Career

  • 2006
    Graduated from Keio University, Faculty of Law
  • 2008
    Graduated from Keio University, School of Law
  • 2011-2014
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (Economic Affairs Bureau, G8/20 Summit Office)
  • 2014-2016
    Visiting Associate Professor, University of Yangon, Myanmar
  • 2016-2020
    Associate, VASCO DA GAMA OFFICES
  • 2018
    Graduated from UC Berkeley Law School (LL.M.) (Full Academic Scholarship / Law & Technology Certificate)
  • 2017-2019
    Senior Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley Law School (IP law, information law, data science and life science)
  • 2019
    École de formation professionnelle des barreaux de la cour d'appel de Paris (EFB) (Le diplôme de droit français et européen pour les avocats francophones)
  • 2019
    McDermott Will & Emery, Paris
  • 2021
    Partner, VASCO DA GAMA OFFICES
  • 2021-
    Member on “Research on Contract Guidelines to Promote Open Innovation,” Japan Patent Office

Languages

  • Japanese/English/French/Spanish

Practice Areas

Law Practice

  • Technology Law (IP Transactions)
  • Biotechnology / Life Science
  • Information / Data / Privacy Law
  • Childcare / Baby Tech
  • Fashion Law
  • Food, Agriculture / Culinary, Food Tech
  • Aerospace / Space Law
  • Science and Technology, Economic Security / Risk and Crisis Management
  • Whistle-blower Protection
  • Investigations (including third party committees, investigation committees)
  • Cross Border Practice:
    • International Contract Negotiation
    • South-East Asia Practice: Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, etc.
    • United States and Europe Practice: the U.S., France, Germany, UK, Spain, etc.
    • Africa Practice: francophone countries in Africa
    • Central and South America Practice: Mexico, Peru, Chile, Colombia, etc.
  • General Corporate Law (Startup Support, Corporate Governance)
  • Entertainment Law
  • Sports Law
  • Civil Law
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Others

  • International Development/Cooperation: Startup and NPO/NGO support in developing countries.
  • Social Entrepreneur support

Titles and Memberships


Other Qualifications

  • Patent Attorney (admitted in Japan)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Publications

  • “International Venture Capital Terms: A Handbook” (Co-written. Published by Verlag C. H. BECK, April 2022)
  • “Back to the Origin” (as an article of “One Stroke”, The liberty & justice, March 2016)
  • “Behind the Scenes at the Frontier ~From a classroom of Yangon University~” (Supported by Haruaki Deguchi (Supervising editor), Mercer Japan Web Series, Vol. 1~12, October 2014 ~ February 2016)
  • “The New Way of Working ~As One of Foreign Legal Professors at Yangon University~” (Nikkei Business, May 11, 2015)
  • “Myanmar Law Reports” (Yangon University, Vol.1~5, April 2015 ~ September 2015)

Lectures

  • “Key points of collaborations with large companies for startups, on the Model Agreements (New Materials) Ver. 2.0” at IP BASE (March 2022)
  • “IP Strategy for Startups ~Yours are Mine? ~” at Okinawa Startup University (December 2021)
  • “Contributions of Japanese Lawyers to “Human Security”” at Japan Federation of Bar Association Seminar (May 2013)