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Hiroko Takiguchi

Partner / Attorney at Law

Osaka Office

Major Practice Areas
Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions / Employment and Labor / Administrative Law / Dispute Resolution / Long-Term Nursing Care / Manufacturing / Trading Companies / Distribution & Retail / Special Corporations
Other Practice Areas
Business Succession / Restructuring and Insolvency / Real Estate / Construction/Architecture


Hiroko Takiguchi is a Partner mainly handling cases in the areas of general corporate law, litigation, and administrative law. She has experience in providing legal advice in a wide variety of business transactions, as well as representing her clients in M&A transactions. Moreover, she often provides legal support to administrative bodies, including local governments. Utilizing her expertise in corporate governance, she has been serving as an outside director of corporations and a specially appointed professor at a national university corporation law school.

Education & Professional Career

  • Provision of legal support in M&A
  • Provision of guidance on general shareholders meetings
  • Review of contracts
  • Legal check of new business models
  • Labor-related legal affairs (consultation, labor disputes adjudication, litigation, request for examination by regulatory commission)
  • Various types of administrative litigation
  • Comprehensive municipal external audits (Audit Assistant)
  • Corporate Rehabilitation Trustee Representative (golf course, restaurant business, transport industry, supermarkets, construction and engineering)
Jan 2003 – PresentKitahama Partners, Partner
Mar 1992Graduated from the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan; Admitted to practice in Japan; Joined Kitahama Partners
Mar 1990Resigned from Osaka Municipal Office
Apr 1989Employed with Osaka Municipal Office
Mar 1986Osaka University (LL.B.)

Other Activities

  • Specially Appointed Professor, Osaka University Law School
  • Member, Headquarters for Promotion of Gender Equality, Japan Federation of Bar Associations
  • Member, Legal Training Committee, Osaka Bar Association
  • Member, Headquarters for Promoting Gender Equality, Osaka Bar Association
  • Member, Family Conciliation Committee, Osaka Family Court
  • Member, Committee for Personnel Affairs Inspection, etc. of Osaka City
  • Member, Urban Planning Council of Minoh City
  • Conciliator for Settlement, General Dispute Resolution Center
  • Mediator, Center for Promoting Fair Subcontracting Transactions, National Association of Trade Promotion for Small and Medium Enterprises


  • Japan Corporate Governance Network
  • Japan Institute for Condominium Living
  • National Network of Insolvency Attorneys
  • Japan Auditor Association