Mr Shin Ushijima > Ushijima & Partners > Tokyo, Japan > Lawyer Profile

Ushijima & Partners
TOKYO 100-6114

Work Department

General Corporate; Corporate Governance; Compliance; M&A; Hostile Takeover; Business Succession; Litigation Arbitration; Crisis Management / Handling of Misdoings; System Development; Information Management / Cyber Security; Personal Information / Utilization of Personal Data; Intellectual Property; Internet / Media; Entertainmental Law; Government Contracts; Asia Practices; Labor/Employment; Tax; Real Estate; Environmental Law; Financial Regulations; Finance/Securitization; Restructuring/Insolvency; Insurance; Antitrust; Startup Business Support




Public Prosecutor, Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office (1977); Public Prosecutor, Hiroshima District Public Prosecutors Office (1978); Admitted in Japan (1979); Anderson, Mori & Rabinowitz (1979-1985); Established Ushijima & Associates (1985)

  • Director of Hokuetsu Kishu Paper Co., LTD. (June 2015 through June 2017)
  • Director of Nippon Life Insurance Company (July 2007-)
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Committee of Nippon Life Insurance Company (January 2007 through July 2012)
  • Statutory Auditor of Shochiku Co., Ltd. (May 2011 through May 2019)
  • Member of the Compliance Committee of Shochiku Co., Ltd. (May 2004 through December 2009)
  • Statutory Auditor of Asahi Kogyosha Co, Ltd. (June 2003-)
  • Director of ASATSU-DK INC. (March 2014 through March 2015)
  • Director of Avex Group Holdings Inc. (September 2004 through June 2010)
  • Member of the Compliance Committee of Avex Group Holdings Inc. (June 2007 through June 2010)
  • Member of the Advisory Committee of Hokuetsu Kishu Paper Co., Ltd. (June 2007 through June 2012)
  • Supervisory Committee Member of UFJ Banking Limited (October 2004 through December 2005)
  • Chairman of the Management Supervisory Committee of ShinGinko Tokyo, Limited (June 2008 through June 2011)
  • Member of the Supervision and Compliance Committee of Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. (August 2006 through July 2010)
  • Statutory Auditor of the Ladies Professional Golfers’ Association of Japan (JLPGA)
  • Statutory Auditor of the Association for Real Estate Securitization
  • Mediator in Tomonoura UNESCO World Heritage Candidate Site dispute, appointed by the Hiroshima Prefectural Governor (February 2010 through February 2012


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Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association (1979); Chairman of Foreign Lawyers Committee of Japan Federation of Bar Associations (June 2005 through May 2011); Representative Director/President of Japan Corporate Governance Network; Special Adviser to The Value Creation Forum for The 21st Century; Arbitrator, the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA); Member, Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA); Member, Japanese American Society for Legal Studies; OB Former Member, Legal Consulting Association (Houritsu-Sodan-sho) in the University of Tokyo


The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1975)

Lawyer Rankings

Japan > Dispute resolution: Independent local firms

(Leading individuals: Bengoshi)

Shin UshijimaUshijima & Partners

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.