Hiratsuka & Co.
Hiratsuka & Co.
Hiratsuka & Co. is a Tokyo law firm providing a full range of domestic and cross-border Japanese legal services.
We are known for our clear and sensible advice, which is supported by our wealth of
experience, thorough research and commitment to providing the highest standards of
protection for the rights and interests of our clients.
Since being founded in 1976, we have been instructed by corporations and individuals from all around the globe, including but not limited to Japan, U.K., U.S., France, Germany,
Switzerland, Norway, Greece, Russia, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Brazil and Argentine.
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific consistently rank us in the top tier of Shipping
– Independent Local Firms, Japan.
Our services cover the whole spectrum of Japanese law,
with particular focus on Shipping, Insurance/Reinsurance, International Trade, International Litigation/Arbitration.
University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law (LL.B.), The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan, University of College London, Diploma in Shipping Law, Fellow of International Academy of Trial Lawyers
1997 University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law (LL.B.) / 2002 The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan, Marine Counsel, Hiratsuka & Co. / 2007 Maritime Law Short Course, University of Southampton / P&I Club and law offices in London
2003 University of Tokyo, Bachelor of Arts in Aesthetics
2008 Waseda Law School, Waseda University, Juris Doctor
2010 The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
2012 Hiratsuka & Co.
2013 Maritime Law Short Course, University of Southampton
2009 Waseda University, Bachelor of Education
2014 Tokyo Metropolitan University, Law School, Juris Doctor
2018 The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan, Hiratsuka & Co.
1972 University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law (LL.B) / 1984 University of Tokyo, Graduate School for Law and Politics (LL.M), University of Tokyo Research Associate / 1987 Sophia University, Faculty of Law, Associate Professor / 1992 Sophia University, Faculty of Law, Professor, Visiting Researcher, The University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas / 1996 Tohoku University, Faculty of Law, Professor / 1999 Seikei University, Faculty of Law, Professor / 2004 Visiting Researcher, The University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne / 2010 Seikei University, Dean, Faculty of Law / 2014 Ministry of Justice, Legislative Council, Commercial Code Division (Transport and Maritime) / 2016 Seikei University, Professor Emeritus
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