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- Attorney at Law (Japan)

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

- Partner, SHINWA LAW


Daisuke is a partner at SHINWA LAW (Shinwa Sohgoh Law Offices), one of the leading law firms in Japan. 

Daisuke is effectively helping foreign clients, including corporations, individuals and governments, to solve various legal issues related to Japan with his deep understanding of Japanese laws in a global context. He also advises various Japanese and other multinational corporations on global legal compliance, ESG, and technology law issues.
Daisuke is married with a Mexican female lawyer, Raquel Nahmad Vazquez.


2004   - B.A. in Economics, Waseda University (Awarded as Salutatorian)

2004 - 2005   - Legal Trainee, Legal Training and Research Institute, Supreme Court of Japan

2005   - Registered as Attorney of Japan and joined SHINWA LAW

2008 - 2009   - Triple Master Degrees in Law and Economics, Hamburg University in Germany, Bologna  University in Italy, and Aix-Marseille University in France (Easmus Mundus Scholarship from European Commission)

2009 - 2010   - Master of Laws in International Law, The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, the U.S.

2010 - 2011   - K&L Gates LLP, the U.S.

2011   - Returned to SHINWA LAW

2014   - Appointed as Partner at SHINWA LAW

Professional Activities and Affiliations


  • Consultant, Centre for Responsible Business Conduct, OECD (2020-2021) 

  • Member, Working Group on Anti Money Laundering Guidance for Mail Receiving Business, Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) (2019) 

  • Member, Working Group on Formulation of National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) (2019-2020, 2023-Present)

  • ​Member, Working Group on Handbook for Promotion of Environmental Due Diligence, Ministry of Environment (MoE) (2022-2023)

  • Overseas Business Development Expert, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)  (2018-2019)

  • Research Committee Member on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) (2018-2019) 

  • Member, Sustainable Sourcing Working Group, Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition (Expo 2025) (2022-Present)

  • Chair for Advisory Panel in the Grievance Mechanism for the Sustainable Sourcing Code,  The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) (2021) 

  • Working Group Member, Tokyo Principles for Strengthening Anti-Corruption Practices, Global Compact Network Japan (GCNJ) (2017-2018)

  • Drafting Committee Member, UNICEF "Children's Rights in Sports Principles" (2017-2018)

  • Advisory Member / Lecturer, Tokyo Center for Removal of Criminal Organizations (2019-2024)



  • Lecturer (Environmental Sustainability), Faculty of Law, Sophia University (2016- Every Two Year)

  • Lecturer (Business and Human Rights), Faculty of Law, Aoyama Gakuin University (2019 - Present)

  • Lecturer (Commercial and Corporate Law), National Tax College (2021-2022)

  • Invited Researcher, Institute of Japan – U.S. Studies, Waseda University (2010-Present)

  • Working Group Leader, Corporate Human Security Index Project, Research Center on Sustainable Peace, The University of Tokyo (2020-2021) 

  • Co-Researcher, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO) (2015-Present)

Business and Civil Society

  • Corporate Auditor, Ascent Robotics,Inc. (2019-Present)

  • Sustainability Promotion Committee Member, Daiwa Securities Group Inc. (2023-Present)

  • Sustainability Committee Member,Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. (2018-2020)

  • Sustainablity Advisory Board Member, Mitsui & Co., Ltd.(2022-Present)

  • Advisory Board Member, Nikkei Sustainable Link (2024-Present)

  • Reprensentative Director, Japan Center for Engagement and Remedy on Business and Human Rights (JaCER) (2022-Present)

  • Japan Secretariat, Mexico Investment Support Forum (MISF) (2017-Present)

  • Governing Council Member, CSO Network Japan (2020-Present)

  • Chartered Member Analyst (CMA), Japan Securities Analyst Association (2009-Present)

Daisuke has also served as Outside Officer; Advisory Committee Member; and Legal Counsel for various companies.



Areas of Practice

Japanese Law at Global Context

Corporate Law; Finance Law; Environmental Law; Labor Law; Real Estate Law; Immigration Law; Criminal Law; Family Law

Crisis Management & Disute Resolution

Litigation; Arbitration; Mediation; Negotiation; Information Security; Defamation; Product Liability; Accident Compensation; Business Crimes

Environment, Energy & Real Estate Law

Environment Sustainability; Renewable Energy Law; Resource Development Law; Ocean & Water Management; Real Estate Law; Project & Asset Finance

Global Legal Compliance

Anti Corruption Practice; Anti Money Laundering Compliance; Sanctions Compliance; Export Control; Global Anti Mafia Practice; Global Supply Chain Management; Country Risk Management

ESG, Governance & Sustainability

Corporate Governance; Environmental Law; Labor Law; Business & Human Rights; Competition Law; Consumer Protection Law

Technology & Innovation

Legal Issues on Artificial Intelligence; Autonomous Vehicles; IoT; Blockchains, Cryptocurrency, FinTech; Digital Platform Operators; Big Data; Cyber Security


SHINWA LAW (Shinwa Sohgoh Law Offices):  One of the leading law firms in Japan. We provide one-stop legal services for Japanese and international clients. 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; mayor; faculty member of the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court; faculty member of universities; outside officers of companies; and external legal counsel.
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