Professionals

Keita has experience of working in the Financial Services Agency of the Government of Japan as a government official who has been in charge of the revisions of Japan’s Corporate Governance Code and Japan’s Stewardship Code. Furthermore, he has gained practical experience in Fidelity International, which is one of the largest global asset management companies, through engaging with investee companies, in proxy voting, and sustainable investing in the Investment Management Department.

He applies this experience to provide legal services on various corporate matters, including corporate governance, sustainability-related matters, M&A transactions, and relationships with shareholders. He provides tailored advice on the matters by properly considering the interests of multi-stakeholders based on his extensive knowledge and experience in the field. For example, he advised Tokyu Fudosan Holdings Corporation on the sale of Tokyu Hands Inc. to Cainz Corporation in 2021.

He has also authored numerous books and articles, and he has been a regular speaker at lectures and seminars on practical legal issues.

Recent activities

12/2022

Japanese Government’s Human Rights Due Diligence Guidelines (1) - Background and Overview of the Guidelines

Newsletter

11/2022

Article: Outline of Japan’s Guidelines on Respecting Human Rights in Responsible Supply Chains and Points to Consider in the Establishment of a Human Rights Policy

Articles

10/2022

Article: Points to Consider in Corporate Disclosure Practices in Consideration of Corporate Disclosure Working Group Reports

Articles

Education

2019
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LL.M.)
2009
The University of Tokyo, School of Law (J.D., cum laude)

Professional experience

2022 -
Member of Working Group on ISO/TC309, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japanese Industrial Standards Committee
2019 - 2020
Investment Management Department, Fidelity International Limited, Tokyo (specializing in engagement, proxy voting and sustainable investing)
2016 - 2018
Corporate Accounting and Disclosure Division, Planning and Coordination Bureau, Financial Services Agency (specializing in Japan's Corporate Governance Code and Japan's Stewardship Code)