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USUI Kouji

USUI Kouji

Title
Partner

Career Summary

December 1978
Born in Tokyo, Japan
March 1997
Graduated from Tokyo Metropolitan Hakuo Senior High School
March 2001
Received his LL.B. from Keio University
October 2006
Received his Diploma from the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (59th)
October 2006
Registered as a Japanese attorney and joined Iwata Godo
2008-2009
Seconded to Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
2011 to April 2013
Seconded to Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

Engaged Cases

・Providing general corporate legal services in a wide range of areas including financial legal practices, M&A and corporate
 reorganizations, and litigations and dispute resolutions.
・Obtained better understanding on financial practices while working for the legal department of a bank, and engaged in legal practices
 for various business sectors (e.g. metals and mineral resources, energy, aviation, chemistry) while working for the legal department
 of a trading company.
 The following outlines the main engaged cases and expertise.

1.Financial Legal Practices
  Providing general financial legal services for banks, money lenders, lease companies, credit loan companies and insurance
  companies. Providing legal advice regarding applicable laws including the Banking Act, the Money Lending Business Act,
  the Act on Specified Commercial Transactions, the Installment Sales Act and the Insurance Business Acts.
  Providing legal support for financial transactions such as syndicated loans, securitization of monetary claims and project financing
  (especially for renewable energy business sector)

2.M&A and Corporate Reorganizations
  Providing legal advice on transfer of shares, transfer of business, merger/consolidation, company split, inter-group restructuring,
  etc.

3.Litigations and Dispute Resolutions
  Engaging in various types of litigation representing plaintiff/defendant, dispute regarding system development, and labor issues
  Mr. Usui also has extended expertise in handling court cases in specialized fields including litigations regarding financial instruments,
  litigations regarding product liabilities, claims for inspection under the Companies Act, claims for determination of stock purchase
  price, claims for provisional disposition regarding attendance at a shareholder meeting, claims for approval of execution of arbitral
  awards in foreign countries.

4.General Corporate Legal Services
  Drafting contracts
  Providing legal support to organize shareholders meetings
  Providing legal advice/drafting legal opinions regarding compliance of directors’ managerial decisions
  Handling investigations on malpractice cases
  Providing legal advice regarding anti-trust laws

Message

Taking advantage of my experience of working at legal department of private corporations, I will strive to provide precise and beneficial legal advice to each client, not through just giving standard responses, but through working out best solutions for each client by always taking their perspectives and working together with them.

List of Main Publications

≪Japanese≫
・“New Story of Shareholders' Meeting” (co-author, Shoji Houmu, 2017)
・"Q&A: Handbook for Outside Directors/ Outside Company Auditors"(co-author, Nihon Kajo Publishing Co., Ltd., 2015)
・"Full Check of Exceptional Cases Regarding Loan Transactions" (co-author, Ginkou Jitsumu, April 2015)
・"Explanation to Customers and Handling of Post-transaction Troubles Regarding Loan Transactions" (co-author, Ginkou Jitsumu, September 2015)
・“Commercial Judicial Precedent which Adds Color to the Period” (co-author, Shoji Houmu, 2015)
・"Special Feature: Q&A on the Amendment to the Companies Act and Business Practices" (co-author, Kinyu Houmu Jijo No. 2002, 2014)
・Shoji Homu, Recent Commercial Judicial Precedent Bulletins (co-author, in serial f rom July 2010 to September 2011))・“Kinzai 3800 Lectures: Tips for tellers in their duties from a legal perspective” (co-author, Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, 2009)
・“Basic laws and ordinances of financial instruments transactions course: Key points of legislative system for consumer protection and the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act Vol. 1” (co-author, Regional Banks Association of Japan, 2009)

Publications

  • 2019.06
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Usui Kouji's commentary titled "LIXIL Group Corporation Publishes Announcement Regarding a Court Filing Request for the Appointment of an Inspector for the Annual General Meeting by Shareholders" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    USUI Kouji 
  • 2019.02
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Usui Kouji's commentary titled "The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Gives Guidance to a Corporation for which Inappropriate Operation of the Discretionary Work System is Confirmed and Announces the Name of the Corporation" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    USUI Kouji 
  • 2018.11
    Publications

    Usui Kouji authored an article titled "Strategic Measures against Financial Regulations that Hinder New Business" which appears as the 8th article of the series "At the Base of Laws" on page 2 of Kinyu Keizai Shimbun on November 5, 2018.

    Author:
    USUI Kouji 
  • 2018.11
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Usui Kouji's commentary titled "The Ministry of Justice Adopts the Proposed Outline of Amendment to the Civil Execution Act at the 182nd meeting of the Legislative Council (held on October 4)" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    USUI Kouji 
  • 2018.06
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Usui Kouji's commentary titled "Response Made by Sekisui House to a Litigation Demand from Its Shareholder" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    USUI Kouji 
  • 2017.12
    Publications

    A book co-authored by Toji Yoshihiro, Ito Hiroki and other attorneys of Iwata Godo entitled "New Story of Shareholders' Meeting" (ShojiHomu Co., Ltd., 2017) is introduced in the article "Books Useful for Corporate Legal Affairs in Food Service Industry" of Business Law Journal No.119.

