Mr Rikisuke Yamanaka > Ushijima & Partners > Tokyo, Japan > Lawyer Profile

Ushijima & Partners
TOKYO 100-6114

Work Department

Litigation/Arbitration; M&A; Labor / Employment; General Corporate; Asia Practices; International Transactions; Compliance; System Development; Government Contracts; Startup Business Support; Crisis Management/Handling of Misdoings




Admitted in Japan (1999); Ushijima & Partners (1999-); Partner, Ushijima & Partners (2007-); Statutory Auditor, RESTIR Holdings Inc. (2007 – 2013)


Japanese, English


Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association (1999)


Keio University (LL.B., 1997); The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (1999); University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business (M.B.A., 2006)

Lawyer Rankings

Japan > Dispute resolution: Independent local firms

The dispute resolution practice group at Ushijima & Partners is jointly led by Shin Ushijima and Osamu Inoue, the latter of whom is recommended for his experience in real estate and construction disputes. The team is also able to assist clients in securities litigation, international arbitrations, derivative suits, disputes surrounding software development, and hostile takeover cases. Hiroshi Watanabe regularly handles corporate control cases, while Rikisuke Yamanaka is proficient in labour disputes and cross-border transactions. Alongside disputes in system and software development, Hiroyasu Kageshima is experienced in copyright law and privacy matters.

Japan > Corporate and M&A: Independent local firms

Ushijima & Partners‘ corporate and M&A practice is particularly strong in defending against hostile takeovers, with this being name partner and co-head Shin Ushijima‘s area of expertise. Hiroshi Watanabe, who also leads the team, is experienced in litigation linked to M&A transactions. Other key contacts within the practice include Osamu Inoue, whose work includes advising international clients on acquisitions of Japanese companies; Rikisuke Yamanaka, who handles cross-border transactions; and Takashi Osawa.

Japan > Labour and employment: Independent local firms

Ushijima & Partners‘ practitioners are well placed to deal with the full range of labour and employment matters, including employment litigation, negotiations and investigations. Leading the group is Rikisuke Yamanaka, who ‘is very professional and has a lot of experience’ and handles an array of labour law issues. The team often works with international clients, and is praised for being ‘very responsive, sensitive to and familiar with global business needs and norms’ as well as ‘helpful in explaining unique aspects of Japanese law and culture to global management’.