Lawyers

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Koji Tanami

Admitted to bar: 2010, Japan (Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association; Japan Federation of Bar Associations)

Languages

Japanese and English

Practices Areas

International Business Policy, Government Relationship

Education/Professional Experience

1964 University of Tokyo Faculty of Law (LL.B.)
1964 Minister’s Secretariat, Management and Co-ordination Division of the Ministry of Finance Japan
1994 Director-General of the Financial Bureau of the Ministry of Finance Japan
1996 Chief Cabinet Councillor for Internal Affairs
1998 Administrative Vice Minister of the Ministry of Finance Japan
1999 Special Advisor to the Minister of Finance
2001 Deputy Governor and Management Director of Japan Bank for International Cooperation
2008 Governor of Japan Bank for International Cooperation
2010 Of-Counsel, Hashidate Law Office
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Takashi Kumazawa

Admitted to bar: 2016, Japan (Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association; Japan Federation of Bar Associations)

Education/Professional Experience

1970 Faculty of Law, Nihon University (LL.B.)
1973 Appointed Public Prosecutor
1995 Deputy Director, Criminal Affairs Department, Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office
1996 Director, Criminal Affairs Department, Nagoya District Public Prosecutors Office
1999 Director, Public Safety Division, Tokyo High Public Prosecutors Office
2001 Chief Prosecutor, Miyazaki District Public Prosecutors Office; Manager of the Miyazaki Branch, Fukuoka High Public Prosecutors Office
2002 Public Prosecutor, Supreme Public Prosecutors Office
2003 Chief Prosecutor, Nagano District Public Prosecutors Office
2004 Chief Prosecutor, Saitama District Public Prosecutors Office
2006 Appointed Notary Public (Shinbashi Office)
2016 Of-Counsel, Hashidate Law Office

Partner


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Kenji Hashidate

Education/Professional Experience

1971 Waseda University (B.A., Political Science and Economics)
(1970 passed bar examination during senior year of university)
1973 Legal Training and Research Institute
1973 Admitted to the Japanese Bar
1973 Registered with the Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association
1973 University of Washington Law School (LL.M., June. 1975. Specialized in areas of international commercial trade law such as contract, company, anti-monopoly, administrative, and tax law.)
1975~1976 Columbia Law School (Visiting Scholar at Ph.D. course)
(Specialized in banking and security law under Professor Cary, former chairman for the US Securities and Exchange Commission.)
1976 Sullivan & Cromwell, Wall Street, New York
(Areas of practice: international security transactions, banking transactions, and anti-monopoly law from the side of investment banks.)
1976~1977 Debevoise Plimptom Lyons & Gates, Park Avenue, New York
(Areas of practice: international trade, insurance, M&A, and capital markets, especially from the side of institutional investors.)
1977 Kelly Drye & Warren, Park Avenue, New York
(Areas of practice: international banking and leasing. )
1977~1978 Coward Chance, London
(Areas of practice: syndicate loans, euro bond issues, and international trade.)
1980 Established Hashidate Law Office
1985 Hashidate Law Office moved to the Imperial Hotel Tower
2003 Executive Vice President, the Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association.
2004 Acting Chairperson, International Exchange Committee, the Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association
2004 Chairperson, Law School Committee, the Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association
2004 Member, Law School Center, Japan Federation for Bar Association
2004 Member, International Exchange Committee, Japan Federation of Bar Associations
2006 Standing Director, Japan Federation of Bar Associations
2006 Expert Member, Council for University Chartering and School Judicial Persons, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Inquiry Committee, Special Committee on Law Schools, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
2008 Chairperson, Executive Committee, the Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association

Publications

・ Financing Corporations with Convertible Debentures in the U.S.A and Japan (English, Kinokuniya, 1976) ;
・ Regulation of Foreign Banking in the United States, (Toyo Keizai Inc. , 1978);
・ Legal Aspects of International Loan Transactions (Article, Financial Law Journal, 1983) ;
・ International Financial Transactions Practice-System of Mortgage Law; Fourth Volume (Co-author, Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs Inc. 1985);
・ Structure of International Lease Transactions – Lecture on The Laws Controlling Lease Transactions; Last Volume (Article, English, Co-author, Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs Inc. 1986);
・ International Financial Transaction in Practice ; A New Edition (Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs Inc. 1987);
・ Guarantee of an “effective civil trial”- proposal for introducing U.S. discovery (Liberty and Justice, Vol.52, 2001) ;
・ A Full Japanese Translation of U.S. Bar Examination Workbook - California Bar Examination and Multistate Bar Examination (Dai-Ichi Hoki Co., Ltd. 2005);
・Transfer Pricing & Tax Avoidance: First edition 2014” (Thomson Reuters UK Limited., September 2014) (co-author)
・The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review: Second Edition (Law Business Research Ltd., November 2014) (co-author)
・The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review: Third Edition (Law Business Research Ltd., September 2015) (co-author)
・Tax Litigation: Second Edition (Thomson Reuters UK Limited., May 2016) (co-author)
・The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review: Fourth Edition (Law Business Research Ltd., September 2016) (co-author)
・Transfer Pricing & Tax Avoidance: Second edition 2017” (Thomson Reuters UK Limited., May 2017) (co-author)
・The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review: Fifth Edition (Law Business Research Ltd., November 2017) (co-author)
・Tax litigation in Japan: overview (Practical Law, April 2018) (co-author)
・The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review: Sixth Edition (Law Business Research Ltd., September 2018) (co-author)

