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Hisafumi Sato

Tel :+81-3-3596-7310

Professional Qualif ications & Activities

  • Admitted in Japan, 2008
  • Tokyo Bar Association

Education & Prior Experience

Keio University (B.A.), 1995
Waseda University (LL.M.), 1998
Judge, 2000-2005
Admitted in Japan, 2005, Daini-Tokyo Bar Association
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, 2005-2007 (as work experience for judges under law)
Judge, 2007-2008
Admitted in Japan, 2008, Tokyo Bar Association
Joined STW & Partners, 2008
Assumed the office of Special Member of the Committee for Adjustment of Construction Work Disputes, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, 2018

Practice Areas

  • Business litigation (claims for damages between business entities, warranty, system development, disputes regarding continuing contracts, etc.) and settlement of other similar kinds of disputes
  • Compliance, labor-related legal practice (Belonged to the court's labor concentration department as a judge), entertainment, real estate, adult guardianship

Publications

  • "Clause-by-Clause Discussions: Civil Code Cases (10) Relatives <3rd Edidion>" 2018 (Co-Author)
  • "What Viewpoint Should Legal Affairs Managers Have When Dealing with a Lawsuit?" 2018
  • "Legal Issues about Human Resources Management -- Guidelines and Procedures" 2018
  • "Basic Guide for Aspiring Litigation Lawyers -- from Engagement to Resolution of Civil Cases --" 2018 (Co-Author)
  • "A Commentary on the Amendment of the Civil Code (Claims Law) and Actual Transaction Activities for Real Property" 2018 (Co-Author)
  • "Backgrounds and Key Points of the Currently Considered Amendment to Labor-related Acts --About Amendment to Acts for Tighter Regulation of Businesses--" 2017
  • "Judicial Scriveners Corporation Served as the Guardian of Adult --Advantages and Roles Expected to Assume--" 2017
  • "Discussion: Litigation Activities for Company Cases (Vol. 1 & 2)" 2016 (Co-Author)
  • "Skills and Techniques in Litigation -- On-site Report on Enterprise and IP Litigation" 2015 (Co-Author)
  • "Key Points for Drafting Court Documents -- Labor-related Cases" 2015
  • "Common Knowledge of Litigation: Etiquette before Court -- Checklist for key points you can't miss" 2014
  • "Clause-by-Clause Discussions: Civil Code Cases (9) Relatives <2nd Edidion>" 2013 (Co-Author)
  • "Clause-by-Clause Discussions: Civil Code Cases (9) Relatives <Enlarged Edition>" 2012 (Co-Author)
  • "Legal Risk Seminar for Medium-sized Companies (6): Points to Consider regarding Internal Management (Primarily Labor Environment)" 2011 (Co-Author)
  • "Clause-by-Clause Discussions: Civil Code Cases (9) Relatives" 2009 (Co-Author)

  • NOTE: All publications are written in Japanese.  These English titles listed above are translated from the Japanese originals only for reference purposes.

