Hitoshi Yokokura

Partner,Tokyo Bar Association Member Japan Institute of Certified Public Accountants Tokyo Association of Certified Public Accountants

With professional experience of more than ten years each, he possesses deep and rich knowledge in law and accountancy. With outstanding professional ability that earns the trust of attorneys within and outside of the firm, he accepts countless requests for assistance in difficult cases and successfully brings resolution to them. He specializes in both legal and accounting fields, actively engages in providing a wide range of corporate legal services.

With a personal belief of providing a genuine one-stop service, he provides advice based on deep knowledge of both in law and accountancy.

Education and Professional Background

1992 : Graduated from Waseda University, School of Political Science and Economics
1992 : Joined Asahi Shinwa LLC (currently KPMG AZSA LLC)
1995 : Registered as certified public account
2006 : Graduated from Waseda Law School
2007 : Registered as attorney at law in Japan
2007 : Joined Bingham Sakai Mimura Aizawa (currently Anderson Mori & Tomotsune)
2014 : Joined Waseda Legal Commons, LPC

Main Industries of Clients

Renewable energy, railroad facility construction, healthcare (medical and nursing care), pharmaceutical research and development, seafood processing, logistics, real estate leasing, auditing firms, etc.

Practice Areas

Area of law: Corporate legal affairs, litigation (corporate, civil, administrative, including tax affairs), corporate crimes cases, insolvency proceedings, business turnaround, M&A, various investigation services (legal due diligence, investigation into fraud and scandal, especially corporate accounting fraud, by third party committee), compliance, risk management, inheritance and business succession
Areas in accounting and tax: Forensic accounting, support for introduction or maintenance of internal control systems, valuation of business and share, financial due diligence, and various tax advice.

Membership and Official Positions

1988 : Graduated from the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law

Message

Provide true one-stop service to our clients. That is my philosophy. Once a “case” arises, it can cause a variety of legal, financial, and tax issues at the same time. I want to accurately grasp the issues that are piling up and provide the best possible advice to my clients. I would also like to prevent the occurrence of “incidents” by being a good advisor to my clients on a regular basis.

Languages

Japanese