2022.04.13Arbitration award in which Yui Kayano served as arbitrator for Japan Sports Arbitration Agency (Case No. JSAA-AP-2021-006) has been published.
2022.04.01We have updated our Privacy Policy due to the amendment of Act on the Protection of Personal Information of Japan which takes effect as of April 1, 2022.
2022.02.08 Kasamatsu Kohei will conduct a seminar entitled “What IP holders need to know about NFT laws and contracts” on March 2nd at Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society.
2022.02.07 Kento Suzuki joined our office.
2022.01.05Takeshi Nakamura joined our office.
2022.01.01Yasuhito Yamada became a partner of the office.
2021.07.29Shinsuke Ishiwatari has assumed the position of a Chairman of the Board of Directors of HyAS & Co. Inc.
2021.04.01Takafumi Murase became a partner of the office.
2021.03.01Hiroyuki Takahashi has assumed the position of an External statutory auditor of Asoview Inc.
2021.01.18Shingo Okubo became a partner of the office.
2020.12.23ENECHANGE Ltd. in which Peter Tam serves as an external statutory auditor has been newly listed on the Mothers market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange as of today, December 23, 2020.
2020.10.01Yota Tahara joined our office.
2020.09.02Yui Kayano has assumed the position of an External Director (Chairman of audit and supervisory committee) of Meiho Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
2020.04.28Kasamatsu Kohei will conduct a seminar entitled “ Practice of SaaS service contract to promote DX ” on September 26th at Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society.
2020.04.01Toshimitsu Nakamura joined our office.
2020.02.27Hiroyuki Takahashi conducted a seminar entitled “Employment Law Seminar” on February 21th at Tokyo Contents Incubation Center.
2020.01.01Yui Kayano became a partner of the office.
2019.12.01Katsuya Funai joined our office.
2019.11.11Kasamatsu Kohei will conduct a seminar entitled “Contractual practices for data utilization and legal considerations-Practical response points considering the balance between utilization promotion and protection” on Janurary 24th at Finance Facsimile News.
2019.09.21Yui Kayano participated in the screening process of Hashima City’s budget as a screener.
2019.09.17Shinsuke Ishiwatari has assumed the position of a External Director of STAR FESTIVAL INC. .
2019.09.13Kasamatsu Kohei will conduct a seminar entitled “Legal / contractual practices frequently used for data utilization” on September 26th at Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society.
2019.09.01Toshikazu Sakai became an Of Counsel of VASCO DA GAMA OFFICES.
2019.08.30Shinsuke Ishiwatari has assumed the position of a Director of Kashima Antlers FC.
2019.08.08Hiroyuki Takahashi conducted a seminar entitled “Points on Option Agreement and Rights Clearance for Overseas Development of Japanese Entertainment Contents” on July 25th at Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society.
2019.07.30Shinsuke Ishiwatari contributed an article “Crisis response in Yoshimoto Kogyo's case, yet unnecessary press conference” to BUSINESS LAWYERS operated by Bengo4.com, Inc.
2019.06.13Shinsuke Ishiwatari has assumed the position of a External Director of Supership Holdings Inc.
2019.02.12Soh Nakayama joined our office.
2019.01.11Shiho Kitajima joined our office.
2018.07.17Yuko Kaneko joined our office.
2017.10.01Peter Tam assumed the position of external statutory auditor of Enechange Co., Ltd.
2017.10.26Shunji Kaechi has assumed the position of an External Director of BALNIBARBI Inc.
2017.09.01Hiroyuki Takahashi became a partner of the office.
2017.08.01Yasuhito Yamada joined our office.
2017.06.19Hiroyuki Takahashi will conduct a seminar entitled “Points on Option Agreement and Rights Clearance for Overseas Development of Japanese Entertainment Contents” on July 13th at Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society.
2017.03.27Naoki Moro joined our office.
2016.07.01Peter Tam became partners of the office.
