Satoru Hasumoto

Leaders in Law endorses Satoru Hasumoto as our exclusively recommended Real Estate Law expert in Japan. If you wish to get in touch with Satoru please use the contact information provided above.

Satoru has considerable experience in a wide range of real estate work. He advises corporates, investors and financial institutions on all aspects of real estate transactions, including acquisition, disposals, development, planning, leasing and financing. His practice also includes advising multinational companies on their outbound and inbound investments from and to Japan. These includes data centre facilities, hotels, logistic facilities, offices, residentials and other types of real properties. His extensive practice also covers structured finance, leveraged buyout finance and project finance.

Background

  • Keio University (LL.B., 2007)
  • seconded to the IB Products Group of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. (2013-2014)
  • The University of Pennsylvania Law School (LL.M., Wharton Business and Law Certificate, 2015)
  • with Slaughter and May, London (2015-2016)

Bar Admissions

Admitted in Japan, 2008
Daini Tokyo Bar Association

Firm Overview:

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto is a full service law firm that has served clients with distinction since its establishment, in December 2002, by the merger of Mori Sogo and Hamada & Matsumoto. Even as business conditions have rapidly shifted both within Japan and internationally, the firm’s goal has been to grow with our clients through tireless effort and constant innovation.

Led by top-rated lawyers across a wide array of practice areas, our large team of legal professionals and support staff offer the firm their experience, expertise and hard work to bring our clients the best results in every matter we handle. Our team strives to build new frameworks to tackle cutting-edge problems, to break down barriers on tough cases, and to find a common resolution in matters with many conflicting interests.

Based on this solid foundation of experience, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto also contributes significantly to the constant evolution and improvement of the Japanese legal system, and to the creation of a legal infrastructure that will enable our clients to excel.

 

Hajime Watanabe

Leaders in Law endorses Hajime Watanabe as our exclusively recommended Patent Law expert in Japan. If you wish to get in touch with Hajime please use the contact information provided above.

Hajime Watanabe is one of the founding partners of Shiomizaka (formerly STW & Partners). His main areas of practice are antitrust and competition laws, dispute resolution and intellectual property litigation. He has also assisted a number of clients with antitrust aspects in their commercial transactions and the establishment of compliance structures based on his extensive experience in cases in Japan and other jurisdictions. Peers and clients alike appreciate his commercial mindset, which appeals to business people. He has been recommended as a leading individual by Intellectual Asset Management’s IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals for nine consecutive years (2012–2020), as a leading individual in the sector of intellectual property for 10 consecutive years (2010–2020) by Chambers Asia, as a best lawyer in the sector of intellectual property for 12 consecutive years by Best Lawyers (2009–2020), as one of the most highly acclaimed legal experts in Japan for dispute resolution by Asialaw Leading Lawyers for six consecutive years (2013–2018).

He obtained an LLB from the University of Tokyo in 1985 and was admitted in Japan to the Daini-Tokyo Bar Association in 1987. He obtained an LLM from the University of Illinois, College of Law, in 1993. Mr Watanabe joined Mori Sogo (now Mori Hamada & Matsumoto) in 1987. He worked at Jenner & Block in Chicago from 1993 to 1995 and at the US Federal Trade Commission in Washington, DC in 1995. In 1994 Mr Watanabe was admitted in Illinois (as a foreign consultant) at the Chicago Bar Association and in New York at the New York Bar Association, and he is a member of the American Bar Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association. He established STW & Partners in 2007.

Firm Description

Our principal goal is to obtain the best possible outcome for our clients. While that might sound obvious, it is easier said than done in today’s complex and constantly changing environment. We are not satisfied until we have realized the best interests of our clients by having a clear understanding of the background of each matter, clarifying and investigating the points at issue, making a convincing case, and succeeding in lawsuits or negotiations with the parties involved. We believe that the ability to provide the most effective legal advice is significantly enhanced by our flexible viewpoints, clear thinking, expertise, experience, mobility, communication skills, ability to respond to changes, and unbending sprit.

At Shiomizaka, we recognize the significance of teamwork. By combining the wealth of the highly specialized knowledge and experience that each attorney brings to the firm, we are able to provide innovative legal advice in a flexible and effective manner that is tailored to each individual matter while maintaining a broad perspective unfettered by any one particular field. We constantly strive to achieve extraordinary results for our clients as their most reliable advisor.

