University of Tokyo, LL.B.
KU Leuven, LL.M.(European Law, cum laude)

Bar Admissions

Japan (Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association)

Work Experience

Keiwa Sogo Law Offices
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP (Washington)

Practice Focus

Antitrust/Competition Law, EU-Related Matters, Financial Regulation, Financial Transactions, M&A, Distribution and License Agreements, Commercial and Corporate Law, Litigation and Arbitration

Activities Bar Association and Others

Independent Director, Omni-Plus System Limited (Singapore)
Committee on Foreign Lawyers and International Legal Practice, Japan Federation of Bar Associations
International Affairs Committee, Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association (Chair, 2021-2024)
Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Japan (Director, 2022-)
Japan Competition Law Forum
European Union Studies Association – Japan


‘Agency and Distributorship’ in Doing Business in Japan (Lexis Nexis);
‘Legal Challenges in Acquisition of Luxury Brands – Kao’s Acquisition of Oribe Hair Care’ (M&A Information Square, February 2018);
‘Acquisition of Soracom by KDDI and Its Impact on the Antimonopoly Act’ (M&A Information Square, September 2017);
‘NIDEC’s Corporate Strategy and Utilization of M&As’ (M&A Information Square, May 2017);
‘Global Corporate Acquisitions by Takeda Pharmaceutical’ (M&A Information Square, March 2017);
‘Record-Breaking Tax Penalty on Apple – What is the Logic behind EU’s Decision’ (WEDGE Infinity, September 2016);
‘Insider Trading Regulation and the “Pre-Knowledge Contract”/“Pre-Knowledge Scheme” Exemptions (Supplement)’ (Integrex Hot Press, March 2016);
‘Class Actions against VW Filed across the U.S. –Reading the Complaint of the First Case’ (WEDGE Infinity, October 2015);
‘Insider Trading Regulation and the “Pre-Knowledge Contract”/“Pre-Knowledge Scheme” Exemptions’ (Integrex Hot Press, August 2015);
‘Offshore Fund (Corporate Type) – Burden at Its Establishment; Comparative Review of Schemes Other Than Corporate Type Advisable’ (Fund Information, July 2009) (co-authored);
‘Commodity Investment Advisory Business –Permission Required, Difference in the Code of Conduct and Its Exemptions’ (Fund Information, March
2009) (co-authored);
‘Short Selling Regulation – The Two Restrictions Becoming a Global Trend after the Financial Crisis’ (Fund Information, October 2008) (co-authored); and
‘Creation of the Market for Professional Investors – Relaxation of the Disclosure Regulation for Specified Investors’ (Fund Information, June 2008) (co-authored)


Japanese and English