Ken was admitted as an attorney-at-law in Japan in 2015 and newly registered as a foreign lawyer in Hong Kong.
Ken had earned his law degrees (LL.B and J.D) from Kyoto University and after working as a lawyer for a few years in Japan, he was awarded an LL.M in International Economic Law from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2020.
Prior to joining Wellington Legal, Ken worked in Yodoyabashi & Yamagami LPC, one of the big-four law firms in Osaka. He has wide experience in all aspects of corporate and commercial matters, including merger & acquisition, regulatory and compliance, real estate, tort and dispute resolution.
In particular he has specialised in the area of intellectual property law and has represented in a variety of complex litigations, trials and mediations in relation to patent, copyright, and design right infringement cases. He was appointed as a lecturer of intellectual property law in Kyoto Sangyo University in academic year of 2018/19. His practicing experience also covers legal issues arising from sports and entertainment area.
With broad knowledge and experience in general corporate matters and specialised insight in intellectual property law, Ken has advised not only listed companies and top-tier companies but also start-ups and SMEs in Japan from holistic perspective.
Ken is fluent in Japanese and English.
LLM Representative, the Graduate Law Student Association at the Chinese University of Hong Kong 2019/20
Lecturer, Kyoto Sangyo University 2018/19
Member, the Copyright Law Association of Japan 2018
Arbitrator and Mediator, the Japan Sports Arbitration Agency 2017
Member, the Sports and Entertainment Law Association of Osaka Bar Association 2016
Member, Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) 2016