Practice Areas

Our firm offers a wide range of legal services, including provision of legal advices with respect to the management and organization of a company, multi-national and cross-border transactions, general corporate matters, IP, IT/IoT/AI, media/entertainment, M&A, anti-trust law matters, finance, complex domestic and international litigation and other dispute resolutions, insolvency, pharmaceuticals/healthcare and real estate.

 

Kei Asatsuma

Leaders in Law endorses Kei Asatsuma as our exclusively recommended Private Equity Law expert in Japan. If you wish to get in touch with Kei please use the contact information provided above.

Kei Asatsuma is a partner at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu. He has a diverse corporate practice with a strong concentration in complex business transactions, including M&A, divestitures, spin-offs, joint ventures, strategic alliances, leveraged buyouts, private equity investments, restructuring, and workouts and recapitalisations. He also advises clients in a wide variety of corporate matters, including corporate governance issues, and is often called upon to represent public companies involved in takeovers and active shareholder defences.

He has an LLB from the University of Tokyo (1995), and an LLM from the University of Chicago (2002). He joined Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu in April 1997 and has been a partner since January 2005. He has also worked at Kirkland & Ellis LLP (2002-2003), where he focused on international litigation and cross-border transactions involving Japanese companies, as well as general corporate matters for US and Japanese companies. He is admitted to practise law in Japan and New York.

Firm Description

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu is widely known as a leading law firm and the foremost provider of international and commercial legal services in Japan.

We represent domestic and foreign companies and organizations involved in every major industry sector and in every legal service area in Japan.

 

Hirohito Akagami

Leaders in Law endorses Hirohito Akagami as our exclusively recommended M&A Law expert in Japan. If you wish to get in touch with Hirohito please use the contact information provided above.

Hirohito Akagami is a partner at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, engaged principally in the fields of financial, corporate and commercial law, with an emphasis on securities work and M&A.  Typically, these transactions involve Mr Akagami representing the purchasers for a number of tender offers, which he has been doing for more than 20 years. Another typical example of his work is advising foreign and Japanese investors on Japanese corporate governance-related matters (including shareholder proposal and hostile takeover-related issues) and regulatory issues. He also advises clients in a number of domestic and cross-border syndicated loans, securities (including stock awards to officers) and other financial transactions and matters.

Mr Akagami graduated from Tokyo University in 1986 and received his LLM (with merits) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (part of the University of London) in 1993. He was also seconded to Slaughter and May, in London and Brussels, in 1993 and 1994. He is a member of the Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association in Japan (1988 to present) and speaks fluent Japanese and English.

Firm Description

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune is a full-service law firm formed by the winning combination of three leading law firms in Japan: Anderson Mori, one of the largest international firms in Japan which was best known for serving overseas companies doing business in Japan since the early 1950s; Tomotsune & Kimura, particularly well known for its expertise in international finance transactions; and Bingham Sakai Mimura Aizawa, a premier international insolvency/restructuring and crisis-management firm.

Our combined firm provides an extraordinarily powerful value proposition. Housing all of these synergistic practices under one roof, and further growing our resources, we are able to serve a multinational client base on inbound, outbound and domestic projects by providing expert, timely and cost-efficient advice across a full range of legal issues, and in the largest, most complex, cross-sector transactions.

We are proud of our long tradition of serving the international business and legal communities, and of our reputation as one of the largest full-service law firms in Japan. Our combined expertise enables us to deliver comprehensive advice on virtually all legal issues that may arise from a corporate transaction, including those related to M&A; finance; capital markets and restructuring/insolvency; and litigation/arbitration. The majority of our lawyers are bilingual and experienced in communicating, drafting and negotiating across borders and around the globe. We welcome the opportunity to work closely with clients and channel our resources towards our goal of achieving more together.

We are headquartered in Tokyo with branch offices in Osaka and Nagoya. Outside Japan, we have offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok. We also have associated firms in Hong Kong, Jakarta and Singapore.

PRACTICE AREAS
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune is among the largest and most diversified law firms in Japan offering full corporate services. Our flexible operational structure enables us to provide our corporate clients with effective and time-sensitive solutions to legal issues of any kind. We are pleased to serve Japanese companies as well as foreign companies doing business in Japan. In response to the increasingly complex and varied legal needs of our clients, we have grown significantly, augmenting both the breadth and depth of expertise of our practice.

