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Kenko Shikichi

Partner / Attorney at Law / Representative Partner of Fukuoka Office

Fukuoka Office

Major Practice Areas
Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions / Securities / Venture Capital and IPOs / Real Estate
Certified Tax Accountant


Kenko Shikichi advises and represents companies in litigation and negotiations in relation to general corporate matters, including corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, compliance, and assistance with initial public offerings (IPOs), mainly within the geographic areas of Kyushu, centering around Fukuoka and Okinawa. Mr. Shikichi represents a wide variety of clients, ranging from listed companies to companies preparing for an IPO, as well as unlisted companies in numerous industries, including manufacturing, real estate, information technology, retailing, mail-order sales, transportation, restaurants, and insurance. Mr. Shikichi is also actively engaged in serving as an outside director of listed companies and companies preparing for IPOs, an advisor to compliance study groups, and a presenter of seminars.

Work Highlights

  • Mergers and acquisitions in the sectors of real estate, construction, caregiving, worker dispatching, restaurants, golf course operation, etc.
  • Business rehabilitation in the sectors of manufacturing, retailing, home construction, etc.
  • Member of third-party committee to assess a large-scale third-party allocation of new shares by a listed company
  • Outside director of listed companies and companies preparing for IPOs
  • Member of expert committee established under the Act on Promotion of Private Finance Initiative
  • Member of investigation review committee of an investment company
  • Shareholders’ meeting guidance to listed companies

Education & Professional Career

Jan 2020 Kitahama Partners, Representative Partner
Mar 2009Registered as a Certified Tax Accountant (Kyushu-hokubu Certified Public Tax Accountants’ Association)
Jan 2007 – Present Kitahama Partners, Partner
Apr 1998Admitted to practice in Japan; Joined Kitahama Partners
Mar 1998Graduated from the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
Mar 1992Waseda University (LL.B.)

Other Activities

Jun 2023 – Present Outside Director and Audit and Supervisory Committee Member, Yamaguchi Financial Group, Inc. (listed on the Prime Market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange)
Jun 2019 – PresentOutside Director and Audit and Supervisory Committee Member, JTC Inc. (listed on the KOSDAQ, Korea)
Apr 2019 – Present Member, Public Works Reassessment Oversight Commission of Fukuoka City
Aug 2015 – Jun 2023 Outside Director and Audit and Supervisory Committee Member, Vega corporation Co., Ltd. (listed on the Growth Market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange)
Mar 2013 – Jul 2015Member of the Expert Panel of the Renovation and Operating Project of the Marine Ecology Science Museum of Uminonakamichi Seaside Park under the PFI Act