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Kouhei Yabuta

Admitted to bar: 1991, Japan (Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association; Japan Federation of Bar Associations)

Languages

Japanese and English

Practices Areas

Finance, Corporate Law, Intellectual Property Rights, Securities Regulation, Labor Law

Representative Cases

・Representing banks and leasing firms in various loan and asset financing arrangements.
・Advising on reorganization of several corporate groups.
・Cross-border investments in assets and corporate shares.
・Representing foreign companies in labor disputes.
・Representing shareholders in derivate actions.

Education/Professional Experience

1984 Faculty of Law, Chuo University (LL.B.)
1991 Hashidate Law Office
1996 Ashurst Morris Crisp, London
1997 Partner, Hashidate law Office
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Takahiro Mikami

Admitted to bar: 2004, Japan (Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association; Japan Federation of Bar Associations)

Languages

Japanese and English

Practices Areas

Commercial Law, Litigation, International Litigation, International Arbitration

Representative Cases

・Representing a prominent Japanese food company in a significant number of litigation cases taking place in China.
・Representing a trading company in a cross boarder transaction involving the Japanese government.
・Advising a construction company and a medical institution on their attempts to enter the Vietnamese market.
・Joint venture establishment in China.

Education/Professional Experience

2000 Faculty of Law, Chuo University (LL.B.)
2004 Hashidate Law Office
2010 Partner, Hashidate Law Office

Publications

・The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review: Second Edition (Law Business Research Ltd., November 2014) (co-author)
・The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review: Third Edition (Law Business Research Ltd., September 2015) (co-author)
・Tax Litigation: Second Edition (Thomson Reuters UK Limited., May 2016) (co-author)
・The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review: Fourth Edition (Law Business Research Ltd., September 2016) (co-author)
・The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review: Fifth Edition (Law Business Research Ltd., November 2017) (co-author)
・Tax litigation in Japan: overview (Practical Law, April 2018) (co-author)
・The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review: Sixth Edition (Law Business Research Ltd., September 2018) (co-author)

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Michihiro Matsumoto

Admitted to bar: 2007, Japan (Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association; Japan Federation of Bar Associations)

Languages

Japanese and English

Practices Areas

Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Intellectual Property

Education/Professional Experience

2003 School of Law, Osaka University (LL.B.)
2006 Ritsumeikan University School of Law (LL.M.)
2008 Hashidate Law Office

Publications

・Transfer Pricing & Tax Avoidance: First edition 2014” (Thomson Reuters UK Limited., September 2014) (co-author)
・The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review: Second Edition (Law Business Research Ltd., November 2014) (co-author)
・The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review: Third Edition (Law Business Research Ltd., September 2015) (co-author)
・The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review: Fourth Edition (Law Business Research Ltd., September 2016) (co-author)
・Transfer Pricing & Tax Avoidance: Second edition 2017” (Thomson Reuters UK Limited., May 2017) (co-author)
・The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review: Fifth Edition (Law Business Research Ltd., November 2017) (co-author)

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Baku Oota

Admitted to bar: 2009, Japan (Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association; Japan Federation of Bar Associations)

Languages

Japanese and English

Practices Areas

Civil Law, Company Law, Criminal Law

Education/Professional Experience

2001 School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University (LL.B.)
2009 Hashidate Law Office

Associate


Shinichi Takahara

Admitted to bar: 2001, Japan (Tokyo Bar Association; Japan Federation of Bar Associations)

Languages

Japanese and English

Practices Areas

Competition Law, , Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations, General Corporate, Litigation/Dispute Resolution, Bankruptcy

Education/Professional Experience

1997 Faculty of Law, Aoyama Gakuin University (LL.B.)
2001 Kayaba Kenichiro Horitsu Jimusho
2007 Japan Fair Trade Commission
2014 Hashidate Law Office

Publications

・Commentary on the guidelines concerning the “Act Concerning Special Measures for Pass-on of Consumption Tax”
(NBL NO.1011, October 2013)

Michiko Hashidate

Admitted to bar: 2011, Japan (Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association; Japan Federation of Bar Associations)

Languages

Japanese and English

Practices Areas

Civil Law, Company Law

Education/Professional Experience

2000 Undergraduate Program, Faculty of Liberal Arts, University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo (LL.B.)
2007 Nihon University Law School (LL.M.)
2012 Hashidate Law Office

Publications

・Transfer Pricing & Tax Avoidance: First edition 2014” (Thomson Reuters UK Limited., September 2014) (co-author)

Makoto Sato

Admitted to bar: 2012, Japan (Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association; Japan Federation of Bar Associations)

Languages

Japanese and English

Practices Areas

M&A, International Trade, Finance, General Corporate, Litigation/Dispute Resolution,

