- June 1982
- Born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan
- March 2001
- Graduated from Tokai High School
- March 2006
- Received his LL.B. from Waseda University
- March 2008
- Received his J.D. from Chuo University Graduate School of Law
- December 2009
- Received his Diploma from the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (New 62nd)
- December 2009
- Registered as a Japanese attorney
- July 2016
- Joined Iwata
Mr. Matsubara is engaged mainly in corporate legal affairs in general, dispute resolutions , and corporate matters.
After registering as an Japanese attorney, he took charge of many disputes in areas of labor, real estate, and financial at the law office in Tokyo and served as a representative for a large-scale specialized lawsuit at the government agency (on secondment), and then, he joined Iwata Godo. In recent years, he has been in charge of litigation/dispute resolution, intellectual property legal affairs, and management and legal affairs, including the general meeting of shareholders, both in Japan and overseas.
His practice area and major experiences are as follows.
1．Litigation / Dispute resolutions
Various litigations for compensation of damages, real estate lawsuits, rent increase/decrease claims, revocation/obligating/injunctive litigations against administrative dispositions, termination of continuous contractual relationship, construction disputes, financial lawsuits, dealing with product defects, injunctive litigations for use of trademarks, litigations concerning trade secrets, labor-related legal disputes (including invalidation of dismissal, labor tribunal, etc.), disputes for control of a company, dealing with cartel suspicion case, support for overseas lawsuits.
2．Debt collection / Bankruptcy
Collection of loans/accounts receivable/funds, execution of security interest, execution of claims and real estate, petition for order of provisional seizure, corporate bankruptcy, dealing with bankruptcy procedures such as civil rehabilitation.
3．Corporate legal affairs and other general corporate legal affairs
・JVA, various license agreements (II services, patents/know-hows, trademarks, etc.), dealer agreements, master transaction agreements (Japan, China, etc.)
・Support for general meeting of shareholders (formulation of agenda, legal documents, dealing with shareholders' proposals, supporting rehearsal and secretariat)
・Provision of advice / preparation of written opinion concerning legality of management decisions made by directors.
・Provision of various advice, supporting for examination procedures/commitment procedures, with regard to the Antimonopoly Act (trading on restrictive terms, unfair trading such as abuse of dominant bargaining position, sharing of competition-sensitive information, etc.)
・Labor (dismissal, demotion, unpaid allowance for overtime work, worker’s accident)
・The regulations on the Protection of Personal Information (including awareness-raising activities for employees)
・Provision of advice concerning legality of sales activities based on the Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations.
Industry laws; automobiles (dealers, manufacturers, manufacturers of automobile parts), manufacturers of materials, banks, construction, real estate, etc.)
Utilizing my experience of handling various and numerous litigation and mediation cases including civil, family and criminal cases, I will do my best in litigation activities. I also work on the provision of advice as well as in-house seminars that are easy to understand for those who belong to divisions/departments that are not very familiar with laws and regulations.
Japan Association of the Law of Civil Procedure
Secretary of Civil Trial Committee (Japan Federation of Bar Associations)
Vice Chairman of Special Committee on Civil Litigation Problems (Tokyo Bar Association)
List of Main Publications
・”Current Status and Issues of Digital Platformer Regulations in Recent Years” (co-author, September 2020 issue , Chizaikanri)・ Theories and Business Practices of Prescription and Limitation of Period (co-author, Nihon Kajo Publishing Co., Ltd.、2018)
・Review of Precedents / Judgment of the Supreme Court of Japan, 2nd Petty Bench, July 8, 2016 (Analysis of Tax Cases and Ruling, May 2017 issue, Zaikeishohosha)
・“Information Leakage and Directors’ Responsibility for Establishment of Internal Control System” (co-author, Shoji Homu No. 2117)
・“Practice for Attorneys Acting as Representatives in Civil Cases – III: Evidence Collection and Proof –” (co-author, Seirin-Shoin, October 2012)
・“Practice for Attorneys Acting as Representatives in Civil Cases – II: Organizing Issues –” (co-author, Seirin-Shoin, April 2011)
2020.09Shoji Homu Portal
Matsubara Takahiro's commentary titled "Revised 'Guidelines for Promoting Side Jobs/Part-Time Jobs" - Clarification of Rules regarding Management of Working Hours in cases of Side Jobs/Part-Time Jobs." Is available on the Shoji Home Portal Site.
