Sanno Park Tower 12F (Reception) and 14F,
11-1, Nagatacho 2-chome, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 100-6114, Japan

Tokyo Metro Ginza Line: G06 Tameike-sanno Station, Exit 7 (directly accessible through the second basement)

Tokyo Metro Nanboku Line: N06 Tameike-sanno Station, Exit 7 (directly accessible through the second basement)

Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line: C07 Kokkai-gijido-mae Station, Exit 5 (3 minutes’ walk)

Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line: M14 Kokkai-gijido-mae Station, Exit 5 (10 minutes’ walk through Chiyoda Line platform)

Special Counsel

Shinobu Yanagita

Shinobu Yanagita

TEL +81-3-5511-3236 / FAX +81-3-5511-3258

Languages
Japanese、English
Bar Association
Japan (2005)

Awards

Selected in the Labor and Employment Law practice area in The Best LawyersTM in Japan 2022 (April 2021)
Recommended in the Labour and Employment practice area in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 (January 2021)
Selected in the Labor and Employment practice area in The Best LawyersTM in Japan 2020 (April 2019)
Described as having “experience in domestic and international labour law” in the Labour and employment practice area in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 (January 2019)

Major Practice Areas

M&A/Hostile Takeover

Mergers and acquisitions of Japanese companies
Acquisition of foreign companies by Japanese companies
Hostile takeover bid by Oji Paper Co., Ltd. for Hokuetsu Kishu Paper Co., Ltd.

Tax

Advise on tax litigation of a Japanese corporation of a multinational enterprise
Advise in tax investigation concerning taxation of TMK

Labor and Employment

Corporate downsizing, encouragement of early retirement (redundancy)
Personnel and labor relations involved in M&A, consolidation and organizational restructuring
Disciplinary action and harassment
Issues pertaining to move to or from a competitor, obligation not to compete

Real Estate

Served as an adviser and represented a client on real estate transactions and the leasing of real properties
Legal due diligence of target lands and buildings

Succession of Management Rights of Unlisted Companies

Disputes over management rights of unlisted companies

International divorce

International divorce and distribution of property
View All
CLOSE

Publications

“Practical Q&A Series: Resignation / Re-employment / Extension of Retirement” (co-authorship; Edited by the Institute of Labour Administration)
“Practical measures for the Amended Real Estate Specified Joint Enterprise Act – in Real Estate Securitization Business” (under joint authorship, Taisei Publishing Co., Ltd., 2014)
“Introduction to the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act for Real Estate Business” (under joint authorship, BMJ, 2006)

Articles, etc.

