• All photos by courtesy of SuperHeadz INa Babylon.

    English
    English

    Attorneys

  • FUKUI Kensaku
  • KITAZAWA Hisato
  • SUZUKI Rika
  • KOBAYASHI Toshiaki
  • OKAMOTO Kentaro
  • SASHO Tomoko
  • TERAUCHI Kosuke
  • HASHIMOTO Ayuko
  • OYAMA Koichi
  • IDEI Hajime
  • TAJIMA Yuki
  • HARAGUCHI Megumi

  • Fukui Kensaku


    » Admitted
    Japan and New York
    » Education

    University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1991)
    Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (1993)
    Columbia University School of Law, New York (LL.M., 1998; Stone Scholar)

    » Professional Experiences
    Associate, Tokyo Eiwa Attorneys at Law, Tokyo (1993-1997)
    Research Scholar, National University of Singapore, Singapore (1998-1999)
    Partner, Aoyama Sogo Law Office, Tokyo (1999-2003)
    Managing Partner, Kotto Dori Law Office (2003-)
    Visiting Professor of Art, Nihon University (2009-)
    Lecturer, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (2004-) ;
    University of Tokyo (2007-2010, 2014)
    Visiting Professor at Graduate School of Law, Kobe University (2017-)
    Co-Chair, Legal Deposit System Council of the National Diet Library (2015-2021)
    Board Member, Japan Society for Digital Archive (2017-)
    Board Member, Entertainment Lawyers Network (2017-)
    Member of Various Government Committees including, Committee of Verification, Valuation and Planning, Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters of Cabinet (2015-); Committee of Copyright System in Network Society of New Era, Agency of Cultural Affairs (2006-)
    Member, Council for Cultural Affairs Committee on Copyright, Agency for Cultural Affairs (2020-)
    Organizer, thinkC (2006-; http://thinkcopyright.org/ )
    Facilitator, Japan Performing Arts Solidarity Network (2020-)
    Expert Commentator, Nikkei Shimbun Digital Edition (2020-)
    Author/Chief Editor, 15 books including Copyright (Chosakuken to wa Nanika, Shueisha Pub. 2005) in Japan and Korea

    KITAZAWA Hisato


    » Admitted
    Japan and New York
    » Education
    University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1997)
    Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (2000)
    Duke University School of Law (LL.M., 2005)
    » Professional Experiences
    Associate, Naito & Shimizu, Tokyo (2000-2001)
    Associate, City-Yuwa Partners, Tokyo (2001-2009)
    Trainee, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, Los Angeles (2005-2006)
    Trainee, Gianni, Origoni, Grippo & Partners, Rome, Italy (2006.9-2006.11)
    Associate, Kotto Dori Law Office (2009-2011)
    Partner, Kotto Dori Law Office (2011-)

    SUZUKI Rika


    » Admitted
    Japan
    » Education
    Keio University (LL.B., 2005)
    Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (2007)
    Completed “U.S. Business Law Academy” by Columbia Law School (2016)
    Stanford Law School (LL.M. in Law, Science & Technology, 2018)
    » Professional Experiences
    Associate, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (2007-2010)
    Associate, Kotto Dori Law Office (2010-2019)
    Of Counsel, Kotto Dori Law Office (2019-)
    Secondment to a major TV production company (2012-2015)
    Founding director of Association for Design-DESIGN MUSEUM (2019-2022), Advisor (2022-)
    Lecturer, Tokyo University of Technology, School of Design (2020-2022)

    KOBAYASHI Toshiaki


    » Admitted
    Japan and New York
    » Education
    University of Tokyo (LL.B., 2004)
    Keio University Law School (J.D., 2006)
    Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (2007)
    New York University School of Law (LL.M., 2013)
    » Professional Experiences
    Associate, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Tokyo (2007-2014)
    Law Clerk, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, Los Angeles (2013-2014)
    Associate, Kotto Dori Law Office (2014-)
    Part-time secondment to a TV production company (2016-2017)
    Partner, Kotto Dori Law Office (2017-)
    Member, Japan Sports Law Association
    Member, The Copyright Law Association of Japan
    Member, Intellectual Property Association of Japan
    Lecturer at Kobe University Graduate School of Law (2017-)
    Lecturer at Tokyo University of the Arts(2018-)
    Lecturer at Chuo University (2021-)
    FIBA (International Basketball Federation) Certified Agent

