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Yuji Shimada


Yuji Shimada is a corporate lawyer, whose practice covers cross-border mergers & acquisitions, corporate reorganization, market entry related regulatory advice, corporate establishment advice, and general corporate advisory matters.

He has extensive experience in national security regulations such as foreign direct investment regulations of Japan.

Bar admissionsBengoshi registered with the Tokyo Bar Associations


  • Advised a UK based multinational medical device company on the divestiture of part of its business in Japan.
  • Advised an American compliance company that specializes in the collection and disposal of regulated substances, on the divestiture of its Japan operations.
  • Advised a EU based delivery platform service company on its entrance and expansion in the Japanese market.
  • Advised a Silicon Valley based venture capital on its investment in a Japan based SaaS company.
  • Japanese
  • English
  • Kobe University Law School, J.D., 2009
  • Hitotsubashi University, B.A. in Law, 2007


  • 2023 Overseas Legal News, article in Business Homu, April 2023

Prior Experience

  • 2012-2015: Associate, Japanese law firm
  • 2015-2019: Associate, Japan based international law firm