Corporate: corporate and commercial transactions; corporate governance; shareholders’ meetings and relationships with shareholders; shareholder activism; corporate disputes; support for start-ups; and establishing a business presence in Japan.

M&A: M&A/business restructuring; joint ventures; business alliances; venture capital; private equity/funds; hostile takeovers; and cross-border M&A.

Corporate crisis management: internal investigations; third-party committee and other outside investigations; improper accounting; food/product/environmental-related accidents; breaches of anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws and regulations; white-collar crimes; leakage of personal information; leaking of commercial secrets; whistleblowing; anti-social forces; shareholder/derivative lawsuits; corporate scandal-related securities; and other civil litigation.

Capital markets

Finance and financial institutions: banking; financial regulation; derivatives; asset management and investment funds; structured finance; real estate finance; acquisition finance; project finance; asset finance; PPP/PFI/concession; insurance; fintech; and financial and securities dispute resolution.

Real estate: real estate transactions, investment, finance and dispute resolution; and REITs.

Labour and employment: disputes; unions; dealing with regulators; harassment; severance; corporate restructuring-related matters; working conditions including salary; retirement allowance and pension; employee health and safety (including mental health); executive issues (board members and auditors); non-regular employment; drafting and review of work rules and employment contracts; social insurance and labour insurance; immigration; and compliance.

Intellectual property/life sciences/TMT: IP disputes; IP licensing and transactions; patent prosecution; trademark/design prosecution; copyright and entertainment; healthcare; pharmaceuticals; and IT and telecoms law and regulation.

Competition/Antitrust: International cartels and leniency; merger control; dominance and other unilateral conduct; interplay of IP and competition law; distribution; litigation; and compliance.

Tax: tax planning and structuring; litigation and dispute resolution; and international taxation.

Energy and natural resources

Dispute resolution: resolution of disputes relating to IP, labour and employment, product liability, finance and securities, administrative, franchise, real estate, Companies Act, estates and business succession, consumer matters, insurance, IT, trade secrets, tax and pharmaceuticals; general commercial litigation; international litigation and cross-border disputes; alternative dispute resolution; litigation related to tax, competition, and energy and natural resources; civil litigation (including corporate scandal securities matters; and international arbitration.

Restructuring/insolvency and bankruptcy: creditor representations; sponsor/buyer representations; debtor representations; management representations; cross-border restructurings; financial institution insolvencies; court appointments; financial transactions; bankruptcy related litigation; and liquidations.

International trade

International practice: Asia; Australia; the US; the EU; Central and South America; Middle East; Russia; Africa; and other jurisdictions.

Number of attorneys: Approximately 540

Number of partners: 158

Number of offices: 10 (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Jakarta)

Languages: Japanese, English, Chinese (Mandarin)

 

Osamu Umejima

Osamu Umejima rejoined White & Case in October 2003 after a two-year hiatus working at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of the Japanese Government. He assists clients with international trade matters, including WTO rules and dispute settlements, and antidumping, countervailing and other trade-related measures in the United States, EC, Japan, and other trading partners. He also advises on FTA and other custom issues, including country of origins, custom duties and classification, and import and export regulations. His experience in the government also enabled him to have successfully lobbied Japanese government agencies on regulatory issues on behalf of corporations and trade associations. These governmental agencies include the METI, the Ministry of Land Infrastructure and Transportation, and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery.

He started practicing international trade and corporate law at White & Case in 1992 in Tokyo, but his first experience on international trade matters goes back to 1989. Upon joining White & Case, the practice areas he worked in were corporate, contracts, antitrust, labor, and intellectual property. He moved to the Washington, DC office of White & Case in 1995, where he practiced U.S. trade laws, including the antidumping law, countervailing law, and Section 337. Mr. Umejima led various antidumping cases on behalf of Asian respondents, and appeared before the US Department of Commerce, the International Trade Commission, the Court of International Trade, and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal. In 2000, Mr. Umejima returned to the Tokyo office of White & Case, where he continued practicing international trade and corporate laws, until he joined to METI in 2001.

