Yosuke Taguchi

◆ Practice Areas

◆ Education

2004High School, Whitfield School (St. Louis, MO. USA)
2009B.A., Waseda University
2011LL.M., The University of Pennsylvania Law School
2013J.D., Waseda University Law School
2013Passed the National Bar Exam

◆ Experience

2014 to dateHibiya Park Law Offices

◆ Writings


  • “Judicial Precedents Commentary Series, No. 4 — Livedoor Class-action Lawsuit Filed by the General Investors (Judgment of First Instance) –” (in Gekkan Kansayaku (Monthly Statutory Auditor))
    Published by Public Interest Incorporated Association Japan Audit & Supervisory Board Association (2018)
  • “Points of the Major Revision of Taiwan’s Company Law” (in Shojihomu Portal)
    Published by Shojihomu (2018)
  • “A Trend in Products Liability Suits in the United States regarding Health Hazard by Herbicides” (in Shojihomu Portal)
    Published by Shojihomu (2019)

◆ Representative Engagements

Litigation/Dispute Resolution

  • Counsel to an overseas manufacturer in an international arbitration case between motorcycle manufacturers (arbitration in English).
  • Counsel to a respondent in an international arbitration case between entertainment companies.
  • Counsel to a foreign inventor in a commercial mediation case regarding IT-related patents.
  • Counsel to a foreign investor in a dispute regarding acquisition price of stock.
  • Supported lawsuits in multiple countries, including the U.S. and Hong Kong, to which a Japanese company is a party.
  • Counsel to a director of a listed company in a lawsuit to enforce liability of the director.
  • Counsel to an investor in a lawsuit to enforce liability of a director of a listed company.
  • Counsel to a plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking an injunction and claiming compensation for damages pursuant to the Unfair Competition Prevention Act.
  • Counsel to a defendant manufacturer in a product liability lawsuit.
  • Counsel to a user in a system development lawsuit.
  • Counsel to a defendant entertainment company in a lawsuit over movie production.
  • Counsel to a company in a dispute accompanying dismissal of a director.
  • Counsel to a patent holder in numerous patent infringement lawsuits/disputes.

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Counsel to a Japanese listed company, practiced due diligence, and prepared and negotiated contracts in an acquisition of a U.S. brand by the Japanese listed company through share transfer.
  • Counsel to a listed company, drafted and negotiated contracts in carrying out a capital increase through third-party allotment and capital and business tie-up.
  • Counsel to a foreign company, prepared and negotiated contracts in establishing a joint venture between the foreign company and a Japanese listed company.
  • Conducted due diligence investigation, prepared and negotiated contracts, and offered advice on response to the Antimonopoly Act in acquisitions of energy retailers, housing operators, and restaurants.

Crisis Management/Internal Investigation Commission for Handling Misconduct

  • Administration for the Crisis Management Committee of SURUGA bank Ltd. regarding share-house loans.
  • Internal investigation committees on harassment cases in listed companies.

◆ Languages

Japanese and English
– spent 13 years abroad (U.S.A. and Hong Kong)