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Exclusive IR Global advisor for Real Estate in Japan since 2016


Partner, Shimuta Law Firm

+81 92 263 8705



Georgetown University Law Center Washington D.C.
Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Business and Economic Law May 2013
Relevant Courses: International Business Transactions, International Project Finance and Investment, 
Law and Foreign Investment in China, International Bankruptcy
The University of Tokyo Tokyo, Japan
Bachelor of Laws March 1999

Professional Experience

Shimuta Law Firm Fukuoka, Japan
Principal Attorney October 2013 – Present
Fukuoka Realty Co., Ltd. Fukuoka, Japan
Part-time Director June 2007 – Present
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer April 2004 – May 2007
Nishimura & Asahi Tokyo, Japan
Associate, Attorney at Law June 2007 – June 2012
Shimuta Law Firm Fukuoka, Japan
Principal Attorney December 2003 – May 2007
Shindo Law Firm Fukuoka, Japan
Associate, Attorney at Law October 2000 – December 2003

Other Information

Bar Admission: Japan, 2000, New York, 2014
Publication: Real Estate Investment Trust (Co-Author), Minjiho-Kenkyukai, June 2012
Other Information: Licensed as a Chief Real Estate Broker under the Japanese Real Estate Brokerage Law since February 2007

Practice Area

For Individuals
Estate planning and Will/ Family laws (Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Paternity) /Property Management for Senior Citizens / Personal Injury (Traffic Accidents, Medical Malpractice) / Real Estate (Purchase and Sale, Leasing (Lessor and Lessee), Dispute regarding Real Estate and Architecture) / Insolvency procedure (Bankruptcy, Civil Rehabilitation) / Consumer Issues / Labor laws / Criminal laws

For Companies
General Corporate, M&A, Start-up Business/ Real Estate, Environmental Laws / Asset Management, Structured Finance/ Insolvency Procedure (Bankruptcy, Civil Rehabilitation, Corporate Reorganization)/ International Transaction / Intellectual Property/ Franchise


About Shimuta Law Firm


The partner of this law firm has practiced at both local and international law firms, and also as a general counsel of an asset management company. This law firm examines client problems from various points of view, and arrives at the best solution for the client.

This law firm can also provide advice to clients through networks with lawyers around the world.


Exclusive IR Global advisor for Real Estate in Japan

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