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Jun Kawanami

Associate / Attorney at Law

Osaka Office

Major Practice Areas
Dispute Resolution / Mergers & Acquisitions / Corporate / International Practice / Pharmaceuticals / Southeast Asia
Other Practice Areas
Risk Management and Compliance / Global Compliance / Employment and Labor / Support for Overseas Expansion
Other Qualifications
Attorney at Law Admitted in New York, U.S.A.
Japanese / English


Jun Kawanami’s practice focuses on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and dispute resolution (including domestic litigation and international arbitration, mediation and negotiation). In addition, he assists clients with a wide range of corporate legal matters (corporate law matters, labor issues, compliance, risk management and venture support) as well as general civil cases. In recent years, Mr. Kawanami has handled a number of international cases in which Japanese companies have expanded into Southeast Asia, including the Philippines and other developing nations. Some of the related issues in connection with which he has assisted clients are the acquisition of local businesses, dealing with legal disputes after such expansion, and conducting cross-border commercial transactions. Mr. Kawanami’s practice covers a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, medical, education, finance and services. Moreover, making use of his experience of having been seconded to a major private corporation, Mr. Kawanami endeavors at all times to provide trustworthy advice from the client’s perspective.

Education & Professional Career

Oct 2021Admitted to practice in the State of New York
May 2021 – Apr 2022 Seconded to Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
May 2020 Harvard Law School (LL.M.)
Apr 2017 – Sep 2017Seconded to the legal department of a foreign-affiliated private pharmaceutical company
May 2016 – Aug 2016Visiting Attorney at ACCRALAW (Manila Head Office, Philippines)
Jan 2014Joined Kitahama Partners
Dec 2013Graduated from the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan; Admitted to practice in Japan
Mar 2012Osaka University (LL.B.)

Other Activities

Apr 2018 – Mar 2019Adjunct Professor, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University (Basics of Negotiation, Negotiation I & II)


  • Inter Pacific Bar Association