Toshihiko Shimizu

  • Telephone +81-3-5218-2081 (Direct)
Major Area of Practice

Any and all kind of corporate matters, finance transactions, real-estate transactions, and front-line cases of derivative disputes

1980 The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)
1980 - 1990 Worked for a major trading company
1992 - 1998 Served as judge
1998 Admitted to the bar (Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association)
2000 Columbia Law School (LL.M.)
Apr 2008 -
Mar 2014
Lecturer, Tokyo Metropolitan University Law School
2011 Joined our firm

Bar Association Membership

Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association


I have been supporting all legal aspects of daily business and various transactions of general corporations and investment companies which include giving advice on corporate governance and operation of shareholders meetings. I have also been engaged in dispute resolution cases as well as providing legal services for overall finance field including various kinds of securitization, real-estate business, etc.

After the Lehman Brothers' fall, I have been increasingly engaged in many derivative dispute cases, especially the kinds which involve negotiation with a foreign security company or taking legal actions against them.

Major Achievements
  • Obtained the Supreme Court judgement to reverse the case to the high court based on the finding that the contract was void since it violates the purpose and rational of licensing system of the Real Estate Brokerage Act (2019 – 2021)