Before rejoining White & Case, he assumed the position of Director – Antidumping and Related Rules in Multilateral Trade System Department, Trade Policy Bureau at METI. He coordinated and argued in various antidumping and countervailing duty cases before the Dispute Settlement Body of the World Trade Organization on behalf of the Japanese government, including disputes on US – CRS Sunset Review, US – CDSOA (“Byrd Amendment”), and other disputes in which Japan participated as a complaining party or as a third party. He has also handled negotiations for the Antidumping Agreement under the Doha Development Agenda of the WTO.

Trade Law Practice:

Government actions increasingly affect companies involved in the global trade of goods and services. Whether they’re negotiating multilateral, regional or bilateral trade agreements, or revising national laws and regulations, the involvement of governments frequently has a direct and profound impact on the rules governing international trade. While the ultimate goal may be a more liberalized trading system, the immediate result is just as likely to be a thicket of rules, procedures and exceptions. This can mean an even more difficult business environment.

The International Trade Group of White & Case helps clients manage the risks and maximize the opportunities associated with the increasing regulation of international trade in goods and services. Our practice, centered in Washington, DC but extending throughout the globe, provides a range of services designed to match the scope of global trade regulation and to answer the needs of our clients wherever and whenever they arise. White & Case also has one of the leading WTO practices in the world, which is led by the Geneva office.

White & Case:

White & Case is a truly global law firm, uniquely positioned to help our clients achieve their ambitions in today’s G20 world.

As a pioneering international law firm, our cross-border expertise and diverse team of local, US and English-qualified lawyers consistently deliver results for our clients.

In both established and emerging markets, our lawyers are integral, long-standing members of the community, giving our clients insights into the local business environment alongside our expertise in multiple jurisdictions.

We work with some of the world’s most respected and well-established banks and businesses, as well as start-up visionaries, governments and state-owned entities.

Satoshi Miki

Practice Areas:

  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Cross-Border Transactions
  • Labor and Employment Law

Education and Experience

  • Hitotsubashi University (LL.B.), 1999
  • Hitotsubashi University, Graduate School of Law (Master of Law), 2001
  • Hitotsubashi Law School (J.D.), 2006
  • University of Southern California, Gould School of Law (LL.M), 2013

Bar Admissions

  • Japan, 2007
  • New York, 2014

Languages

  • Japanese & English
Daiichi Law Office:

Since the foundation of Iechika & Takatori Godo Law Office back in 1964 (renamed Daiichi Law Office in 1966), we have steadily increased a number of our attorneys, and diversified the practice areas we cover, based upon the requests from our clients as well as prediction about the trends of our clients’ needs. Today, we have offices in Tokyo and Osaka with 30 lawyers and 20 support staff in total, and our practice has expanded to encompass almost all areas of the law, including cross-border transactions, take-over defense and patent litigation. We are proud of the efforts we have made in order to adjust instantly and flexibly to the rapid changes in society, and appreciate all the support from our clients, over the last nearly half-century.

The business environments surrounding Japan and the wider Asian region have changed drastically over the decades. When Daiichi Law Office was founded, we could not have imagined today’s rapid development of the Asian economies. Now, we are advising Chinese and Indian companies that are investing in Japan on Japanese financial and securities regulations. The business activities of our clients routinely involve crossing borders, and the dissemination of information technologies will accelerate as time goes on. We are intensely aware of the importance of keeping up with these and other changes, and are sincerely committed to ensuring provision of the highest quality of legal services for our clients.

As our name “Daiichi” suggests, we will strive to continue to be your “first choice” counsel.

We greatly appreciate your continued support.

 

Takahiro Saito

Takahiro Saito is a Partner in the Firm’s Corporate Department. His practice focuses mainly on capital markets and merger and acquisition transactions. Taki regularly advises issuers and underwriters on global securities offerings by Japanese issuers, including Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings and U.S.-registered offerings, as well as listings by Japanese issuers on U.S. securities exchanges.

Bilingual in English and Japanese, Taki Saito is a Partner in our Tokyo office, concentrating on capital markets and M&A transactions. He regularly advises issuers and underwriters on global securities offerings by Japanese issuers—including Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings and U.S.-registered offerings, as well as listings by Japanese issuers on U.S. securities exchanges. Taki’s IPO clients include Recruit Holdings in its $1.8 billion IPO and listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Regulation S/Rule 144A offering of common stock; and Seibu Holdings in its $438 million IPO and listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Regulation S/Rule 144A offering of common stock. On debt offerings, he has experience advising virtually all of the major underwriters in the market with respect to multiple senior and subordinated debt offerings.

