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Introduction

Aoi Law Office is a firm which mainly represents the investors, or victims, in the case of securities fraud, false representations, Ponzi scheme, and unsuitable investment strategies. Currently we have 8 professionals from different backgrounds. Our combined expertise enables us to deliver advice on virtually all legal issues related to securities fraud etc.

The areas of practice include:
– Securities Fraud
– False Representations
– Debt Collection
– Commercial Litigation
– Tort Litigations in various areas of law
– Advice on various commercial issues related to consumers in Japan.

Office Profile

Firm Name Aoi Law Office
Address Shiseikaikan, BF
1-3 Hibiya Koen, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-0012
Japan
Contact TEL: +81-3-3501-3600 (general)
FAX: +81-3-3501-3601 (general)
Email: tsuda@aoi-law.com
Established February, 2003
Number of Professionals 8 (as of November 1, 2017)

Professionals

Tetsuro Arai
Partner
Publications / Lectures:
“The Legal Practice for the Protection/Relief of the Investors”, A joint work with the lawyers of Aoi law office, revised edition: March 2015, first edition: November 2012 (in Japanese)
Education:
– Waseda University (BA, 2000)
– Legal Training and Research Institute of Supreme Court of Japan (2001)
Professional and Academic Associations:
– Committee on Consumer Protection, Japan Federation of Bar Associations (2004~ Member, 2016 ~Vice Chairman)
– Special Committee on Consumer Protection, Tokyo Bar Association (2002~ Member, 2003~2004 Vice Chairman)
– Conference on Consumer Law (Member)
Languages:
– Japanese (native)
– English

Junko Asai
Partner
Publications / Lectures:
“Liability of joint tort-feasors who lent their names to main offenders”, JACAS JOURNAL No.174, p.6-7, March 2017 (in Japanese)
“The Legal Practice for the Protection/Relief of the Investors”, A joint work with the lawyers of Aoi law office, revised edition: March 2015, first edition: November 2012 (in Japanese)
“The Gist of Act on Specified Commercial Transactions”, Kigyo-Jitsumu (A magazine for small to medium enterprises), A separate volume p.1-16, September 2015
“The Trick of Fraudulent Business Practice”, Kigyo-Jitsumu, p.96-99, September 2012
Education:
– Keio University (LL.B., 2001)
– Legal Training and Research Institute of Supreme Court of Japan (2007)
Professional and Academic Associations:
– Special Committee on Consumer Protection, Tokyo Bar Association (Member)
– Committee on Lawyers’ Gender Equality, Tokyo Bar Association (Member)
Languages:
– Japanese (native)
– English

Kenji Ota
Partner
Publications / Lectures:
“The Legal Practice for the Protection/Relief of the Investors”, A joint work with the lawyers of Aoi law office, revised edition: March 2015, first edition: November 2012 (in Japanese)
Education:
– Waseda University (BA, 1998)
– Meiji University School of Law (J.D., 2007)
– Legal Training and Research Institute of Supreme Court of Japan (2008)
Professional and Academic Associations:
– Special Committee on Consumer Protection, Tokyo Bar Association (Member)
Languages:
– Japanese (native)
– English

Akihiro Gotan
Partner
Publications / Lectures:
“The Legal Practice for the Protection/Relief of the Investors”, A joint work with the lawyers of Aoi law office, revised edition: March 2015, first edition: November 2012 (in Japanese)
Education:
– Waseda University (BA, 2001)
– Legal Training and Research Institute of Supreme Court of Japan (2010)
Professional and Academic Associations:
– Special Committee on Consumer Protection, Tokyo Bar Association (2016~Vice Chairman)
Languages:
– Japanese (native)
– English

Kenichiro Tsuda
Partner
Publications / Lectures:
Commentary on judicial precedents (Tokyo District Court, November 30, 2010 and June 17, 2016) (2017, in Japanese)
Commentary on judicial precedents (Tokyo High Court, March 20, 2014), in Consumer Law News No. 106, 107 and 109 (2016, in Japanese)
“The Legal Practice for the Protection/Relief of the Investors”, A joint work with the lawyers of Aoi law office, revised edition: March 2015, first edition: November 2012 (in Japanese)
Japan Chapter, The Mergers & Acquisitions Review, Seventh Edition (2013)
Japan Chapter, The Mergers & Acquisitions Review, Sixth Edition (2012)
Japan Chapter, The Mergers & Acquisitions Review, Fifth Edition (2011)
Education:
– London School of Economics (BA, 2000)
– University of Cambridge (MPhil, 2002)
– Tokyo University Law School (J.D., 2009)
– Legal Training and Research Institute of Supreme Court of Japan (2010)
Professional and Academic Associations:
– Committee on the Reform of Civil Legal Procedure, Japan Federation of Bar Associations (2016~ )
– Special Committee on Consumer Protection, Tokyo Bar Association (Member)
Languages:
– Japanese (native)
– English (fluent)

Chiyo Toda
Associate
Publications:
-“Getting the Deal Through – Asset Recovery 2013: in 19 jurisdictions worldwide”, Japan Chapter, A joint work with the lawyers of Latham and Watkins Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise: 2002 (in English).
– “The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review, Japan Chapter, A joint work with the lawyers of Latham and Watkins Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise, third edition: 2012 (in English)
– “The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review, Japan Chapter, A joint work with the lawyers of Latham and Watkins Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise, forth edition: 2013 (in English)
Lectures
– A special lecture on “Practical Studies in Law and Policy from Japanese Perspective” at Tohoku University for international students (in English): October 16th, 2015, November 11th, 2016, October 20th, 2017
Education:
– Hitotsubashi University (BA, 2007)
– Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Law (J.D., 2010)
– Legal Training and Research Institute of Supreme Court of Japan (2011)
Professional and Academic Associations:
– Special Committee on Consumer Protection, Tokyo Bar Association (Member)
Languages:
– Japanese (native)
– English (fluent)

Tomohiro Mitsugi
Associate
Publications / Lectures:
“The Legal Practice for the Protection/Relief of the Investors”, A joint work with the lawyers of Aoi law office, revised edition: March 2015, first edition: November 2012 (in Japanese)
Education:
– Waseda University (LL.B., 2009)
– Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Law (J.D., 2011)
– Legal Training and Research Institute of Supreme Court of Japan (2012)
Professional and Academic Associations:
– Special Committee on Consumer Protection, Tokyo Bar Association (Member)
Languages:
– Japanese (native)
– English

Yutaro Iso
Associate
Publications / Lectures:
“The Legal Practice for the Protection/Relief of the Investors”, A joint work with the lawyers of Aoi law office, revised edition: March 2015, first edition: November 2012 (in Japanese)
Education:
– Keio University (LLB, 2009)
– Keio University Law School (J.D., 2011)
– Legal Training and Research Institute of Supreme Court of Japan (2013)
Professional and Academic Associations:
– Special Committee on Consumer Protection, Tokyo Bar Association (Member)
Languages:
– Japanese (native)
– English

Contact
TEL: +81-3-3501-3600 (general)
FAX: +81-3-3501-3601 (general)
Email: tsuda@aoi-law.com