Toshitake Higashiyama


Professional Background

Waseda University (LL.B.)
Admitted in Japan (Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association)
Ushijima & Partners
Partner, Ushijima & Partners


Guest lecturer at Faculty of Commerce of Chuo University



Japan (1997)


Contact Information

TEL: +81-3-5511-3223
FAX: +81-3-5511-3258

Major Types of Cases Handled

M&A / Hostile Takeover
– M&A and other transactions among banks, insurance companies, securities companies, leasing companies, foreign financial institutions, general merchandise stores, hotel management companies, staffing service agencies, home builders, telecommunications carriers, renewable energy companies and real estate companies

Corporate Dispute / Arbitration / Intellectual Property
– Temporary injunction against a board resolution of listed company and temporary injunction to halt issuance of new shares
– Patent infringement lawsuit regarding clothing and litigation rescinding a trial decision

Disputes over Business Succession and Battle for Management Rights
– Litigation over shareholders’ rights among family companies
– Disputes over management rights of unlisted companies

Business Revitalization / Bankruptcy
– Filing of petition for commencement of civil rehabilitation proceedings of sporting goods distributor and real estate fund management company, etc.

Risk Management / Crisis Management
– Support in relation to the order for business improvement issued by the Financial Services Agency to financial institutions
– Support in cases of surcharges under the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act
– Support in in-house investigation regarding the case of investigation by the Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission

Publications, etc.

“Points to Note from Legal Perspective Concerning Acquisition of Investment Corporation (J-REIT) after the Enforcement of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, the Revised Act on Investment Trust and Investment Corporations, Etc., Part I.” (Real Estate Management Journal, Nov. 2007)

Seminars, etc.

“Noteworthy legal issues concerning the takeover of J-REITs” (Financial Facsimile News, January 28, 2009)
M&A of J-REITs under the current laws (Financial Affairs (Kinyu Zaimu Kenkyukai), December 25, 2008)