Seminars

  • Risk-management lecture "Risk Management of Employment-related Legal Affairs in Corporate Management -- with a Commentary on Work-style Reform Legislation" Japan Audit & Supervisory Board Members Association, December 3, 7 and 13, 2018
  • "Understanding Work-style Reform Legislation" Seminar on employment-related legal formalities and issues (30th STW Corporate M&A Legal Seminar) hosted by STW & Partners, October 25, 2018
  • "Practice of Civil Litigation from the Perspective of Judges -- Looking Back Over the 20 Years Since the Enforcement of the New Code of Civil Procedure" Japan Law Foundation, May 16, 2018 (as a commentator)
  • "How Judges Have Changed their Views on Nuclear-related Suits and other Technology-related Suits -- How Businesses Should React to the Change" The Japan Electrical Manufacturers' Association, Special Committee of Nuclear Power Quality Assurance, March 16, 2018
  • "Basic Knowledge of Civil Litigation Practice for In-house Legal Professionals" Claim Management Practice Study Group hosted by Shojihomu, February 16, 2018 (Osaka)
  • "Work Style Reform -- Reviewing the Related Issues in the Past Ten Years" STW Seminar, September 29, 2017
  • "Prevention of Death from Overwork (Karoshi) and Actions to Take in the Aftermath" 25th STW Corporate M&A Legal Seminar hosted by STW & Partners, May 26, 2017
  • "Basic Knowledge of Civil Litigation Practice for In-house Legal Professionals" Claim Management Practice Study Group hosted by Shojihomu, May 22, 2017
  • "Court Proceedings and Judgments on a Dispute over the Safety at a Nuclear Reactor Facility -- with a Viewpoint of Comparative Analysis in a Case where Properness of Directors' Judgment on Management is Disputed" Japan Atomic Industrial Forum and Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy (Co-hosted), November 2, 2016
  • "Learn from Recent Labor Cases -- Actual Practice" 23rd STW Corporate M&A Legal Seminar hosted by STW & Partners, October 26, 2016
  • "What You Need for Successful Corporate Litigation" Hosted by the Association of Corporate Legal Departments, September 16, 2016
  • "Cases and Comments -- Response to Recent Common Labor Issues" 17th STW Corporate M&A Legal Seminar hosted by STW & Partners, July 15, 2015
  • "Basic Knowledge of Civil Litigation Practice" Claim Management Practice Study Group hosted by Shojihomu, July 24, 2014 (Nagoya)
  • "Basic Knowledge of Civil Litigation Practice" Claim Management Practice Study Group hosted by Shojihomu, July 23, 2014 (Osaka)
  • "Basic Knowledge of Civil Litigation Practice for In-house Legal Professionals" Claim Management Practice Study Group hosted by Shojihomu, June 18, 2014
  • "Trends and Actions to Take for Labor Issues in Recent Cases (2)" 13th STW Corporate M&A Legal Seminar hosted by STW & Partners, April 23, 2014
  • "History and Updates on Civil Litigation" Mini Symposium of Claim Management Practice Study Group "Where Trend of Business Law Has an Influence on Legal Evaluation Practice" hosted by Shojihomu, December 12, 2013
  • "Basic Seminar Series (4): Basic Knowledge of Civil Litigation Practice" Claim Management Practice Study Group hosted by Shojihomu, June 10, 2013
  • "Trends and Actions to Take for Labor Issues in Recent Cases" 9th STW Corporate M&A Legal Seminar hosted by STW & Partners, April 25, 2013
  • "Basic Seminar Series (4): Basic Knowledge of Civil Litigation Practice" Claim Management Practice Study Group hosted by Shojihomu, June 7, 2012
  • "Civil Litigation between Companies and Key Points of Preparation and Response; Preventive Law Practice for Possible Civil Litigation" 4th STW Corporate M&A Legal Seminar hosted by STW & Partners, April 26, 2012
  • "Basic Knowledge of Deposit (Deposit to Perform Obligations and Deposit for Civil Execution)" Claim Management Practice Study Group hosted by Shojihomu, November 8, 2011 (Osaka)
  • "Basic Knowledge of Deposit (Deposit to Perform Obligations and Deposit for Civil Execution)" Claim Management Practice Study Group hosted by Shojihomu, October 17, 2011 (Tokyo)
  • "Basic Knowledge of Deposit (Deposit to Perform Obligations and Deposit for Civil Execution)" Claim Management Practice Study Group hosted by Shojihomu, August 29, 2011 (Nagoya)
  • "Basic Knowledge of Civil Litigation Practice for In-house Legal Professionals" Claim Management Practice Study Group hosted by Shojihomu, June 8, 2011
  • "Points to Consider for In-house Legal Professionals to Respond to Civil Litigation" Claim Management Practice Study Group hosted by Shojihomu, December 17, 2010
  • "Issues on Practice over Land or Building Leases and Tenancy Agreements" Claim Management Practice Study Group hosted by Shojihomu, October 28, 2010
  • "Practice regarding Pledging Real Estate as Collateral and Collecting Debt" Claim Management Practice Study Group hosted by Shojihomu, February 24, 2010
  • "Introduction to Deposit -- From Viewpoints of Obligees and Third Party Obligors" Claim Management Practice Study Group hosted by Shojihomu, January 25, 2010

  • NOTE: All seminars were presented in Japanese.  These English titles listed above are translated from the Japanese originals only for reference purposes.