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Attorney at Law (Japan)

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


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, corporate govenance, and sustainabilty 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  Mater of Laws in International Law, The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University, 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

■ Public

  • Consultant, OECD Centre for Responsible Business Conduct (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) (2019-2022)

  • 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)  

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

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

  • Working Group Member, Tokyo Principles for Strengthning 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-Present)

■ Legal 

  • Vice Chair, Business Human Rights Committee, International Bar Association (IBA)(2021-Present)

  • Vice Chair, Project Team on CSR and Internal Control, Japan Federation of Bar Associations(JFBA) (2015-Present)

  • Member, Office of International Affairs, JFBA (2012-2018)

  • Chair, Environmental Protection Committee, First Tokyo Bar Association (2021-Present)

  • Member, Anti Yakuza Committee, First Tokyo Bar Association (2006-Present)

■ Academic

  • 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 Coporate Law), National Tax College (2021-Present)

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

  • Working Group Member (Lead), 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 Others

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



Areas of Practice

  • Japanese Law in Global Context (Corporate Law; Finance Law; Environmental Law; Labor Law; Real Estate Law; Immigration Law; Criminal Law; Family Law)

  • ESG, Governance & Sustainability (Corporate Governernance; Environmental Law; Labor Law; Business & Human Rights; Competition Law; Consumer Protection Law)

  • Crisis Management & Dispute 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)

  • Technology & Innovation (Legal Issues on Artificial Intelligence; Autonomous Vehicles; IoT; Blockchains, Cryptocurrency, FinTech; Digital Plateform 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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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


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