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Kimitoshi Yabuki
Attorney Registration 1987 (Japan), 1992 (New York, US)
Member of Tokyo Bar Association, American Bar Association, New York Bar Association
Graduate of the University of Tokyo (Bachelor of Law), Legal Training Institute, Columbia Law School (LL.M.)
Nagashima & Ohno (1987-1996)
Covington & Burling (Washington DC and Brussels 1991-1993)
Yabuki Law Offices (1996-)
Chairman of International Relations Committee of JFBA (2012-)
Director of the Office of International Affairs of JFBA (2003-2005 )
Secretary General of Japan Competition Law Forum (2005-)
Chairperson of Asia Competition Association (2015-)
Member of Economic Law Academy, Civil Procedure Law Academy, Labor Law Academy and Religious Law Academy
Lecturer of Antitrust Law at Graduate School of Law, the University of Tokyo (2006-)
・  Professor of Antitrust Law, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy of the Hitotsubashi University
Member of the Board of Eisai, Co. Ltd. (2008-2012)
Member of the Audit & Supervisory Board of Ricoh Company, Ltd. (2013-2017)
Member of Board of Sumitomo Life Insurance Company (2015-)
Member of the Board (Audit and Supervisory Committee Member) of SCSK Corporation (2017-)
Area of Practice : Antitrust Law, Corporate Law, Litigation, International Trade Law, Copyright Law, IT Law, Labor Law, Religious Law

Kimitoshi Yabuki 〜 Who's Who Legal


Kanako Takagi
Attorney Registration 2001
Member of Tokyo Bar Association
Graduate of the University of Chuo (Bachelor of Law), Legal Training Institute, Hitotsubashi University, Graduate School of International
Corporate Strategy (Master of Law)

・ Yabuki Law Offices (2001- )
Area of Practice : Antitrust Law, Corporate Law, Litigation
 
Kazunari Hamada
Attorney Registration 2001
Member of Tokyo Bar Association
Graduate of Keio University (Bachelor of Law), Legal Training Institute, Duke University School of Law (LL.M.)

Yanagida & Partners (former Yanagida & Nomura, 2001-2012 )
Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (2003-2005)
Kelvin Chia Partnership, Singapore (2009-2010)
Yabuki Law Offices (2012- )
Part-time Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Keio University (2016- )

Area of Practice: Antitrust Law, Corporate Law, International Trade Law, Labor Law, Litigation/Dispute Resolution

 
Ikumi Sato
Attorney Registration 1990 (Japan), 1995(New York, US)
Member of Daini Tokyo Bar Association, Graduate of the University of Chuo (Bachelor of Law), Legal Training Institute, New York University Law School (M.C.J), School of Law Waseda University (M.A. in Law)

Miki & Yoshida (merged to Squire Sanders 1995-2005)
Japan Fair Trade Commission (as hearing officer, 2006-2010)
Squire Sanders (2011-2013.2)
Yabuki Law Offices (2013.3-)

Area of Practice: Antitrust Law, Intellectual Property Laws, Information Technology Law, Corporate Law

 
Tetsuhiko Yagi
Attorney Registration 2006
Member of Tokyo Bar Association
Graduate of Keio University (Bachelor of Law), Legal Training Institute

Yabuki Law Offices (2006- )
Member of Special Committee on Civil Litigation Problems, Tokyo Bar Association (2010- )
Member of Office of International Affairs, Japan Federation of Bar Associations (2012-2013)
Officer of Office of International Affairs, Japan Federation of Bar Associations (2013- )
Attester of Final Consent for Bone-marrow Transplantation (2013- )

Area of Practice : Competition Law, Cross-border Transaction, Employment, Corporate Law, Litigation, Inheritance Law, etc.

Publication
・"Practice of Counsels at Civil Litigation <2>", 2011. Co-author: Seirin Shoin
・"Flow & Check Guide to Legal Compliance for Corporations", 2016. Co-author: Shinnippon-Hoki Publishing

 
Tomohiko Kimura
Attorney Registration 2002
Member of Daini Tokyo Bar Association, Graduate of Kyoto University (Bachelor of Law), Legal Training Institute, Cornel School of Law (LL.M)

Japan Air Lines Co., Ltd. (1992-1993)
Kyowa Sogo Law Offices (2002-2007, 2013-2014)
Linklaters LLP (Brussels 2007-2009)
Japan Fair Trade Commission (2009-2013)
Yabuki Law Offices (2015.1-)

Area of Practice: Antitrust Law, Intellectual Property Laws, International Trade Law, Corporate Law

 
Kyoko Nishide
Attorney Registration 2007
Member of Tokyo Bar Association
Graduate of Keio University (Bachelor of Law, Master of Law), Legal Training Institute

・ Yabuki Law Offices (2007- )
 


Associates

Yuki Nakamura
Attorney Registration 2009
Member of Tokyo Bar Association, New York Bar Association
Graduate of the Hitotsubashi University (Bachelor of Law), Hitotsubashi University Law School (J.D.), Legal Training Institute
Northwestern University School of Law (LL.M.)

・ Yabuki Law Offices (2010- )
・ Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, San Francisco (2014-2015)
・ Registered as Foreign Lawyer at Singapore International Commercial Court(2017-)
・ List of support agencies for business innovation certified by Japanese small and medium enterprise agency
・ Delegate of Hitotsubashi University Alumni Association (Josuikai)

Author
・ “Flow & Check Legal Compliance Issues for Corporations” (published by Shinnippon-Hoki Publishing co., ltd., 2016)
・ “Criminal Antitrust And Competition Law Update” (chapter on the Japan section, published by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, 2015)

Speaker
・ “Best Practices in Dawn Raid by Competition Agency” (Presentation at International Corporate Counsels Association, 2016)






Hiiro Hosokawa
Attorney Registration 2015
Member of Tokyo Bar Association
Graduate of the University of Tokyo (Bachelor of Law), the University of Tokyo Law School (J.D.), Legal Training Institute

・ Yabuki Law Offices (2015- )
 


OF COUNSEL

Yoshiro Kusano
Attorney Registration 2012
Member of Tokyo Bar Association
Graduate of Kyushu University (Bachelor of Law)
Judge (1971-2006)
Professor of Gakushuin University

Yabuki Law Offices (2012.6-)
Member of the board of Tama Home Co., Ltd.
(Outside Director)

Area of Practice : Civil Procedure LAW, Negotiation Techniques, Settlement Techniques, Indonesian Law

 


ACCOUNTANT

Tetsuya Azuma
Azuma Public Accountant Office: 3rd Floor, Akasaka Hokuryo Building, 16-9, Akasaka 2-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052

Public Accountant

Graduate of Keio University (Bachelor of Commerce), Public Accountant Certificate of Examination 2 (1984) and Examination 3 (1998),
・Showa Audit Corporation (1984-1989),
・Azuma Public Accountant Office (1989- )




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