2016.02.01Shingo Okubo joined our office.
2015.07.18Hironari Hashioka was picked up in an article entitled “This Person is an Outside Director” published by the magazine Weekly Toyo Keizai.
2015.04.23Kimihito Kato will give a lecture entitled “Points on Rights Clearance for Overseas Development of Audiovisual Contents” at Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society.
2015.03.26Shinsuke Ishiwatari retired as an executive officer and was appointed as a corporate officer of Cookpad Inc.
2015.01.05Yukihiro Hanada joined our office.
2014.07.24Kimihito Kato gave a lecture entitled “General remarks of the Licensing Business and the basic of the contracts” at licensing Education program of LIMA Japan.
2014.07.07Kimihito Kato gave a special lecture entitled “Globalization looming of the License Agreement” at Department of Master of Intellectual Property (MIP) of Tokyo University of Science, Graduate School of Innovation Studies.
2014.07“Culture, Media, and Entertainment Law . Vol.8 No.1” including the article entitled “Doctrine of Exhaustion and Protection of Copyright Licensee” written by Kimihito Kato was published in South Korea.
2014.06.27Hironari Hashioka has assumed the position of external director of I-FREEK HOLDINGS INC.
2014.06.09Kohei Kasamatsu gave a seminar entitled “Sports License Law” at Sports Management School.
2013.12.19Yui Kayano joined our office.
2013.09.26Shinsuke Ishiwatari retired from the position of external director of BrainPad Inc.
2013.09.25AP Company Inc., Hironari Hashioka has assumed the position of auditor, switched from the Mothers section to the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
2013.09.04Comments from Kohei Kasamatsu and Peter Tam were published in an article entitled “Looking at the copyright issues behind the recent Anna Tsuchiya stage show dispute” by the Nikkei Newspaper (online version).
2013.08.20Hironari Hashioka as arbitrator of JSAA-DP-2013-001 issue, I did the arbitral award.
2013.05.29Kimihito Kato will give a lecture regarding Sports Facilities and Real Estate at Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea.
2013.05.14Peter Tam joined our office.
2013.04.23Hironari Hashioka received authorization as a business innovation support institution from the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency.
2013.02.28Shinsuke Ishiwatari gave a BBL seminar entitled “What COOKPAD Inc. changes” at Institute for information and Communications Policy.
2013.01.01Kohei Kasamatsu became partners of the office.
2013.01.01Takafumi Murase and Shunji Kaechi joined our office.
2012.12.13COLOPL, Inc., Shinsuke Ishiwatari assumed the position of outside director has listed on the Mothers section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
2012.12.06Shinsuke Ishiwatari was elected to the position of Japan Professional Baseball Players Association (Players Union) Steering Committee.
2012.10.19Trenders Inc., Hironari Hashioka assumed the position of outside auditor has listed on the Mothers section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
2012.10.18The Primer Regarding Laws of Dream Science (III)”, which was Co-Supervised by Tomoyuki Kataoka and Hiroyuki Takahashi was published by Media Factory, Inc. Revised versions of “The Primer Regarding Laws of Dream Science (I and II)”, which were Co-Supervised by Tomoyuki Kataoka were also published.
2012.09.25Shinsuke Ishiwatari gave a lecture as a guest at the 181st J.I.forum hosted by Japan Initiative.
2012.09.25AP company Inc., Hironari Hashioka assumed the position of outside auditor has listed on the Mothers section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
2012.08.05Kohei Kasamatsu participated in the screening process of Yotsukaido City’s budget as a screener.
2012.07.05Kimihito Kato will give a lecture entitled “A basic course of the License Agreement - a minimum knowledge in License business” at 2nd Licensing Japan, International Trade Show for Licensing Business.
2012.06.01Kimihito Kato gave a lecture entitled “A study on Japan Baseball Players Association as a Labor Union and Agent System” at Joint seminars of dispute-settlement procedure for the development of the professional sports industry (The Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, Konkuk Law School, Seoul, Korea).