“Corporate Responses to Harassment, from the Discovery of Harassment to Dispute Resolution – Part 20: ‘Harassment Against LGBT and Legal Issues Concerning Constraints on the Hairstyles and Clothing of LGBT’” (Profession Journal No. 444)
“Corporate Responses to Harassment, from the Discovery of Harassment to Dispute Resolution – Part 19: ‘How to Distinguish Sexual Harassment from Office Romance’” (Profession Journal No. 440)
“Corporate Responses to Harassment, from the Discovery of Harassment to Dispute Resolution – Part 18: ‘Amended Whistleblower Protection Act and Harassment’” (Profession Journal No. 435)
“Corporate Responses to Harassment, from the Discovery of Harassment to Dispute Resolution – Part 17: ‘Measures against False Claims’” (Profession Journal No. 431)
“Corporate Responses to Harassment, from the Discovery of Harassment to Dispute Resolution – Part 16: ‘Matters to Note Regarding Vaccination Harassment’” (Profession Journal No. 427)
“Corporate Responses to Harassment, from the Discovery of Harassment to Dispute Resolution – Part 15: ‘Risk of Disciplinary Action Against Harassment Perpetrator Without Witness’ Cooperation’” (Profession Journal No. 423)
“Corporate Responses to Harassment, from the Discovery of Harassment to Dispute Resolution – Part 14: ‘Points to Note in Treating a Victim of Maternity Harassment and Other Employees’” (Profession Journal No. 419)
“Corporate Responses to Harassment, from the Discovery of Harassment to Dispute Resolution – Part 13: ‘Points to Note When Extramarital Affairs Develop into Sexual Harassment,’” (Profession Journal No. 414)
“Determination of Base Salary and Allowances for Employees Reemployed After Retirement and Practical Operations – Observed from Nagoya District Court Judgment Dated October 28, 2020” (May 2021 issue of “Business Houmu,” March 19, 2021)
“Corporate Responses to Harassment, from the Discovery of Harassment to Dispute Resolution – Part 12: ‘Is It Remote Harassment If I Require Employees to Always Turn On Their Cameras at Online Meetings?” (Profession Journal No. 410)
“Points in the Amended Whistleblower Protection Act and Practical Responses” (“BUSINESS LAWYERS,” February 19, 2021)
“Corporate Responses to Harassment, from the Discovery of Harassment to Dispute Resolution – Part 11: ‘Whether Encouraging Retirement Falls Under the Category of Power Harassment’” (Profession Journal No. 406)
“Corporate Responses to Harassment, from the Discovery of Harassment to Dispute Resolution – Part 10: ‘Proactive Measures to Prevent Harassment and to Prevent Reoccurrence of Harassment’” (Profession Journal No. 402)
“Corporate Responses to Harassment, from the Discovery of Harassment to Dispute Resolution – Part 9: ‘Perpetrator’s Claims and Provisional Disposition That Determines a Provisional Status’” (Profession Journal No. 398)
“Corporate Responses to Harassment, from the Discovery of Harassment to Dispute Resolution – Part 8: ‘Points to Note in Judicial Resolution Procedures Regarding Victims’ Claims’” (Profession Journal No. 394)
“Corporate Responses to Harassment, from the Discovery of Harassment to Dispute Resolution – Part 7: ‘Points to Note Regarding Victims’ Claims and Alternative Resolution Procedures’” (Profession Journal No. 389)
“Corporate Responses to Harassment, from the Discovery of Harassment to Dispute Resolution – Part 6: Points to Note for Fact Finding of Harassment and Discipline Against Perpetrator” (Profession Journal No. 385)
“Corporate Responses to Harassment, from the Discovery of Harassment to Dispute Resolution – Part 5: ‘Points to Note for Collecting Evidence and Questioning for Investigation on the Facts’” (Profession Journal No. 381)
“Corporate Responses to Harassment, from the Discovery of Harassment to Dispute Resolution – Part 4: ‘Operation of Consultation Window and Initial Response After Revelation’” (Profession Journal No. 377)
“Corporate Responses to Harassment, from the Discovery of Harassment to Dispute Resolution – Part 3: ‘COVID-19 Harassment and Countermeasures Thereagainst’” (Profession Journal No. 373)
“Corporate Responses to Harassment, from the Discovery of Harassment to Dispute Resolution – Part 2: ‘Bird’s-Eye View from Revelation to Conclusion of Harassment Case’” (Profession Journal No. 369)
“Corporate Responses to Harassment, from the Discovery of Harassment to Dispute Resolution – Part 1: ‘Definition and Characteristic of Typical Harassment’” (Profession Journal No. 364)
“Useful basic legal lecture for business practice (30) — Confidentiality” (separate-volume supplement to Rosei Jiho No. 3931)
“Wi
“Points to be noted in conducting business in a country which has a service-PE provision in the Tax Convention – China, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, etc.” (April 2015 issue of the monthly magazine “The Lawyers” (ILS Publications, Inc.))
View All
CLOSE

Media Appearances

“The Japanese Olympic Committee Hosted Lecture on Harassment for Coaches of Each Sport” (Nikkan Sports, January 25, 2019)
“JOC Hosted a Seminar for Coaches to Root Out Scandals – It may fall under sexual harassment even if the relevant person doesn’t recognize as such – ” (Sankei Sports, January 25, 2019)

Lectures Given

“Business Operations in the COVID-19 Catastrophe Based on Recent Legal Reforms and Judicial Precedents” (Tokyo Information Industry Association, February 24, 2021)
“How to Protect the Company and Employees from ‘Harassment’ Based on the Legislation of Obligation to Prevent Power Harassment” (Corporate Management Forums, Inc., May 20, 2019)
“Trends of Harassment in Sports Environment and Preventive Measures” (The Japanese Olympic Committee, February 15, 2019; January 25, 2019)
“How to Protect Companies and Employees from ‘Harassment’ Such as Power Harassment and Sexual Harassment” (Zeimu Kenkyukai, July 23, 2018)
“Practical Operations for the Amended Worker Dispatch Act” (ROUMUGYOUSEI Co., Ltd., June 11, 2018)
“To Comply with the Worker Dispatch Act” (Tokyo Information Industry Association, January 29, 2018)
“Review of recent court precedents regarding taxation of partnerships” (TITLC (Tokyo International Tax Lawyers Club), February 18, 2014)