Education/Professional Experience

2008 School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University (LL.B.)
2011 Waseda Law School (LL.M.)
2013 Hashidate Law Office

Publications

・Transfer Pricing & Tax Avoidance: First edition 2014” (Thomson Reuters UK Limited., September 2014) (co-author)
・The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review: Second Edition (Law Business Research Ltd., November 2014) (co-author)
・The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review: Third Edition (Law Business Research Ltd., September 2015) (co-author)
・Tax Litigation: Second Edition (Thomson Reuters UK Limited., May 2016) (co-author)
・The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review: Fourth Edition (Law Business Research Ltd., September 2016) (co-author)
・Transfer Pricing & Tax Avoidance: Second edition 2017” (Thomson Reuters UK Limited., May 2017) (co-author)
・The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review: Fifth Edition (Law Business Research Ltd., November 2017) (co-author)
・Tax litigation in Japan: overview (Practical Law, April 2018) (co-author)
・The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review: Sixth Edition (Law Business Research Ltd., September 2018) (co-author)

Kaoru Akeda

Admitted to bar: 2013, Japan (Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association; Japan Federation of Bar Associations)

Languages

Japanese and English

Practices Areas

Litigation/Dispute Resolution, General Corporate, M&A, International Trade, Intellectual Property

Education/Professional Experience

2009 Faculty of Law, Keio University (LL.B.)
2011 Keio University Law School (LL.M.)
2014 Hashidate Law Office

Publications

・The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review: Second Edition (Law Business Research Ltd., November 2014) (co-author)
・The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review: Third Edition (Law Business Research Ltd., September 2015) (co-author)
・Tax Litigation: Second Edition (Thomson Reuters UK Limited., May 2016) (co-author)
・The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review: Fourth Edition (Law Business Research Ltd., September 2016) (co-author)
・The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review: Fifth Edition (Law Business Research Ltd., November 2017) (co-author)
・Tax litigation in Japan: overview (Practical Law, April 2018) (co-author)
・The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review: Sixth Edition (Law Business Research Ltd., September 2018) (co-author)

Tadashi Tahara

Admitted to bar: 2014, Japan (Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association; Japan Federation of Bar Associations)

Languages

Japanese and English

Practices Areas

International Trade, General Corporate, M&A, Finance, International Human Rights Law

Education/Professional Experience

2010 College of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo (B.A.)
2013 University of Tokyo School of Law (J.D.)
2015 Hashidate Law Office

Publications

・Transfer Pricing & Tax Avoidance: Second edition 2017” (Thomson Reuters UK Limited., May 2017) (co-author)

Yoshinari Hashidate

Admitted to bar: 2016, Japan (Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association; Japan Federation of Bar Associations)

Languages

Japanese and English

Practices Areas

M&A/Inheritance

Education/Professional Experience

2003 Faculty of Education, Tokyo Gakugei University
2008 Kyoto University Law School (J.D.)
2014 Tohoku University Law School (J.D.)
2017 Hashidate Law Office

Yasuyuki Miyai

Association; Japan Federation of Bar Associations)

Languages

Japanese and English

Practices Areas

General Corporate、M&A、Litigation/Dispute Resolution

Education/Professional Experience

2001 Faculty of Economics, Chuo University
2005 Ernst&Young Shinnihon LLC
2014 Chuo University Law School
2017 Hashidate Law Office

Daiki Imaizumi

Admitted to bar: 2017, Japan (Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association; Japan Federation of Bar Associations)

Languages

Japanese and English

Practices Areas

General Corporate, M&A, International Trade

Education/Professional Experience

2012 Faculty of Law, The University of Kitakyushu
2015 Keio University Law School(J.D.)
2017 Hashidate Law Office

Publications

・The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review: Sixth Edition (Law Business Research Ltd., September 2018) (co-author)

Shota Togashi

Admitted to bar: 2018, Japan (Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association; Japan Federation of Bar Associations)

Languages

Japanese and English

Practices Areas

General Corporate, Litigation/Dispute Resolution, M&A

Education/Professional Experience

2015 Faculty of Law, Niigata University
2017 Waseda University Law School
2018 Hashidate Law Office

Keiko Fuse

Admitted to bar: 2018, Japan (Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association; Japan Federation of Bar Associations)

Languages

Japanese and English

Practices Areas

General Corporate, Litigation/Dispute Resolution, M&A

Education/Professional Experience

2008 School of Law, Waseda University (LL.B.)
2009 East Japan Railway Company
2017 Hitotsubashi University Law School (J.D.)
2018 Hashidate Law Office

Michael P. Sabala

Admitted to bar: 2004 California

Languages

English and Spanish, Japanese

Practices Areas

Contracts, International Law, Litigation, Corporate Governance, Legislation

Education/Professional Experience

1999 University of California, LosAngeles(UCLA), LosAngeles, CA, Bachelor of Arts.
2004 University of Michigan Law school, Ann Arbor, MI Juris Doctor.
2005 United States Air Force(Active Duty Attorney)
2014 Torrance Unified School District
2014 United States Air Force(Reserve Attorney)
2018 Hashidate Law Office
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