2012.05.02Kimihito Kato has assumed the position of inspector of JAPAN LICENSING BUSINESS ORGANIZATION.
2012.05.01Shinsuke Ishiwatari has assumed the position of Chief Operating Officer of COOKPAD Inc.
2012.01.27Shinsuke Ishiwatari was selected as a member of the industrial policy study group at Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
2011.12.15COOKPAD Inc., Shinsuke Ishiwatari has assumed the position of executive officer and director, switched from the Mothers section to the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
2011.12.08Shinsuke Ishiwatari retired from the position of Japan Professional Baseball Players Association Steering Committee.
2011.12.01Kimihito Kato was selected as member of Committee for the Exploitation of the Entertainment Contents at Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
2011.12.01Kimihito Kato was selected as chairman of Committee for the Finance to the Entertainment Contents at Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
2011.11.07Shinsuke Ishiwatari gave a lecture on participation problem of WBC at Salondekenji.
2011.10“The Newest Issues of Entertainment Law -focusing on controversies and practices in Korea and Japan-”, part of which was written by Kimihito Kato and Tomoyuki Kataoka, was published by Jinwoan-Sa.
2011.10.20Shinsuke Ishiwatari gave a lecture on Sports Agent at Aichi Bar Association.
2011.09.17Hironari Hashioka participated in the screening prosess of Mie prefecture’s budget as screener.
2011.09.03Hironari Hashioka participated in the screening prosess of Kanuma City’s budget as screener.
2011.08.27Kohei Kasamatsu will participate in the screening process of Tomioka City’s budget as a screener.
2011.08.18The BrainPad Inc., Shinsuke Ishiwatari assumed the position of auditor has listed on the Mothers section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
2011.08.05“Practical Exposition of tax law cases”, paragraph 53 of which was written by Noriyuki Okawara, was published by Shinzansha Publisher Co., Ltd.
2011.06.29Hironari Hashioka has assumed the position of external director of APcompany Inc.
2011.06.24Hironari Hashioka has assumed the position of external director of Trenders Inc.
2011.06.09Hironari Hashioka has assumed the position of inspector of Association of food in the East General corporation.
2011.05.12Hironari Hashioka gave a lecture entitled “Business Succession and Self-Trusts”at FN Communications Inc.
2011.05.30Shinsuke Ishiwatari is appeared on the website “Bengoshi Retsuden”.
2011.04“The Employment Law Review (Second Edition)”, Chapter 23 of which was written by Hiroyuki Takahashi, was published by Law Business Research.
2010.07.16Shinsuke Ishiwatari has assumed the position of executive officer of COOKPAD Inc., in addition to the position of director.
2011.02.14“Illustrated manual of The Companies Act”, Chapter 9 of which was written by Noriyuki Okawara, was published by Okura Zaimu Kyokai Foundation.
2011.01.20Hironari Hashioka gave a lecture entitled “Business Succession and Trusts” at Financial Management Forums, Inc.
2011.01.15Kimihito Kato will give a lecture entitled “Current Cases in Music Industry” at Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea.
2011.01.14Kimihito Kato will give a lecture entitled “A Study of Sports Agent in Japan” at Konkuk Law School, Seoul, Korea.
2011.01.07Kohei Kasamatsu will participate in the screening process of Kyoto City’s budget as a screener.
2010.11.27Shinsuke Ishiwatari will give a special lecture at Itojuku.
2010.11.26Kimihito Kato gave a lecture entitled “Sponsoring, Broadcasting Rights in Japanese Professional Sports” at 16th IASL (International Association of Sports Law) World Congress on Sports Law (Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea).
2010.10.16, 17Hironari Hashioka participated in the screening prosess of Saku City’s budget as screener.
2010.10.09Shinsuke Ishiwatari will participate in the screening prosess of Gotou City’s budget as a screener.
