporate Activities, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
2004 -
A member, The Corporate Value Study Group, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
2004
A member, The Study Group on Limited Liability Partnerships (the LLP Study Group), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
2004 - 2007
A member, The Self-Regulation Committee, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.
2004
Assistant Professor, The University of Tokyo, School of Law
2004
A member, Corporate Taxation Study Group, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
2003
A member, International Commercial Transactions, Trade and Economic Cooperation Committee, Industrial Structure Council
2003
A member, LLC Study Group, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
2002
An advisory member, Japan Corporate Auditors Association
2002
A member, the Study Forum on Risk Management and Internal Controls, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
2000
Lecturer in Law, Corporate Law, University of Tokyo
1999
Lecturer in Law, International Transactions Law, Chuo University
1997
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, New York
1994
Lecture in Law, International Taxation, St. Paul's (Rikkyo) University