SATO RyoPartner, Member of Daini Tokyo Bar Association

He has extensive experience in corporate legal affairs, including contract preparation and contract negotiation, M&A, intellectual property rights management; and disputes relating to the Companies Act, including corporate control disputes, company and shareholders disputes relating governance, shareholder representative lawsuits, and disputes relating to stock value.

Amongst the top contributors of cases of the firm and with a career track record more than 6,000 corporate legal affairs cases, he is well-versed in the Payment Services Act that regulates cryptocurrency transactions and electronic payments. He provides not only legal advice but also consultations on the entire business model to companies confronted with issues relating to new business models. In recent year, he consistently gains recognition in the area of M&A from clients including listed companies and has achieved results for both buyers and sellers.

Education and Professional Background

2005
Graduated from Waseda University, School of Commerce
2007
Graduated from Ritsumeikan University School of Law
2008
Registered as attorney at law in Japan
Joined Kojima Law Offices
2015
Joined Waseda Legal Commons, LPC

Practice Areas

Support for inbound investment to Japan, establishment and implementation of internal compliance, contract preparation and contract negotiation, intellectual property management, dispute resolutions regarding corporate.

Membership and Official Positions

Board member of Japan Asia Business Association
Asia Business Confederation

Language(s)

Japanese, English