Shinichi Kobayashi has more than 20 years of experience advising on a broad range of international taxation issues. Mr Kobayashi is registered as a licensed tax attorney, and is a member of the Tokyo Tax Attorneys’ Association, the Japan Association of Tax Litigators, and the Japan Tax and Accounting Society.

Mr Kobayashi received a BA from Gakushuin University in 1984 and an MBA from Tsukuba University in 1992. He is qualified as a licensed tax attorney, and completed the Tax Litigation Counsel System Graduate Training Course at the Graduate School of the University of Tsukuba in 2004. He has been registered as a licensed Japanese tax attorney (Zeirishi) since 1993.

Mr Kobayashi’s practice focuses on M&A taxation, international taxation and employee incentive taxation. He also advises on Japanese corporate and individual taxation, tax litigation, as well as other direct and indirect Japanese tax matters. Mr Kobayashi has substantial experience with the technical aspects of tax litigation in Japan and frequently works with various firm practice groups in assisting his clients.