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)


Tetsuya Ishida

Tetsuya Ishida

TEL +81-3-5511-3227 / FAX +81-3-5511-3258


Keio University (LL.B.)
Keio University Law School (J.D.)
Admitted in Japan (Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association)
Ushijima & Partners
The Financial Services Agency, The Japanese Government, served as, among other positions,

Expert Inspector of Inspection Bureau in charge of, among other things, monitoring (i) corporate governance and (ii) compliance with laws and regulations, etc.;

Assistant Director of Macro-Prudence, Planning and Coordination Bureau;
Support staff for Financial Policies Monitor, Planning and Coordination Bureau; and,
Member of Laws and Regulations Compliance Investigation Office dealing with whistleblowing from financial institutions, etc.
Columbia Law School (LL.M., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)
Resumed practice at Ushijima & Partners
Admitted in New York
Partner, Ushijima & Parters

Major Practice Area

Corporate governance / corporate general / compliance

– Advised on Japan’s Corporate Governance Code

– Dealt with whistleblowing

– Advised on various legal matters faced by listed companies

Financial Regulations

– Advised on financial laws and regulations including guidelines and principles, etc.

– Advised on compliance and risk management for financial institutions

– Formulated rules concerning corporate governance in the international setting.

– Considered financial policies

M&A / Hostile Takeover

– Advised on establishment of joint venture

– Advised on corporate realignment between companies in the same industry

– Advised on squeeze-out transaction

Crisis management / Handling of misdoings

– Dealt with investigation concerning correction of past account

– Dealt with corporate accounting scandal

– Dealt with violation of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act

– Dealt with misconduct in sports organization

Litigation / Arbitration

– Appraisal right case

– Litigation arising from M&A

– Litigation pursuing liabilities of directors

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“International Fintech Guide” (under joint authorship, Multilaw, September 4, 2019)

Articles, etc.

“[A Series of Articles] Recent Scandal Cases and Risk Management/Prevention — Part Six: Points in Responding to Discovery of Misconduct and Formulating Preventive Measures, Observed from Cases of Data Fabrication Concerning Base-Isolation/Vibration-Damping Devices” (“BUSINESS LAWYERS,” July 1, 2019)
“[A Series of Articles] Recent Scandal Cases and Risk Management/Prevention — Part Five: Points for Early Detection and Investigation of Misconduct, Observed from Cases of Data Fabrication Concerning Base-Isolation / Vibration-Damping Devices” (“BUSINESS LAWYERS,” June 26, 2019)
“How to respond to the demands of the Governance Code, etc. – Addressing ‘Comply or Explain’ -” (August 2015 issue of the monthly magazine “The Lawyers” (ILS Publications, Inc.))

Lectures Given

“Risk Management in Relation to Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism” (The Japan Financial News Co., Ltd., co-sponsored by Thomson Reuters, July 22, 2020)
“Compliance and Risk Management of Financial Institutions, Analysis of Money Laundering Cases, and Responses Required” (Thomson Reuters, June 18, 2020)