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Hidemaro Matsushima

Associate / Attorney at Law

Fukuoka Office

Major Practice Areas
Employment and Labor / Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions / Construction/Architecture / Insurance
Other Practice Areas
Data Protection (Personal Information Protection Act, GDPR, etc.) / Real Estate / Dispute Resolution
Other Qualifications
Labor and Social Security Attorney


Hidemaro Matsushima is an attorney working in our firm’s Fukuoka Office. Mr. Matsushima handles a variety of legal matters, and in particular, he focuses on labor and employment matters from the employer’s perspective. He has been involved in a number of employment cases, including discharge of employees, harassment claims, and where violation of the obligation to provide security for employees was at issue. He has also conducted negotiations and employment due diligence utilizing his extensive knowledge in labor and employment law. Furthermore, Mr. Matsushima is experienced in corporate matters and M&A matters (including legal due diligence), which are relatively rare in Kyushu. Mr. Matsushima also handles legal matters involving construction, real estate, insurance, personal information protection, and other areas. Mr. Matsushima is also actively involved in other professional activities, such as writing articles for legal magazines and conducting seminars in collaboration with financial institutions and auditing firms.

Education & Professional Career

  • Legal advisor for exchange of shares among listed companies and due diligence matter
  • Acquisition of a corporation in the same business by a leading Japanese long-term care service provider and legal due diligence associated therewith
  • Acquisition of a golf course management corporation by a leading Japanese enterprise, and legal due diligence associated therewith
  • Representing client in a lawsuit and negotiation claiming damages based on power and sexual harassment
  • Representing client in a lawsuit and negotiation regarding false claims in connection with fire insurance proceeds
  • Serving as legal advisor for a project to acquire and extinguish preferred stock issued through DES by a listed company
  • Rendering advice on ordinary general shareholders’ meeting of a listed company
  • Collaboration with one of the biggest auditing firms in Japan to hold a seminar on information risk management for IPO
Mar 2020Registered as a Labor and Social Security Attorney
Jan 2016Joined Kitahama Partners
Dec 2015Graduated from the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan; Admitted to practice in Japan
Mar 2014Kyoto University Law School (J.D.)
Mar 2012Kyoto University (LL.B.)

Other Activities

Apr 2021Adjunct Lecturer, Kyoto University Law School (Basic Law Exercise / Preparation for Civil Law-related Document)
Mar 2017 – Mar 2021Member, Iki City Political Ethics Review Committee