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Explanation of Global Standards and Laws and Regulations of Sending Countries for the Smooth Recruitment of Migrant Workers

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Explanation of Global Standards and Laws and Regulations of Sending Countries for the Smooth Recruitment of Migrant Workers

Hikaru Oguchi, Yusuke Yukawa,Masataka Sato, Noriaki Machida, Kazuhide Ohya,  Vu Le Bang(Vietnamese lawyer), Michelle Marie F. Villarica (Filipino lawyer), Nguyen Thi My An (Vietnamese lawyer), Pham Tran Duc Ain (Vietnamese lawyer), Erika Tanaka, Yuki Tashiro, Satoshi Tojo, Made Grazia Valyana Ustriyana (Indonesian lawyer) and Lu Yuan (Chinese lawyer) authored, “Explanation of Global Standards and Laws and Regulations of Sending Countries for the Smooth Recruitment of Migrant Workers,” published by Gyosei Corporation.

In preparing this book, Goro Yoshihara (N&A legal department), Rina Awano (N&A legal department), Akiho Ueda (Bayfront Law LLC, Singapore), Minami Okumura (N&A Singapore office), Azusa Hirokawa (N&A legal department), and Nguyen Thi Thanh Nhan (N&A Hanoi office) participated as members.


小口 光

Hikaru took the initiative in launching the firm’s ASEAN practice in 2010, and since she has supported various Japanese and international companies' new entry, expansion of their business, strategic investment, group restructuring, risk management, disputes, as well as exit deals. With her deep understanding of the nature of issues, as well as the business background and cultural and political context in each country, she is known for providing practical advice by working closely with the clients' business team in each jurisdiction. As a key member of our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, she has played a key role in many of our diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, particularly over the past few years. Our firm was named the winner of the region’s Law Firm: Diversity & Inclusion Category at FT Innovative Lawyers Awards Asia-Pacific 2021 and winner of Outstanding Firm for D&I (Regional) at Chambers D&I Awards Asia-Pacific 2020.

湯川 雄介

With a strong background in commercial transactions and corporate governance and compliance, Yusuke focuses on business and human rights, advising companies on various related issues, including the formulation of human rights norms, human rights due diligence, stakeholder engagement, the formulation of human rights clauses in contracts, compliance with modern slavery laws, and consulting on transactions with countries with human rights issues. He is a core member of the Business and Human Rights Projects Team of the Committee on International Human Rights within the Japan Federation of Bar Associations and spreads awareness of the field through lectures at universities and law schools, and by contributing to various publications and seminars. He currently serves as the representative of the firm’s Yangon office providing wide-ranging legal advice to international investors and companies investing and doing business in Myanmar. In addition, Yusuke is involved in a broad range of lawmaking activities in Myanmar to bring their laws into alignment with international standards and norms, and was the first foreign member of the Myanmar Association of Insolvency Practitioners.

佐藤 正孝

Masataka Sato has extensive experience with a broad range of cross-border M&A transactions in the ASEAN region, including investments in and acquisitions of listed companies, self-owned or family-owned companies and start-up companies, the formation of joint venture businesses, as well as real estate development projects (including REIT). He also provides advice and solutions in relation to corporate governance, labor, and regulatory compliance matters at the PMI stage.

町田 憲昭

Noriaki’s practice covers various M&A transactions, cross border deals, and day-to-day commercial businesses, with a focus on Indonesia and other South East Asia countries-related matters. He has working experience in Indonesia approximately 7 years. As a leading partner of our Indonesia practice, Noriaki provides a tailored legal services in a timely and flexible manner.

大矢 和秀

Kazuhide Ohya (Author)

  • Partner
  • Tokyo Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh City

Stationed in Singapore in 2010 and in Vietnam since 2013, and supported foreign investors in their investments and business development in South East Asia. Provided legal advice on various projects including the following: • M&A deals • infrastructure development projects including smart city, road, and railway • natural resources and energy projects including renewable energy projects • real-estate development projects including residential housing, commercial/logistics, offices, hospitality properties, complex buildings Kazuhide has also advised foreign invested companies in South East Asia in various areas, such as labor, trade, information security, digital regulations, crisis management, and compliance.


Vu Le Bang (Author)

  • Partner
  • Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh City

Mr. Bang is a partner of our firm, with more than 15 years of experience as a lawyer. He joined the Ho Chi Minh City Office in 2010, as the first Vietnamese lawyer in the Ho Chi Minh City Office, and gained experience in a variety of diverse cases, including huge, complex projects. Mr. Bang specializes in inbound investments, corporate & commercial matters, M&A, banking, real estate property & construction, and labour. He also has significant experience in providing advice regarding unfair competition, securities, capital market transactions, project financing transactions, infrastructure projects, and energy projects. Before joining the firm, Mr. Bang gained professional experience in both a law firm and working with multinational corporations. He has been a regular contributor to a number of law-related magazines, and has actively participated in the legal training of law students, having been a law lecturer in Vietnam since 2009. Mr. Bang is a 2001 graduate of Hanoi University of Law (LL.B.), and received an LL.M. from the Transnational Law & Business University in Seoul, Korea in 2006. He is a member of the Ho Chi Minh Bar and the Vietnam Bar Federation, and is fluent in both English and Vietnamese.