Waseda University, LL.B.
New York University, School of Law, LL.M.

Bar Admissions

Japan (Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association)
New York

Work Experience

Whitman Breed Abbot & Morgan LLP (Currently Winston & Strawn), New York
Komatsu, Koma & Nishikawa
Kure Norton Co., Ltd., Statutory Auditor
Star Hotels and Resorts Investment Corporation, Statutory Auditor
Hibino Corporation, Director (Present)
Saxa Holdings, Inc., Statutory Auditor (Present)

Practice Focus

Corporate Law, M&A, Joint Venture & Strategic Alliances, Intellectual Property, Employment Law, Litigation, International Business Transaction, Franchise Law, Privacy Law, Corporate Investigations

Lectures and Publications


“Litigation on Business Transaction – Insights from Court Precedents” (Dai-ichi Hoki (2018));
“International Franchising – Second Edition” (Juris Publishing (2017));
“Practice and Theory of Joint Venture Agreements” (Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs (2017));
“Precedents and Decision Framework on Termination of Long-Term Corporate Contracts” (Hanrei Times No. 1406 (January 1, 2015));
“Theory and Practice of Business Alliance Contracts” (Hanrei Times (2012));
“Choice of Legal Structure of Joint Ventures” (Hanrei Times No. 1310 (January 15, 2010));
“Latest Precedents & Practice for M&A,” (Hanrei Times (2009));
“Compass for M&A Laws and Precedents” (Seirin Shoin (2007));
“Legal Counseling on Franchising Contracts” (Seirin Shoin (2004));
“Practicing Franchising Contracts” (Shin Nihon Hoki Shuppan (2000)); and
“Practice and Issues of the Financial Products Marketing Law” (Ginko-Homu 21 No.588 (March 2001))
“Long-Term Corporate Contracts: Termination Procedures and Conflict Prevention” (Business Law Journal No. 100 (July 2016));
“Rex Holdings Damage Claim Case: Judgment of Tokyo District Court” (Hanrei Times No. 1370 (July 1, 2012));
“Disputes on System Development Transactions” (Hanrei Times No. 1335 (January 15, 2011));
“Kanebo Case on Determination of Stock Purchase Price – Precedents on Evaluation of Unlisted Stock” (Hanrei Times No. 1279 (December 1, 2008));
“Observation on the Termination Clauses Involving Transfer of Shares in the Joint Venture Agreement” (Hanrei Times No. 1274 (October 1, 2008));
“Sumitomo Trust & Banking vs. UFJ Bank – Effect of Exclusive Right for Negotiation in a Letter of Intent” (Hanrei Times No. 1259 (March 15, 2008));
“Outline and Issues of Anti-Takeover Measures in Response to a Takeover Attempt” (Hanrei Times No. 1259 (March 15, 2008));
“Director’s Duty and Conflict of Interest in Joint Venture” (Hanrei Times No. 1086 (June 1, 2002)); and
“Company’s Intervention on Defendant Director’s Side in Shareholder’s Derivative Suits” (Ginko-Homu 21 No.591 (June 2001))


Japanese and English