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Daisuke Takahashi effectively helps clients to solve various legal issues with his deep understanding of Japanese and international laws.

  • Attorney at Law (Japan)

  • Master of Laws (U.S., France, Germany, and Italy)

  • Partner at SHINWA LAW (Shinwa Sohgoh Law Offices)

Daisuke Takahashi


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

Tokyo 103-0027 Japan

Tel: +81-3-3517-5499

Fax: +81-3-3517-6776



Takahashi "SDGs/ESG Business and

Legal Strategy", Shojihomu 2022


Takahashi "Global Legal Compliance Practice", Kinzai 2021 


Takahashi et al "Legal Practice on Cyber Security", Shojihomu 2021 


July, 2022
​Daisuke was interviewed by Thomson Reuters' Asian Leagl Business in the "Geopolitical Risks and Corporate Japan".(in Japanese and with English subtitles)
"Japanese companies have seen rising geo-economic risks from the Ukraine war, which not only requires them to cut Russian businesses but also may force appraisal their businesses with China, as Russia moving closer to China in the face of tightened Western sanctions. ALB has talked to Daisuke Takahashi, international compliance expert and partner of Shinwa Sohgoh Law Offices, about important points to comply with sanctions while keeping businesses alive."
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May 31, 2021
​Daisuke will give a speech in JFBA OECD Joint Webinar “Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence in practice – Responsible Business Conduct and the Role of Lawyers.
He will give a presentation entitled "How Japanese business and lawyers can improve due diligence practices – takeaways from legal practices on Business and Human Rights and case studies on environmental due diligence”.
March 2021
​Daisuke has been appointed as of counsel of Akrivis Law Group, a boutique law firm  focusing on Sanctions, Export Controls & Trade Regulation Compliance, Banking & FinanceInternational Business Transactions, and Anti-Corruption based in Washington DC, while he continues to provide legal service as Japanese attorney through Shinwa Sohgoh Law Offices based in Tokyo.
March 2021
​Daisuke  authored an article "Addressing sanctions compliance challenges for companies in Japan" which was featured on the Issue 97 of World ECR, the journal of Export Controls and Sanctions.
March 2021
Daisuke authored "What management should do for human rights in the age with COVID-19", which was featured as a headline article of Risk Management Today Issue 125 (Japanese).
February 2021 
Daisuke co-authored and co-edited a book "Legal Practice on Cyber Security", published by Shojihomu (Japanese).  
January 21, 2021
Daisuke gave a speech at the High Level Event "The role of Responsible Business Conduct in building resilience - Perspectives from Japan" co-organized by OECD, ILO and EU.
December 25, 2020
Daisuke commented on the news article "Japanese digital platform law compliance requirements expected to spread beyond major platforms" on the PaRR.
November 25 2020
Daisuke served as moderator for an online event for UNICEF Children's Rights in Sport Principles, "Achievement of SDGs through Sports --- Expectation for Business" (Japanese)
November 17, 2020
Daisuke gave a speech at session "Preventing business-related human rights abuses in Asia Pacific: Actors and actions" in the United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights.
November 10, 2020
Daisuke gave a speech at session "Regulation in the global context and the impact on companies in the Asia Pacific Region" in the IBA Virtually Together Conference.
November 6, 2020
Daisuke served as co-moderator for the session "Driving respect using mandatory human rights due diligence" in the IBA Virtually Together Conference.
October, 2020
Daisuke co-authored with Mr. Farhad Alavi an article "How to delist a client from the US Entity List and Japan’s End-User List" on the Issue 93 of World ECR, the journal of Export Controls and Sanctions.
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September 18, 2020
Daisuke was featured in the news article "Interview with Attorney Daisuke Takahashi: How to Respect Human Rights in the Age with COVID-19" on Nikkei Business Daily.
September 18, 2020
Daisuke was featured in the news article "Business and Human Rights IV: Increasing Corporate Value" on Asahi Newspaper.

September, 2019

Daisuke authored a paper entitled "Trends in Rule Formation and Legal Practices on Business and Human Rights” on Business Law Journal, November 2019 Issue, published by Lexis Nexis Japan.