Okushi Kenichi, Matsuda Akira and Matsubara Takahiro authored an article titled "Current Status and Issues of Digital Platformer Regulations in Recent Years - Focusing on Notable Foreign Regulations and Domestic Competition Laws and Regulations" which appears in September 2020 issue of Chizaikanri.
2020.05Shoji Homu Portal
Matsubara Takahiro's commentary titled "The Association of Corporate Legal Departments publishes the 'Opinions on the Response for General Meeting of Shareholders under the State of Emergency Declaration " is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.
2019.12Shoji Homu Portal
Matsubara Takahiro's commentary titled "The Financial Services Agency Updates 'Good Case Studies on Disclosure of Descriptive Information' - and Publishes 'Executives' Remuneration, etc.'" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.
2019.09Shoji Homu Portal
Matsubara Takahiro's commentary titled "The Consumer Affairs Agency Announces the Conclusive Judgment of Appeal Concerning the Proceedings between Saitama Association to Eradicate Consumer Damage and NTT DOCOMO, Inc." is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.
2019.03Shoji Homu Portal
Matsubara Takahiro's commentary titled "The Japan Fair Trade Commission Publishes Cabinet Decision on 'Bill to Partly Amend the Act on Prohibition of Private Monopolization and Maintenance of Fair Trade'" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.
Motomura Takeshi, Yoshihara Tomomichi, Okushi Kenichi, Matsubara Takahiro, Mori Shunsuke and other lawyers' commentary article on a judgment rendered by the Tokyo High Court on October 31, 2018 regarding a case in which they represented a real-estate company as plaintiff and claims for damages equivalent to the lost rent and attorneys’ fees were accepted based on the legal principles of negligence in concluding a contract and on the original decision rendered by the Tokyo District Court on March 29, 2018 (regarding a case where a tenant candidate was found to be liable for damages based on negligence in concluding a contract regarding its refusal of executing a contract) appears in the Kinyu Shoji Hanrei No. 1557.
2018.12Shoji Homu Portal
Matsubara Takahiro's commentary titled "The Modern Slavery Bill 2018 in Australia: Overview, Practical Impact on Exempted Companies and ESG Disclosure" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.
2018.08Shoji Homu Portal
Matsubara Takahiro's commentary titled "Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Used Prosecutorial Agreement System (Plea Bargaining) to Deal with Charges Filed against Its Former Officers and Employee" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.
A book authored by our lawyers entitled "Theories and Business Practices of Prescription and Limitation of Period" is published by Nihon Kajo Publishing Co., Ltd.
- KASHIWAGI Kensuke EIGUCHI Manabu ITO Hiroki AOKI Shinji MUTOU Yuuki ITO Nanako FUJIWARA Hiroki MATSUDA Akira TOKUMARU Daisuke MATSUBARA Takahiro MARUYAMA Shinji KAKUNO Shu TOMITA Yusuke UENISHI Takuya KUDO Ryohei BEPPU Fumiya MORI Shunsuke KARASAWA Akira SAITO Hiroki YAMADA Kohei HORITA Koji SUZUKI Tomohiro NAKAMURA Saeko SASAKI Tomoo YU Zhiming Landry GUESDON
2017.12Shoji Homu Portal
Matsubara Takahiro's commentary titled "Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. Announces Revisions to the 'Policies and Activities against Cluster Bombs'" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.
2017.09Shoji Homu Portal
Matsubara Takahiro's commentary titled "Tax Treatment for Any Gains Arising from Use of Bitcoins" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.
2017.05Shoji Homu Portal
Matsubara Takahiro's commentary titled "JFTC Publishes the Report of the Study Group on the Antimonopoly Act and Invites Public Comments on Review of the Administrative Monetary Penalty System" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.
2017.02Shoji Homu Portal
Matsubara Takahiro's commentary titled "METI Establishes 'Guidebook to Utilization of Camera Image Data, ver1.0'" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.
2016.08Shoji Homu Portal
Matsubara Takahiro's commentary titled "There Will be a Case that "Shareholders' List" is Required for Commercial Registration" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.
We welcomed new attorneys, Matsubara Takahiro and Iida Hiroshi.