Kazuhiko Yamagishi | Asahi Law Offices



Successfully resolving an issue facing a client requires both comprehensive knowledge and experience, in order accurately to grasp the nature of the problem and map out the right solution, and specialized expertise in the exact field involved. While tapping into Asahi Law Offices’ collective strengths, I for my part aspire to wear both hats - those of both generalist and specialist.
Personal History

Graduated, Law Division, Faculty of Law, Chuo University



Registered as attorney (Daini Tokyo Bar Association)



Obtained Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the University of Michigan Law School (U.S.)



Worked at the Brussels office of De Bandt, van Hecke & Lagae (currently the Brussels office of Linklaters)



Registered as attorney in the State of New York



Obtained Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium



2001 to present
Auditor, Japan Squash Association



Lecturer, Waseda Law School (Corporate Governance and Business Finance)



2005 to present
Member of The European Union Studies Association – Japan



Lecturer, Keio Law School (EU Legal Affairs/Workshop Program)



Director, Yamato Servicer, Co., Ltd



2008 to present
Candidate for sports arbitrator and adjuster of the Japan Sports Arbitration Agency (JSAA)



2015 to present
Outside Company Auditor, NEW COSMOS ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (Listed in JASDAQ Securities Exchange)



2019 to present
Outside Company Auditor, Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd. (listed on the first section of TSE)

Major Areas of Practice

Disputes in general, including lawsuits and protective procedures; corporate legal matters, including contract preparation and the Companies Act, antitrust law, product liability, intellectual property rights, international trade, EU legal affairs/European laws, leasehold, real estate, domestic relations/inheritance, employment, sports law/sports accidents, and other civil and criminal cases