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Atsutoshi regularly advises Japanese and non-Japanese clients on various general corporate matters in the areas of corporate law, contract law, labor law, property law, securities law and various types of business law, as well as to assist clients in domestic and cross border M&As. Given the unique nature of Japanese business culture and legal and contract frameworks that are distinct from western practices, Atsutoshi always clarifies what non-Japanese clients can expect and should not expect from contract negotiation, semi-contentious discussions, employment issues and/or with the handling of transactions. As such, for foreign clients, he always aims to demystify Japanese law and local market practice.


Admitted in Japan(2000)

Professional Memberships

Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association(Japan, 2000); Singapore Academy of Law(2015)


“Responding to Cross-Border Financial Services Investigations 3rd edition” (Japan Chapter) (HSF, 2015); "Guide to lending and taking security in Asia Pacific" (Japan Chapter) (HSF, 2014) (co-author)


The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1998); The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan, 1998-2000; graduate study, University College London (LL.M., 2005). Associated with Herbert Smith (currently, Herbert Smith Freehills) London, September 2005 - June 2006. Co-head of Singapore office November 2013 - current.