2010.10.02, 03Hironari Hashioka participated in the screening prosess of Izumo City’s budget as screener.
2010.09.26Hironari Hashioka participated in the screening prosess of Yotsukaido City’s budget as screener.
2010.09Following lawyers were recommended in their respective practice areas by Best Lawyers.
Media and Entertainment Law: Kimihito Kato, Shinsuke Ishiwatari and Tomoyuki Kataoka Sports Law: Hironari Hashioka and Shinsuke Ishiwatari
2010.08.21, 22Shinsuke Ishiwatari participated in the screening prosess of Osaka City’s budget as a screener.
2010.08.01Shinsuke Ishiwatari participated in the screening prosess of Takamatsu City’s budget as a screener.
2010.07.16Shinsuke Ishiwatari took office as a director of the COLOPL Inc.
2010.07.12Shinsuke Ishiwatari is in charge of a business assortment person of Takamatsu-shi on August 1, 2010.
2010.07.02Shinsuke Ishiwatari is in charge of a business assortment person of Osaka-shi on 22nd on August 21, 2010.
2010.06.29Kimihito Kato gave a lecture entitled “Legal Issues Related to Sports Business in Japan” at 7th Cultural Industry and Law (Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea).
2010.06.14Shinsuke Ishiwatari acted as a lecturer of “sports management school in Tokyo”.
2010.05.20Hironari Hashioka was selected by the public service corporation business person who journalized affiliated with the government of the Cabinet Office administration complete reform meeting.
2010.05.11Shinsuke Ishiwatari talked with representative Jeb entertainment Nobuaki Tanabe Co., Ltd. about sports agent, and an article is carried by weekly Orient economy.
2010.04.23Shinsuke Ishiwatari was selected as a council for the screening and scrutinizing business of independent administrative agency organized by Government Revitalization Unit.
2009.08.24We start legal counseling on Twitter as a trial. We give this service for free only on the web up to 140 letters.
2009.07.06Kimihito Kato will give a lecture entitled “New Trends of Entertainment Finance” at Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society.
2009.06.15Shinsuke Ishiwatari will give a lecture entitled “Management of rights and license in connection with sports clubs” at Sports Management School of Tama Graduate School of Business.
2009.03.12“SPORTS MANAGEMENT Theory and Practice”, Section 8 of which was written by Shinsuke Ishiwatari, was published by Toyo Keizai Inc.
2009.02Hironari Hashioka and Shinsuke Ishiwatari were recommended in their respective practice areas by Best Lawyers.
Award Winners: Hironari Hashioka (Sport), Shinsuke Ishiwatari (Sport, Media & Entertainment)
2008.12.17“ROCKS2008 vol.3” including the serial article entitled “The condition of SUTAOTA” written by Shinsuke Ishiwatari was published by Shibuya Publishing Bookseller.
2008.12.12Tomoyuki Kataoka will give a lecture entitled “Japanese change in media environment and issues regarding Japanese copyrightlaw - mainly with case examples” at Chung-Ang University in Seoul, Korea.
2008.12.03Noriyuki Okawara gave a lecture entitled “Copyright in Information Age and Corporate Compliance” at the seminar entitled “Practical use of NIKKEI TELECOM 21” hosted by Nikkeisha, Inc.
2008.11.14Tomoyuki Kataoka will give a lecture entitled “How to proceed the international co-production of motion pictures and animations with its legal points of view” at Licensing Asia 2008 co-hosted by Nihon Keizai Shimbun Inc. and LIMA.
2008.10.25Sports Management Review Vol.11” including the serial article entitled “Practical Sports Management Dojo” written by Shinsuke Ishiwatari was published by Data Stadium Inc.
2008.09.11“ROCKS2008 vol.2” including the serial article entitled “The condition of SUTAOTA” written by Shinsuke Ishiwatari was published by Shibuya Publishing Bookseller.
2008.08.01Established VASCO DA GAMA OFFICES.