Legal Solutions for True Harmony in a Complex World │ 真和総合法律事務所


  • November 2023
    Our partner, Daisuke Takahashi will give speeches in the sessions “Beyond the hotline: best practices to manage ESG complaints from workers, communities, business partners, and other stakeholders” and “ESG and human rights : unpacking the IBA 2023 Updated Guidance on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights” in the International Bar Association Annual Conference in Paris, France.

About Our Firm

SHINWA LAW (Shinwa Sohgoh Law Offices) is one of the leading law firms in Japan.

In Japanese, “SHINWA” means true harmony. As the name suggests, SHINWA LAW is committed to providing our clients with truly harmonious solutions for their business and life through our comprehensive and integrated legal services.

Our firm was established in the early 2000s by three experienced attorneys who had served as senior bar association executives. Since then, our firm has been expanding our legal practices with attorneys with various fields of expertise and has been providing one-stop legal services for Japanese and international clients for more than 20 years.

Areas of Practices

We have been helping international clients, including corporations, individuals and governments, to solve various legal issues related to Japan with our deep understanding of Japanese laws in a global context.

Our areas of practices include:

  • International Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Labor Law
  • Finance Law
  • Risk and Crisis Management
  • Accident Management and Compensation
  • Litigation, Mediation, and Arbitration
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Administrative and Tax Law
  • Family Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Environment, Energy, & Real Estate Law
  • Competition Law

Our Attorneys

Approximately 25 attorneys belong to our firm. Our attorneys have various fields of expertise and have held important positions within Japan such as president and vice president of bar associations; prosecutor; judge; government advisor; diet member; faculty member of the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court; faculty member of universities; board members of companies; and external legal counsel.

List of Our Attorneys (As of 2023)

  • Makoto NISHIZAKA;
  • Koji IWATA;
  • Tatsuo SUZUE;
  • Mariko MATSUMURA;
  • Akihiro SATO;
  • Yutaka AIKAWA;
  • Izumi AIKAWA;
  • Takayuki SHIONOYA;
  • Fumiaki KOMURA;
  • Noriko OGAWA;
  • Hiroaki IZUMI;
  • Daisuke TAKAHASHI;
  • Tatsuyuki WATANABE;
  • Kozue TAKAYAMA;
  • Takeshi KATAGIRI;
  • Hiroshi IKEDA;
  • Kenta SATO;
  • Masako TASAKI;
  • Nobuaki HOSHINO;
  • Takafumi OSHIMA;
  • Kazuki KAWASHIMA;
  • Mayumi MATSUSHITA;
  • Yuto SUZUKI;
  • Yukio EDANO

For the details of our attorneys’ backgrounds, please see our Japanese webpage.

Contact to Our International Team

If you have any inquiry or question about our law firm or our legal service, please feel free to contact Ms. Mariko MATSUMURA, Mr. Daisuke TAKAHASHI, and Mr. Yuto SUZUKI, partners in charge of international affairs of our firm.

  • Ms. Mariko MATSUMURA

    • ・Vice President, Japan Federation of Bar Associations in charge of international affairs (2022-2023)
    • ・President, Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association (2022-2023)
    • ・Georgetown LLM
  • Mr. Daisuke TAKAHASHI

    • ・Co-Chair, Business Human Rights Committee, International Bar Association (2023-2024)
    • ・Fletcher LLM / Aix-Marseille, Hamburg & Bologna EMLE (triple degrees)
  • Mr. Yuto SUZUKI

    • ・Member of Lawyers Network for Foreigners (2019-Present)
    • ・Lecturer(part-time), Commercial and Corporate Law, National Tax College(2022-Present)


Our office is located in the business and financial center of Tokyo, only a few minutes’ walk from Tokyo station and Nihonbashi station.

4F, Nihonbashi Kato Bldg.,
2-1-14, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0027

  • 1 min walk from Nihonbashi Subway station(Exit B0 or B5).
  • 7 min walk from Tokyo JR station (Yaesu North Exit).