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Makoto Shimizu

Tel: +81-3-3596-7304

Professional Qualif ications & Activities

  • Admitted in Japan, 1992
  • Daini-Tokyo Bar Association

Education & Prior Experience

The University of Tokyo (LL.B.), 1987
Bank of Japan, 1987-1989
Admitted in Japan, 1992, Daini Tokyo Bar Association
Joined Mori Sogo (currently, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto), 1992
Established STW & Partners, 2007
Bar Examiner of the 2011 National Bar Examination (Commercial Code), June 2011
Bar Examiner of the 2012 National Bar Examination (Commercial Code), June 2012
Bar Examiner and Examiner for the Preliminary Bar Examination of the 2013 National Bar Examination (Commercial Code), October 2012
Managing Director and Chairman of the Legislation Committee of Japan Association of Athletics Federations, June 2015

Publications

  • "Corporate Litigation Handbook" 2017 (Co-Author)
  • "Points to Consider when Preparing the Business Report and the Audit Report for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2013" 2013
  • "Bailout Loans to Subsidiaries and Directors' Duty of Care" 2013
  • "Points to Consider when Preparing the Business Report and the Audit Report for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2012" 2012
  • "Clause-by-Clause Discussions: Companies Act (1) General Provisions, Stock Company" 2012 (Co-Author)
  • "Reviewing the Judgment of the Tokyo High Court on the Case of Apamanshop Stockholders' Representative Action" 2010 (Co-Author)
  • "Reviewing the Supreme Court Judgment on the Case of Shikoku Bank Stockholders' Representative Action" 2010 (Co-Author)
  • "Reviewing the Supreme Court Decision on the Case of Aggravated Breach of Trust at Hokkaido Takushoku Bank" 2010 (Co-Author)
  • "Reviewing the Supreme Court Judgment on the Case of Hokkaido Takushoku Bank and Kabuto Decom" 2010 (Co-Author)
  • "Reviewing the Supreme Court Judgment on the Case of Hokkaido Takushoku Bank and Sakaegi Fudosan" 2010 (Co-Author)
  • "Expenditure of Funds to Purchase Company Shares at a Takeover Defense" 2008
  • "The Complete Book of Bankruptcy Law Vol. 1" 2008 (Co-Author)
  • "Officers' Obligation of Disclosure as to Company Scandals -- Review of the Judgment of the Court of Second Instance on the Case of Duskin Stockholders' Representative Action" 2006
  • "New Form of Defense against a Hostile Takeover: In-depth Review -- livedoor vs Nippon Broadcasting System/Fuji Television Network" 2005
  • "Operation of the Board of Directors and Committees at Companies with Committees" 2002
  • "Influence on Practical Affairs from Abolition of Shares with Face Value and Points to Consider around the Date of its Enforcement" 2001
  • "Highlight: Non-major Shareholders are of Greater Importance -- Strategy for Successful Shareholders Meetings in June -- Tips for Preparing and Sending the Notice of Convocation" 2001
  • "Practice and Reform of Directors and the Board of Directors : (5) Directors' Obligation of Monitoring  (6) Responsibility of Outside Directors  (12) Duties Owed by Directors of Holding Companies" 2000
  • "Trends and Strategies in Shareholders Meetings Held in June 2000" 2000
  • "Overview of Stock Options System" 2000
  • " Making Greater Use of Share Exchange/Transfer and Points to Consider for Practical Affairs -- Overview of Legal Procedures and Points to Consider in relation to the Commercial Code and the Securities and Exchange Act" 2000
  • "Encyclopedia of Bankruptcy Law for Practical Affairs" 1999 (Co-Author)
  • "Duties of Directors and Operation of the Board of Directors" 1998
  • "Collection of Stockholders' Representative Actions 2" 1997 (Co-Author)
  • "Series: Practical Issues regarding the Companies Act -- Formation and Incorporation-type Company Split" 2002
  • "Unaccounted-for Spending and Responsibilities of Directors and Company Auditors" 1995
  • "Personal Protection of Officers and Risk Management for Operation of a Business" 1995
  • "Points to Consider regarding Operation of Shareholders Meetings" 1994

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