  • 2017.11
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Usui Kouji's commentary titled "Case Where the Supreme Court of Japan the 2nd Petty Bench Ruled that the Original Decision Regarding Damage in the Private Information Leakage Lawsuit Was a Premature Decision against the Law" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    USUI Kouji 
  • 2017.08
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Usui Kouji's commentary titled "JFTC Makes a Recommendation to Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd." is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    USUI Kouji 
  • 2017.03
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Usui Kouji's commentary titled "Personal Information Protection Commission Establishes Support Site (Regarding the Act on the Protection of Personal Information) for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    USUI Kouji 
  • 2017.01
    Publications

    A book co-authored by 34 attorneys of Iwata Godo including Toji Yoshihiro, Ito Hiroki entitled "New Story of Shareholders' Meeting" is published by ShojiHomu Co., Ltd.

  • 2016.11
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Usui Kouji's commentary titled "Consumer Affairs Agency Publishes Questions and Answers Concerning the Act Partially Amending the Consumer Contract Act (Act No.61 of 2016)" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    USUI Kouji 
  • 2016.08
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Usui Kouji's commentary titled "Consumer Affairs Agency Conducts Surveys Relating to Whistleblower Protection System" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    USUI Kouji 
  • 2016.05
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Usui Kouji's commentary titled "Mitsubishi Motors Announces It Cheated on Fuel Economy Tests for Its Vehicles" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    USUI Kouji 
  • 2016.02
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Usui Kouji's commentary titled "The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Posts a Statement that Mental Disorder Caused by Sexual Harassment is Recognized as a Work-related Accident" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    USUI Kouji 
  • 2015.11
    Publications

    In an article to introduce Iwata Godo, Tago Shinya, Yoshihara Tomomichi, Usui Kouji, and Aoki Shinji discussed Iwata Godo’s legal approach and expertise in the insurance area, which appears in the December 7, 2015 issue of Financial Regulation.

  • 2015.11
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Usui Kouji's commentary titled "Ministry of Justice Announces Change of Attached Information Associated with Revision of Real Property Registration Order, etc. (Enforcement as of November 2)" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    USUI Kouji 
  • 2015.11
    Publications

    A book by our office entitled "Commercial Judicial Precedent which Adds Color to the Period" (supervised by Kanda Hideki, Professor at the University of Tokyo Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, and recommended by Tsuda Hiroki , Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Japan Exchange Group, Inc.) is published by Shoji Homu Co., Ltd.

  • 2015.07
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Usui Kouji's commentary titled "Ministry of Justice Requests for Public Comments on 'Ministerial Ordinance to Partially Revise the Commercial Registration Regulations'(draft)" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    USUI Kouji 
  • 2015.05
    Publications

    Toji Yoshihiro, Usui Kouji, Aoyama Masahiro, Oura Takashi, TomitaYusuke and Uenishi Takuya authored an article entitled "Full Check of Exceptional Cases Regarding Loan Transactions" which appears in Ginkou Jitsumu No.673.

  • 2015.04
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Usui Kouji's commentary titled "Sato Restaurant Systems Co., Ltd. Amended the Articles of Incorporation including the Amendment on the Contracts for Limitation of Liability" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    USUI Kouji 
  • 2015.02
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Usui Koji's commentary titled "Taiyo Nippon Sanso Announces Apology and Notification of Dishonesty of the Former Employee of Subsidiary" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    USUI Kouji 
  • 2014.10
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Usui Kouji's commentary titled "Tokyo District Court Issues an Order which Partly Admits the Demand for Google Head Office in the United States to Remove Search Results" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    USUI Kouji 
  • 2014.09
    Publications

    Toji Yoshihiro, Izumi Atsushi, Usui Kouji, Okushi Kenichi, Kashiwagi Kensuke, Eiguchi Manabu, Ito Hiroki, Matsuda Takao, Aoki Shinji, Kato Mayumi, Mutou Yuuki, Onimaru Nozomi, Fukasawa Atsushi, Arata Ryusuke, Tomita Yusuke, Sato Takaki, Sakamoto Masafumi, Kudo Ryohei, Beppu Fumiya and Karasawa Akira co-authored an article entitled "Special Feature: The Companies Act as Amended and Questions and Answers of Relevant Business Practices – Revisions Concerning Merger and Acquisition" which appears in Kinyu Houmu Jijo No. 2002.

  • 2014.07
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Usui Kouji's commentary titled "Benesse Posts Website Page 'Notice and Apology Regarding Leakage of Personal Information'" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    USUI Kouji 
  • 2014.02
    Publications

    16 lawyers at our office including Motomura Takeshi and Okushi Kenichi contributed to the publication entitled "Q&A concerning Internet banking" published by Kinzai.

Lectures, Seminars and Conferences

  • 2015.12

    Tago Shinya, Yoshihara Tomomichi, Usui Kouji, and Aoki Shinji offered a seminar entitled, "Recent Insurance Claim Cases with Difficulty in Making Judgement about Responsibility ? In View of Judicial Precedents with Regard to Interpretation of an Insurance Contract” at Insurance Forum 2015 (held by Seminar-info Co.,Ltd.) on November 26, 2015.

News

  • 2015.01

    Usui kouji, Oka Kaori, Okushi Kenichi, and Domon Takashi were appointed as partners of our office.