We are a law firm jointly established in October 2018 by lawyer Nobito Koike, who has dealt with various corporate scandals, and Yusuke Kashiwagi, a lawyer who specializes in antitrust law.
Koike began his career as a private office after working for nine years at a law firm whose main business was corporate legal affairs. Until now, he has been in charge of various corporate scandals and compliance issues, as well as corporate law, litigation (civil, commercial, criminal), centered on company law, corporate governance, commercial law, civil law, antitrust law, and labor law. Bankruptcy (bankruptcy trustee, bankruptcy procedure/special liquidation petition, dealing with bankruptcy of business partner, etc.), real estate transaction, department store/hotel/maker related, sports/entertainment field, medical law, complicated large-scale inheritance/leasehold dispute, etc. We are good at general civil affairs.
After studying mainly in litigation, Kashiwagi worked for 4 years as a chief investigator for the Fair Trade Commission, playing a central role in serious cases such as Microsoft cases and Nipro cases, as well as numerous cartel and rigging cases. I was in charge of. Also, as a lawyer for the first time, he worked for the Fair Trade Commission/Business Combination Division (jointly appointed with the Examination Bureau) and was in charge of legal revision of Chapter 4 (Business Combination Regulation) of the Antimonopoly Act for one year. In addition to negotiating with the Bureau, he was in charge of reviewing important business combination projects. After that, he worked for a large-scale law firm for 10 years (7 years as a partner), and was in charge of international cartel, domestic cartel/rigging, private monopoly, unfair transaction method, M&A/business combination project In addition, regarding large and small consultations related to antitrust law, premium display law, subcontract delay prevention law, overseas competition law, crossing fields of antitrust law and intellectual property law (license, patent pool, FRAND), etc. We give practical advice every day.
Our firm's basic philosophy is to provide high-quality legal services by cooperating with and complementing each lawyer on a daily basis.