Firm Overview:

Simpson Thacher is one of the world’s most respected law firms. But for us, this has never simply been a matter of size or rankings. It’s the direct result of our commitment to one founding principle.

Our success is driven by that of our clients.

Since 1884, many of the world’s largest organizations have turned to us for smart solutions to critical commercial challenges. Today, more than 900 lawyers in 10 global offices put the collective experience of the Firm to work for every client we serve.

Our teams start with a deep understanding of our clients’ business objectives. We share knowledge across practices and regions. We help our clients not only mitigate risk, but also discover opportunity. And each success begins with the same simple question…

How can we help you?

PEOPLE
Simpson Thacher is home to more than 900 lawyers, many of whom have spent their entire careers here, collaborating on behalf of our clients.

CLIENTS
Many of the world’s leading and most innovative companies—from finance to philanthropy and from Fortune 500 to high-tech startups—come to Simpson Thacher for trusted counsel.

SERVICES
From 10 offices, across 32 major practice areas and almost every industry sector, we bring the collective expertise of the entire Firm to bear on the business challenges facing each one of our clients.

RECOGNITION
We consistently rank among the world’s leading law firms in a wide variety of publications—including Chambers, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, The Legal 500, IFLR and American Lawyer.

Masato Suzuki

Leaders in Law endorses Masato Suzuki as our exclusively recommended Banking & Finance Law expert in Japan. If you wish to get in touch with Masato please use the contact information provided above.

Masato Suzuki is a Partner at Inaba and Partners.

Our firm was established with the aim of providing high-quality legal services tailored to client needs through the flexible handling of professional lawyers.

In order to achieve such goal, our firm, while taking advantage of our expertise, strives not to be arbitrary, but to provide the legal services required in a timely manner based on the needs of clients.
Lawyers who belong to our firm work together to achieve this by sharing the same philosophy.

 

Miki Goto

Leaders in Law endorses Miki Goto as our exclusively recommended Intellectual Property Law expert in Japan. If you wish to get in touch with Miki please use the contact information provided above.

Miki Goto is a partner in the intellectual property group at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune. He has an exceptional background as a Japanese lawyer with an academic background in both science and engineering, and professional experience working in the intellectual property department of a major electronics company.

Mr Goto’s practice covers a wide range of complex intellectual property matters, including disputes concerning patents, licensing, trade secrets and trademarks, as well as technology-related antitrust claims. He also has broad experience in technology, content, branding and other IP development; licensing and partnering transactions; portfolio management; and IP due diligence.

Mr Goto is active in several professional societies including the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), where he serves as vice chair of the standing committee on trade secrets.

In addition to being admitted to the bar in Japan (2008) and the state of New York (2014), he passed the Japanese patent attorney exam in 2003. Mr Goto graduated from Kyoto University (BSc, 2000), the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Engineering (MEng, 2002), Kobe University Graduate School of Law (JD, 2007) and Stanford Law School (LLM, 2013).

Firm Description

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune is a full-service law firm formed by the winning combination of three leading law firms in Japan: Anderson Mori, one of the largest international firms in Japan which was best known for serving overseas companies doing business in Japan since the early 1950s; Tomotsune & Kimura, particularly well known for its expertise in international finance transactions; and Bingham Sakai Mimura Aizawa, a premier international insolvency/restructuring and crisis-management firm.

Our combined firm provides an extraordinarily powerful value proposition. Housing all of these synergistic practices under one roof, and further growing our resources, we are able to serve a multinational client base on inbound, outbound and domestic projects by providing expert, timely and cost-efficient advice across a full range of legal issues, and in the largest, most complex, cross-sector transactions.

We are proud of our long tradition of serving the international business and legal communities, and of our reputation as one of the largest full-service law firms in Japan. Our combined expertise enables us to deliver comprehensive advice on virtually all legal issues that may arise from a corporate transaction, including those related to M&A; finance; capital markets and restructuring/insolvency; and litigation/arbitration. The majority of our lawyers are bilingual and experienced in communicating, drafting and negotiating across borders and around the globe. We welcome the opportunity to work closely with clients and channel our resources towards our goal of achieving more together.

