Takashi Shibuya served as a public prosecutor from 1992 to 2010. In that capacity, he investigated and tried a variety of high-profile cases involving major financial crimes, insider trading, cartels, and bribery of foreign and domestic public officials. He was also engaged in international affairs, including, communicating on behalf of the Japanese government with the OECD Working Group on Bribery in its monitoring of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention’s implementation in Japan, negotiation of various international conventions, and dealing with many mutual legal assistance and extradition cases in criminal procedures while serving at the International Division of the Criminal Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Justice and the Permanent Mission of Japan to the U.N. and other international organizations in Geneva under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

His area of practice is corporate crisis management, including cross-border cases and compliance. He assists companies in responding to various kinds of emergency situations, including international cartels, bribery of foreign public officials, window dressing, insider trading, market manipulation, product data falsification and any other misconduct by executives or employees in or outside Japan by aiding in internal investigation, communicating with the governmental authorities concerned or proposing recurrence prevention measures for such misconduct.

He also provides advice to companies on how to build and strengthen their global compliance system and measures, including preventive measures concerning bribery of foreign public officials.

Recent activities


“Global Leaders” in Who's Who Legal: Global 2019



Who's Who Legal: Japan 2019



Getting the Deal Through - Government Investigations 2017 (Japan Chapter)



International University in Geneva (MBA, magna cum laude)
Keio University (LL.B.)

Professional experience

2009 - 2010
Deputy Director General of General Affairs and Planning Department, Research and Training Institute of the Ministry of Justice
2007 - 2009
Director of Finance and Accounts Division, General Affairs Department, Japan Legal Support Center
2006 - 2007
Assistant Chief Public Prosecutor, Maebashi District Public Prosecutors Office
2005 - 2006
Public Prosecutor, Special Investigation Department of Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office
2004 - 2005
Attorney, Criminal Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Justice
2001 - 2004
First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Japan to the U.N. and Other International Organizations in Geneva (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
1999 - 2001
Attorney, Criminal Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Justice
1992 - 1999
Public Prosecutor, Tokyo, Kumamoto, Saitama and Yokohama District Public Prosecutors Offices