Representative Legal Matters
Led internal investigation in Japanese automotive parts supplier in relation to use and submission of fabricated test data.
Advised Japanese OEM in relation to issues arising out of exporting parts using FTA with incorrect certificate of origins, represented the client in negotiation with the relevant authorities in importing countries.
Advised Japanese OEM with regard to issues relating to data privacy laws in jurisdictions where test driving is conducted for autonomous driving vehicles, represented the client in negotiation with the relevant authorities.
Advised US auto suppliers in relation to regulations applicable to test driving of autonomous vehicles in Japan.
Advised European OEM on regulations applicable to sale, driving and testing of autonomous vehicles in Japan.
Advised Japanese automotive parts suppliers with regard to setting up regional headquarters, amending supply chains and internal reorganization in ASEAN countries.
Advised Japanese auto makers, trading companies, non-life insurance companies and IT companies with regard to regulations on rideshares in Japan and ASEAN countries.
- Advised Japanese automotive parts suppliers with regard to JV contract negotiation in China, employment issues, cybersecurity issues and insolvency issues.
Represented Japanese auto suppliers with various commercial litigations and labour related litigations in Japanese courts.
Advised Japanese automotive parts suppliers on Section 301 Duty Mitigation Strategies in connection with trade between China and US.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Daini Tokyo Bar Association - Member
- Japan (1992)
- Keio University (LL.B.)
- International University of Geneva (M.B.A.)
- New York University School of Law (LL.M.)
Co-author, “Basic understanding of leading cases in Corporate Law and FIEL”, Business Homu, monthly series from October 2010.
Author, “Duties and Liabilities expected for directors when conducting valuation of stock price”, Business Homu, April 2010.
Author, “Petition for disclosure of shareholders list”, Nikkei Business, 25 May 2009.
Author, “Insider Rules”, CIAJ Journal, November 2007.
Author, “Current situation and issues of triangle merger”, Nikkan Kogyo Paper, June and July 2007.