September 19, 2019

Daisuke served as panel discussion moderator at the "Anti-Corruption Annual Forum 2019" co-hosted by Anti-Bribery Committee Japan (ABCJ) and Global Compact Network Japan (GCNJ) and supported by Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry(METI).

June 2019

Daisuke co-authored a book entitled "Commentary to JFBA's ESG Guidance and Legal Practices in the SDGs Era” published by Shojihomu.

May 20, 2019

Daisuke authored a paper entitled “Frontiers of Economic Sanctions Compliance” on Business Law Magazine, June 2009 Issue, published by Chuokeizai.

March 11, 2019

Daisuke spoke as panelist at the JETRO Seminar "Seminar for SMEs: Business Environment in the SDGs Era".

Februrary, 2019

Daisuke authored a paper entitled Sophisticating and Visualizing Anti-Bribery Compliance Program responding to ESG Investing on Business Law Journal April 2019 Issue published by Lexis Nexis Japan

November 30, 2018

Daisuke spoke on the international trends of bribery regulations around at Bureau van Dijk (Moody's Analytics Group)'s seminar “Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Seminar for Global Companies”.

October 17, 2018

Daisuke spoke as panelist at the "Sustainability Forum -Building Win-Win-Win partnerships towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games where all women and men shine”, hosted by International Labor Organization (ILO) and Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee.


September 28, 2018

[Speech] Daisuke served as moderator at the “First Annual Anti-Corruption Forum” organized by Anti-Bribery Committee Japan (ABCJ) and Global Compact Network Japan (GCNJ).

May 25, 2018

[Publication] Daisuke authored a paper entitled "Supply Chain Governance for Quality Control and Prevention of Misconducts" on Corporate Law A2Z Magazine June 2018 Issue published by Daiichihoki (Japanese).

April 1, 2018

[Publication] Daisuke authored a paper entitled "Dialogues between Companies and Investors for Strengthening Anti-Corruption Initiatives" on New Business Law Issue 1119 published by Shojihomu (Japanese).

March 6, 2018

[Speech] Daisuke gave a special speech entitled "Global Regulatory Trends on Business and Human Rights and their Impacts on Labor Practices” in the ILO Seminar on Labour Dimension of Corporate Social Responsibility, which was held in United Nations University Annex Space in Tokyo.

January 8, 2017

[Media] Daisuke commented regarding the Anti-Bribery Assessment Tool in the special report "Corporate Bribery Risks to Be Assessed by Investors" on the Nikkei Newspaper (Japanese).

October 15 and 25, 2017

[Publication] Daisuke authored a paper entitled "How to Manage and Disclose ESG Risks - Considering Compliance with Chapter 2 of Corporate Governance Code" on Shoji-Homu (Commercial Law Review) No.2146 and No. 2147 (Japanese).

July 10-12, 2017

[Speech] Daisuke gave a seminar entitled "Regulatory Updates in Mexico and Compliance Issues for Japanese Companies" organized by Mexico Investment Support Froum and Promexico (Japanese).

April 17-18, 2017

[Speech] Daisuke was invited to make a speech at the Human Rights and Asian Corporate Leadership Forum organized by Korean University in Seoul, Korea.

December, 2016

[Publication] Daisuke co-authored a paper entitled ”The Japanese Anti-Bribery Landscape and Collective Actions - Bar Association Guidance and Beyond” on IACAlumnus 2016 December Issue, published by International Anti Corruption Academy.

November 11, 2016

[Speech] Daisuke spoke "Legal Issues in Establishing and Managing Subsidiaries in Mexico" at the Mexican Business Law Seminar Series at the Embassy of Mexico to Japan (Japanese).

September 2016

[Publication] First Tokyo Bar Association Environmental Protection Committee's "Renewable Energy Law", which Daisuke co-edited and co-authored, was published by Keisoshobo(Japanese).

June 10, 2016

[Publication] Daisuke co-authored "Overcoming Legal Issues for Offshore Wind Power on Sea Occupation and Consensus Building" on Environmental Management June Issue, published by Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry 2016 (Japanese)

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