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Daiki Kawahara

Partner / Attorney at Law

Osaka Office

Major Practice Areas
Construction/Architecture / Real Estate / Corporate / Dispute Resolution


Daiki Kawahara’s practice focuses mainly on construction, real estate, and corporate matters. The term “construction and real estate” encompasses a wide array of matters, including real estate sales (land and buildings/buyer and seller), real estate leases (land and buildings/lessee and lessor), construction defects (water leaks and tile defects), contractor payment claims (additional work and piece work claims/owner, general contractor, subcontractor), Construction Business Act and Subcontract Act-related issues, and renovation claims.  

Given that, in this field, a single mistake in procedure or process can result in significant losses, expertise is essential for attorneys handling construction and real estate matters. In addition to having expertise in this area, while seconded to the legal department of a company (listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange) that designs and constructs electrical, air-conditioning, and water supply systems, Mr. Kawahara gained a great deal of further experience in construction and real estate matters.  Mr. Kawahara has drafted explanatory documents for model real estate sales contracts and related documents prepared by an industry association of real estate transaction agents. 

Mr. Kawahara is passionate about his work and does his best to help companies avoid unexpected pitfalls.  He also provides expert advice on corporate law and other business legal matters.  He strives to provide a wide range of legal support that meets clients’ needs.  

Work Highlights

• Representing a client in a lawsuit for construction defects (such as defective tiles, construction defects associated with condominium, etc.)
• Representing a client (both principal contractors/subcontractors) in a lawsuit demanding the payment of additional construction fees
• Seizure of real property, provisional disposition of real estate
• Handling legal issues related to low frequency noise-related claims
• Mediation (ADR) before the Housing Dispute Review Board
• Mediation (ADR) before the Central Construction Work Dispute Review Board
• Use of the Japanese Land Registration System
• Review of contracts
• Corporate legal affairs, general civil affairs, criminal cases, and other matters

Education & Professional Career

Jan 2024 – PresentKitahama Partners, Partner
Jan 2017Joined Kitahama Partners
Dec 2016Graduated from the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan; Admitted to practice in Japan
Mar 2015Osaka University (LL.B.)