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)

Corporate Governance

1. Recent rise in the importance of “corporate governance”
Recently, institutional investors are attracting attention as key role players in monitoring management and, with the formulation of “Japan’s Stewardship Code” in February 2014, there has been heated discussions concerning how they should exercise their voting rights. Lawyers are frequently asked to provide advice about institutional investors’ corporate governance activities including their voting because such matters involve legal issues such as the question of fiduciary responsibility.

2. We can offer support in addressing the corporate governance code, etc.
The “Corporate Governance Code,” which came into effect in June 2015, poses, as part of the government’s growth strategy, a task of securing “growth-oriented governance” that promotes healthy corporate entrepreneurship. In addressing the requirement of “comply or explain” with respect to each Principle presented by the Corporate Governance Code, it is necessary to have extensive knowledge of the best forms of corporate organization in order to establish a corporate governance structure sought by a company; therefore, lawyers are asked to provide advice on this area as well. Also, in this area, not only are we required to have knowledge of the latest laws (and in certain cases, to provide advice in light of the history and/or future trends of revisions to the law), but also it is essential to know practical trends and regulatory authorities’ policies.

3. Our active involvement in corporate governance reform is reflected in our advice
Our firm has ample experience in matters related to corporate governance from our long-term involvement in those matters. We also actively involve ourselves in recent corporate governance reform through participation in the activities of a specified non-profit corporation (CG-net) and secondment of our attorneys to regulatory authorities. Through such activities, our attorneys have obtained practical knowledge and experience and they keep themselves informed about the latest trends in corporate governance. Taking advantages of such resources, we strive to present our clients with the optimal solutions to respond to their practical needs based on our thorough legal research.

News

Shin Ushijima’s comment regarding SBI Shinsei Bank’s delisting was published on NHK NEWS WEB.

Shin Ushijima appeared on a Radio NIKKEI program titled “Naoya Yoshino’s NIKKEI News Clippings.”

Shin Ushijima’s comment regarding Toshiba’s delisting was published in the Asahi Shimbun morning edition and other media.

Shin Ushijima’s comment regarding Johnny & Associates was published in the Yukan Fuji.

Shin Ushijima’s comment regarding the sale of Sogo & Seibu was published in the Yomiuri Shimbun morning edition.

Shin Ushijima appeared on a Radio NIKKEI program titled “Naoya Yoshino’s NIKKEI News Clippings.”

Kenji Sarukura’s comment was posted on THE SANKEI NEWS and published in the Sankei Shimbun morning edition.

Shin Ushijima’s comment regarding Bigmotor’s apology press conference was posted on Nikkei Business Online Edition.

Shin Ushijima delivered a lecture on directors’ responsibility.

Shin Ushijima’s comment regarding the Olympics bribery scandal was posted on Asahi Shimbun Digital.

A dialogue between Shin Ushijima and Shinji Hatta, professor emeritus at Aoyama Gakuin University, was posted on Governance Q.

A dialogue between Shin Ushijima and Shinji Hatta, professor emeritus of Aoyama Gakuin University, was posted on Governance Q.

Shin Ushijima delivered a lecture on corporate governance.

Shin Ushijima delivered a lecture on corporate governance.

Shin Ushijima delivered a lecture on corporate governance.

Our attorneys received a high evaluation in The Best Lawyers™ in Japan 2024.

Shin Ushijima’s comment on electric power cartel was published in the Mainichi Shimbun morning edition.

Shin Ushijima delivered a lecture titled “The Only Way to Survive for Japan.”

Shin Ushijima’s comment regarding Olympics bid rigging was published in the Yomiuri Shimbun morning edition.

Shin Ushijima’s interview regarding activists was posted on Asahi Shimbun Digital.

Shin Ushijima’s comment on the issue of Japan Post’s acquisition of offices was published in the Asahi Shimbun morning edition.

Shin Ushijima’s comment on the issue of Japan Post’s acquisition of offices was posted on Asahi Shimbun Digital.

An article regarding corporate governance written by Shin Ushijima was published in Bungei Shunju.

Shin Ushijima’s interview regarding corporate governance was published in the Yomiuri Shimbun.

Shin Ushijima delivered a lecture on corporate governance.

Shin Ushijima’s interview regarding corporate governance was published in the Nihon Keizai Shimbun.

Shin Ushijima delivered a lecture on corporate governance.

Shin Ushijima delivered a lecture on corporate governance at a Voluntary Seminar 2022 of the Japan Corporate Governance Network held in the Kansai Region.

Shin Ushijima appeared on a BS TV Tokyo program titled “This is it, Japan!” and held a discussion with Hirofumi Nomoto, Chairman & Representative Director of Tokyu Corporation.

Shin Ushijima’s interview was posted on JAPAN Forward.

Kenji Sarukura’s comment on crisis management and handling of misdoings was published in the Asahi Shimbun.

An interview of Shin Ushijima about corporate governance was posted on “DIAMOND online.”

Kenji Sarukura delivered a lecture on responses to scandals and measures to prevent them.

Shin Ushijima delivered a lecture on corporate governance.

An interview of Shin Ushijima about corporate governance was posted on M&A Online.

An online seminar on the Whistleblower Protection Act delivered by Hiroyuki Yamauchi, hosted by BUSINESS LAWYERS, was introduced on its website for members.

A book of Shin Ushijima’s essays was published.

Shin Ushijima had a talk with Mr. Soichiro Tahara.

Kenji Sarukura’s webinar on the scandal was introduced.

Shin Ushijima delivered a lecture on corporate governance.

Shin Ushijima had a talk with Mr. Takehiko Nakao.

Shin Ushijima had a talk with Mr. Toshiaki Yamaguchi, Attorney-at-Law.

Shin Ushijima’s comment on corporate governance was published in the Asahi Shimbun.

Shin Ushijima had a talk with a prominent person.

Kenji Sarukura delivered a lecture on specific cases of scandals.

Shin Ushijima had a talk with a prominent person.

Our firm and lawyers received high evaluations in The Best Lawyers™ in Japan 2023.

Shin Ushijima’s comment on corporate governance was published in the Asahi Shimbun.

Shin Ushijima had a talk with a prominent person.

Shin Ushijima’s interview regarding outside directors was published in Nikkei Business magazine.

Shin Ushijima had a talk with a prominent person.

Shin Ushijima delivered a lecture on corporate governance at a seminar hosted by the Energy Science, Technology and Industrial Policy Study Group.

Shin Ushijima delivered a lecture on corporate governance at Zaikai Business Club hosted by ZAIKAI Co., Ltd.

Shin Ushijima had a talk with a prominent person.

Shin Ushijima had a talk with a prominent person.

Shin Ushijima delivered a lecture on corporate governance at a Voluntary Seminar 2021 of the Japan Corporate Governance Network held in the Kansai Region.

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