Representative Legal Matters
Acted for various domestic and international clients in relation to consolidating working conditions, performance management, working time management and other employment-related issues.
Acted for various domestic and international clients in relation to reduction-in-force projects, including implementing voluntary resignation programs, solicitation of resignations and relocation.
Represented various domestic and international clients in labor disputes and litigation (including ordinary court cases and before labor tribunals).
Represented and acted for various domestic and international clients in comprehensive internal investigations triggered by allegations of wrongdoing by executives and/or employees.
Acted for various domestic and international clients in relation to analysis and structuring of executive and employee retention plans, including long-term incentive plans and other compensation.
Represented various domestic and international clients in due diligence, deal structuring, document drafting, negotiation and PMI in relation to M&A transactions / reorganization projects.
- Recognised as a “Rising Star” in Labour and Employment, Legal 500 Asia Pacific, every year since 2020
- Listed in Labour and Employment Law, Best Lawyers in Japan, every year since 2021
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Law Society of England and Wales - Member
- Tokyo Bar Association - Member
- England & Wales~United Kingdom (2021)
- Japan (2012)
- Queen Mary, University of London (LLM) (2018)
- Hitotsubashi University School of Law (JD) (2011)
- Hitotsubashi University (LLB) (2009)
Co-author, "Insights on a future legal framework for the Gig Economy in Japan," NBL No. 1164, Shojihomu, February 2020
Co-author, "Executive Incentive Compensation Plans: Legal and Tax Considerations," Zeimu Koho, Chuokeizai-sha, October 2016
Co-author, "Research Report on Officer Compensation Status and Systems in Japan and Overseas," Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry research project, March 2015
Co-author, "Investment in Asia and Compliance Strategies — Three Stage Analysis," Chuokeizaisha, January 2014
Speaker, "Paradigm Shift in the Pharmaceutical Industry and HR/Employment Challenges," Sansuikai Off-site Conference, arranged by Sansuikai, July 19, 2019