Professionals

Main practice areas are M&As, joint ventures, business alliances, compliance and regulations, corporate governance and corporate litigation.
Recently focused on the energy sector including the electricity, gas and heat-supply businesses, and providing legal advice for international and domestic clients on a variety of energy-related areas such as power plants (including renewable power plants under the Feed-in-Tariff system since 2012), LNG terminals, networks, and the energy wholesale and retail businesses; advises on the development of projects, acquisitions, alliances and reorganizations, the development of new businesses, compliance with the new regulations after the reform in the energy retail market and consumer protections, cooperation with governmental bodies, disputes and so on.

Recent activities

11/2022

Speaking engagement: 2022 Energy and Environmental Joint Practice Group Meeting & Client Seminar

Seminars

10/2022

International Comparative Legal Guide - Renewable Energy 2023: Japan

Articles

10/2022

Speaking engagement: Challenges & Opportunities: Latest Technologies for Hydrogen Production & Storage

Seminars

Education

2011
The University of Michigan Law School (LL.M.)
2001
The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)

Professional experience

2016 -
Regional Vice Chair, Asia Pacific of the Energy Group of Lex Mundi
2011 - 2012
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York
2008 - 2010
Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.