In the area of Robotics/Artificial Intelligence, Shin Fukuoka mainly handles AI, Big Data and IoT. He acts as a Committee Member of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Investigative Commission on "The AI and Data Contract Guidelines Review Committee".
In the area of Corporate, he mainly handles M&A and Corporate Governance.
In the area of Restructuring/Insolvency, he has been involved in numerous restructuring and insolvency cases, especially cross-border insolvency cases, representing both debtor parties and creditor parties. Most recently, he represented Daiichi Chuo Kisen Kaisha and Japan Airlines as a legal counsel of the debtor and Elpida, Takefuji and Mt.Gox as a creditor’s counsel.

He has also contributed to many publications, including "Law and Strategy of the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence", "Artificial Intelligence: Law and Issues" and "Data Contract Law".

Recent activities


A guidebook for electronic contracts



Top attorneys in Japan: Best Lawyers - 2021 edition



The law relating to AI development and points for contract drafting



Duke University School of Law (LL.M.)
The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)

Professional experience

2018 -
A member, The Japan Patent Office "Research and study committee of 2018 regarding the method of protection and use of intellectual property to formulate an intellectual property strategy in the genome medical field.
2018 -
A member, The Cabinet Office "Review Committee on Human-centered AI Social Principles"
2018 -
A committee member, The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Investigative Commission "AI and Data Contract Guidelines Review Committee"
2014 -
Member, International Bar Association, Insolvency Section
2014 - 2015
Visiting Professor, Osaka University Law School
2013 -
Member, International Insolvency Institute
2013 -
Secretariat, the East Asian Association of Insolvency & Restructuring
2013 -
Board Member, Japanese Federation of Insolvency Professionals
2013 -
Vice-President, Bankruptcy Law Division, Legal Studies Department, Daini Tokyo Bar Association
2007 - 2008
Blake Dawson Waldron, Sydney
2006 - 2007
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, New York
1998 - 2001
Nakajima Transactional Law Office