In the area of Robotics/Artificial Intelligence, Shin Fukuoka mainly handles AI, Big Data and IoT. He acts as a Committee Member of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Investigative Commission on "The AI and Data Contract Guidelines Review Committee".
In the area of Corporate, he mainly handles M&A and Corporate Governance.
In the area of Restructuring/Insolvency, he has been involved in numerous restructuring and insolvency cases, especially cross-border insolvency cases, representing both debtor parties and creditor parties. Most recently, he represented Daiichi Chuo Kisen Kaisha and Japan Airlines as a legal counsel of the debtor and Elpida, Takefuji and Mt.Gox as a creditor’s counsel.

He has also contributed to many publications, including "Law and Strategy of the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence", "Artificial Intelligence: Law and Issues" and "Data Contract Law".

Recent activities


Laws and Issues in the Metaverse (1)



Laws and Issues in the Metaverse (2)



AI / Data ethics textbook



Duke University School of Law (LL.M.)
The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)

Professional experience

2021 - 2022
Member, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, “Study group on how to practice AI principles”
2020 - 2021
Member, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, “The Study Group for the Promotion of Inter-company Data Provision for AI Human Resource Development”
Member, NTT Group, “The Council of Experts on the formulation of the AI Charter”
2020 - 2021
Member, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, “AI Social Implementation Architecture Study Group and AI Social Implementation Guide Working Group”
2020 -
Secretariat, Patent Office, “Survey and research on contract guidelines (AI, etc.) by technical field to promote open innovation”
2018 -
Member, The Cabinet Office, “Committee on Human-centered AI Social Principles“
2014 -
Member, International Bar Association, Insolvency Section
2014 - 2015
Visiting Professor, Osaka University Law School
2013 -
Member, International Insolvency Institute
2013 -
Secretariat, the East Asian Association of Insolvency & Restructuring
2013 -
Board Member, Japanese Federation of Insolvency Professionals
2013 -
Vice-President, Bankruptcy Law Division, Legal Studies Department, Daini Tokyo Bar Association
2007 - 2008
Blake Dawson Waldron, Sydney
2006 - 2007
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, New York
1998 - 2001
Nakajima Transactional Law Office