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

Practice Focus

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

Other Activities

Kure Norton Co., Ltd., Statutory Auditor (2006 to 2008)
Star Hotels and Resorts Investment Corporation, Statutory Auditor (2007 to 2008)
Hibino Corporation, Director (2015 to 2022)
Saxa Holdings, Inc., Statutory Auditor (2016 to 2022)



“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))


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