We are headquartered in Tokyo with branch offices in Osaka and Nagoya. Outside Japan, we have offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok. We also have associated firms in Hong Kong, Jakarta and Singapore.

PRACTICE AREAS
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune is among the largest and most diversified law firms in Japan offering full corporate services. Our flexible operational structure enables us to provide our corporate clients with effective and time-sensitive solutions to legal issues of any kind. We are pleased to serve Japanese companies as well as foreign companies doing business in Japan. In response to the increasingly complex and varied legal needs of our clients, we have grown significantly, augmenting both the breadth and depth of expertise of our practice.

Corporate: corporate and commercial transactions; corporate governance; shareholders’ meetings and relationships with shareholders; shareholder activism; corporate disputes; support for start-ups; and establishing a business presence in Japan.

M&A: M&A/business restructuring; joint ventures; business alliances; venture capital; private equity/funds; hostile takeovers; and cross-border M&A.

Corporate crisis management: internal investigations; third-party committee and other outside investigations; improper accounting; food/product/environmental-related accidents; breaches of anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws and regulations; white-collar crimes; leakage of personal information; leaking of commercial secrets; whistleblowing; anti-social forces; shareholder/derivative lawsuits; corporate scandal-related securities; and other civil litigation.

Capital markets

Finance and financial institutions: banking; financial regulation; derivatives; asset management and investment funds; structured finance; real estate finance; acquisition finance; project finance; asset finance; PPP/PFI/concession; insurance; fintech; and financial and securities dispute resolution.

Real estate: real estate transactions, investment, finance and dispute resolution; and REITs.

Labour and employment: disputes; unions; dealing with regulators; harassment; severance; corporate restructuring-related matters; working conditions including salary; retirement allowance and pension; employee health and safety (including mental health); executive issues (board members and auditors); non-regular employment; drafting and review of work rules and employment contracts; social insurance and labour insurance; immigration; and compliance.

Intellectual property/life sciences/TMT: IP disputes; IP licensing and transactions; patent prosecution; trademark/design prosecution; copyright and entertainment; healthcare; pharmaceuticals; and IT and telecoms law and regulation.

Competition/Antitrust: International cartels and leniency; merger control; dominance and other unilateral conduct; interplay of IP and competition law; distribution; litigation; and compliance.

Tax: tax planning and structuring; litigation and dispute resolution; and international taxation.

Energy and natural resources

Dispute resolution: resolution of disputes relating to IP, labour and employment, product liability, finance and securities, administrative, franchise, real estate, Companies Act, estates and business succession, consumer matters, insurance, IT, trade secrets, tax and pharmaceuticals; general commercial litigation; international litigation and cross-border disputes; alternative dispute resolution; litigation related to tax, competition, and energy and natural resources; civil litigation (including corporate scandal securities matters; and international arbitration.

Restructuring/insolvency and bankruptcy: creditor representations; sponsor/buyer representations; debtor representations; management representations; cross-border restructurings; financial institution insolvencies; court appointments; financial transactions; bankruptcy related litigation; and liquidations.

International trade

International practice: Asia; Australia; the US; the EU; Central and South America; Middle East; Russia; Africa; and other jurisdictions.

Number of attorneys: Approximately 540

Number of partners: 158

Number of offices: 10 (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Jakarta)

Languages: Japanese, English, Chinese (Mandarin)

 

Ayako Ikeda

Leaders in Law endorses Ayako Ikeda as our exclusively recommended Family Law expert in Japan. If you wish to get in touch with Ayako please use the contact information provided above.

Background

  • University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1982)
  • London University (LL.M., 1985)
  • with Steptoe & Johnson (1990-1992)
  • Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M., 1991)

Major Activities

  • A fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers

  • Professor at The Legal Training and Research Institute of Japan (2002-2005)
  • Deputy Secretary General of Japan Federation of Bar Associations (2006-2008)
  • Member of Information Disclosure and Personal Information Protection Review Board, Cabinet Office (2010-)
  • Member of Subcommittee for Legislation on International Jurisdiction (Regarding Personal Status Litigiation Cases and Domestic Dispute Cases), Legislative Council of the Ministry of Justice (2014-2015)
  • Vice President of Daini Tokyo Bar Association (2015-2016)
  • Executive Director of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (2015-2016)

Bar Admissions

admitted in Japan, 1984; New York, 1991
Daini Tokyo Bar Association