    OKAMOTO Kentaro


    » Admitted
    Japan and New York
    » Education
    Keio University (BEc, 1998)
    Hitotsubashi University, School of Law (J.D., 2007)
    Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (2008)
    University of Pennsylvania Law School (LL.M., 2014; Distinction)
    Wharton Business and Law Certificate (2014)
    » Professional Experiences
    Reuters Japan, Tokyo / Reuters Group PLC, London (1998-2004)
    (currently Thomson Reuters Markets / Thomson Reuters)
    Associate, Yanagida & Nomura / Yanagida & Partners, Tokyo (2009-2013)
    Associate, Matsuda & Partners, Tokyo (2014-2015)
    Associate, Kotto Dori Law Office (2015-)
    Partner, Kotto Dori Law Office (2018-)
    Lecturer at Tokyo University of Art (2016-2018)
    Associate Visiting Professor at Graduate School of Law, Kobe University (2017-)
    Lecturer at Graduate School of Information & Communication (2017-2019)
    Chair of Copyright Distribution Committee of Japan Contents Blockchain Initiative (2021-)
    External Auditor of Akatsuki Inc. (2021-)

    Sasho Tomoko


    » Admitted
    Japan and New York
    » Education
    University of Tokyo(LL.B., 1991)
    Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan(1993)
    Harvard Law School (LL.M., 1998)
    » Professional Experiences
    Associate, Nishimura & Asahi (formerly, Nishimura & Sanada) (1993-1997)
    Guest Researcher, The Structured Finance Institute of Japan (1995-1997)
    Foreign Associate, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, New York City (1998-1999)
    Executive Director, UBS Securities Japan Co., Ltd. (formerly, UBS Warburg (Japan) Limited) (1999-2004)

    TERAUCHI Kosuke


    » Admitted
    Japan
    » Education
    Keio University(LL.B.,2007)
    Hitotsubashi University, School of Law (J.D., 2009)
    Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (2010)
    » Professional Experiences
    Assistant Judge, Saitama District Court and Nagoya District Court Okazaki Branch (2011-2016)
    Prosecutor. Litigation Bureau of Tokyo Legal Affairs Bureau(2016-2018)
    Assistant Judge, Tokyo District Court (2018-2020)
    Associate, Kotto Dori Law Office (2020-)

    HASHIMOTO Ayuko


    » Admitted
    Japan
    » Education
    Kyoto University (LL.B., 2007)
    Kyoto University Law School (J.D., 2009)
    Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (2011)
    » Professional Experiences
    Associate, Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise), Tokyo (2012-2013)
    Associate, Kaneko Naka and Hashimoto Patent Law Office, Osaka (2013-2016)
    Associate, Kotto Dori Law Office (2017-)
    Secondment to a major TV production company (2018-2019)

    OYAMA Koichi


    » Admitted
    Japan
    » Education
    University of Tokyo, Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSc, 2008)
    Kobe University, School of Law (J.D., 2010)
    »  Professional Experiences
    Associate, Musashikoyama Law Office, Tokyo (2013-2016)
    Official Policy Secretary of Member of House of Councillors, Matsuda Kouta(2013-2016)
    Establish Oyama Law Office (2016)
    Official Chief Secretary, then Official Policy Secretary of Member of House of Councillors, Yamaguchi Kazuyuki (2016-2019)
    Onoda Takasago Law Office (2018)
    Official Policy Secretary of Member of House of Councillors, Yamada Taro (2019-)
    Of Council, Kotto Dori Law Office (2022.3-)

    IDEI Hajime


    » Admitted
    Japan
    » Education
    Waseda University (LL.B., 2013)
    Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (2015)
    » Professional Experiences
    Associate, Anderson Mori & Tomothune Law Firm (2015-2018)
    Associate, Kotto Dori Law Office (2018-)
    Secondment to Intellectual Property Strategy Promotion Office, Cabinet Office of Japan (2020.5-)

    HARAGUCHI Megumi


    » Admitted
    Japan
    » Education
    Osaka University (LL.B.,2016)
    University of Tokyo, School of Law (J.D.,2018)
    » Professional Experiences
    Associate, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (2019.12-2022.3)
    Associate, Kotto Dori Law Office (2022.4-)



    SHIROTA Harue(Loop Whole Inc.)


    » Admitted
    Japan
    » Education
    Gakushuin University(BEc, 1997)
    » Professional Experiences
    Five D Cooperation (Artist Management) (1997)
    Founder and CEO of Music Publisher Loop Whole Inc.(2008)
    Patent Attorney Admitted (2015)
    Establish Shirota Intellectual Property Office in Kochi (2015)
    Support Member, Kotto Law Office (2022-)
    ページ上へ