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)


Toshitake Higashiyama

Toshitake Higashiyama

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

Bar Association /
Japan (1997)


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

Major Practice Area

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

Articles, 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)

Lectures Given

“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)