Major Practice Areas
Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions / Securities / Venture Capital and IPO’s / Real Estate
Other Qualifications
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 (IPO), 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 IPO’s, an advisor to compliance study groups, and a presenter of seminars.

Education & Professional Career

  • 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 IPO
  • 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
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

Mar 2013 – PresentCommittee member as an expert of ‘Renovation and Operating Project of the Marine Ecology Science Museum of Uminaka Seaside Park (Tentative)’ under the PFI Act
Aug 2015 – PresentOutside directors auditing member, VEGA Corporation (listed with the TSE Mothers)
Apr 2019Member, Public work reassessment oversight commission of Fukuoka City
Jun 2019 – PresentOutside directors auditing member, JTC inc. (listed with KOSDAQ in Korea)