弁護士等紹介

LAWYERS

WAKABAYASHI Shigeo

WAKABAYASHI Shigeo

Title
Representative Partner
Languages
Japanese (native)/English

Career Summary

August 1954
Born in Tokyo, Japan
March 1973
Graduated from Komaba Toho High School
March 1977
Received his LL.B. from Hitotsubashi University
1977-1978
Worked for Marubeni Corporation
March 1982
Received his Diploma from the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court (34th)
April 1982
Registered as a Japanese attorney
January 1989
Joined Iwata Godo
June 1993
Received his LL.M. from the University of Washington Law School
1993-1994
Seconded to Willkie, Farr & Gallagher LLP, New York
February 1996
Admitted to the New York State Bar Association
1999-2009
Appointed as a Director of the SMBC Debt-collection Company (A service-provider company of the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation)
2002-2004
Appointed as a Lecturer in the area of civil affairs at the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court
June 2003-May 2017
Appointed as an Auditor at Shinsei Pulp & Paper Company Limited
2004-2009
Appointed as an Auditor at Shin Caterpillar Mitsubishi Ltd.
2005-2007
Examiner of the National Bar Examination at the Ministry of Justice of Japan (in charge of Civil Code)
2007-2009
Appointed as an Adjunct Professor at Surugadai University, the Faculty of Law and Law Research Department
2010
Appointed as a Vice-President of the Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association
April 2011
Appointed as a Professor at Hitotsubashi University, Law School
2015-2018
Appointed as a Director of Keihin Corporation
April 2018
Appointed as the President of the Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association
Appointed as a Vice President of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations

Engaged Cases

-December 1996 Litigation of Mizushima air pollution (representing the company)
-July 1998 Litigation between the Sumitomo Bank, Limited and the Juutaku Loan Servicer (representing the bank)
-November 2000 Litigation of air pollution in the south region of Nagoya (representing the company)
-December 2002 Revocation suit of not permitting effluent disposition between Abekawa Paper Co., Ltd. and administrators in the water-supply business, etc. of Shizuoka-shi (representing the Company)
-July 2008 Decision cancellation case for fixed assets evaluation (representing the taxpayer)

Message

We proudly announce that the year of 2017 marks the 115th anniversary of Iwata Godo’s foundation. This achievement would not have been possible without the long-term support from our clients. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to everyone who has helped us to date.
Over the years, we have not only enjoyed steady business growth but also enhanced competitiveness as an all-around legal advisor.
Aiming to enable us to provide the best and the strongest support to our clients through our client-oriented approach so that they can adopt themselves to an ever-changing business environment and times, we have consistently undertaken various kinds of initiatives. They include hiring promising young lawyers, welcoming experienced attorneys and foreign lawyers qualified to practice in Japan, dispatching our lawyers to external organizations such as courts, government agencies, banks, business corporations and overseas law firms, working together with overseas law firms, supporting our lawyers in studying at overseas law schools, and inviting leading figures in financial and tax administrations as our special advisors.
We will continue to strive to improve and enhance capabilities of our workforce both in terms of quality and quantity, so that we will be able to cater to a broad range of needs of our clients and thus make them achieve a great level of satisfaction.

From now on, we, as a team, will further enhance our efforts and continue to be fully committed to delivering excellent legal services to our clients. We would very much appreciate your continuous support.

List of Main Publications

“New Story of Shareholders' Meeting” (co-author, Shoji Houmu, 2017)
“Commercial Judicial Precedent which Adds Color to the Period” (co-author, Shoji Houmu, 2015)

Publications

News

  • 2014.04

    Wakabayashi Shigeo, Ueda Atsushi and Oura Takashi represented a bank in a case at the Tokyo High Court and its commentary article on the judicial decision made on March 12, 2014 (the decision to maintain the decision made by the Tokyo District Court on April 24, 2013 that rejected an assertion of the invalidity of declaration of intention on the ground of miscomprehension made by Japan Federation of Credit Guarantee Corporations, who provided the bank with credit guarantee, for the case that the main debtor was antisocial forces) appeared in Kinyu Homu Jijo, Vol. 1991 and the Financial and Business Law Precedents Vol. 1439.

  • 2013.06

    Wakabayashi Shigeo and Suzuki Masato held a "Lunch Seminar on the Revision of Civil Code (in the Area of Claims)" at our seminar room.

  • 2013.01

    Wakabayashi Shigeo was appointed as another Representative Partner as of January 2013, besides Takeuchi Yo.