Major Practice Areas
International Practice / East Asia / Dispute Resolution / Venture Capital and IPO’s / Mergers & Acquisitions / Long-Term Nursing Care / Trading Companies / Manufacturing
Other Practice Areas
Insurance
Languages
Japanese / Chinese / English

Overview

Shintaro Hino’s practice includes dispute resolution, M&A, international business transactions and insurance matters, and he specializes in corporate dispute resolution. Mr. Hino also engages in international legal affairs focusing on Greater China (Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan) by utilizing his experience of having lived abroad as a child in Mainland China. His clients both at home and abroad vary from listed companies to start-up companies in a wide range of industries, such as manufacturing, trading, retailing, nursing care and real estate. By taking into consideration the client’s corporate culture and requirements when dealing with legal matters, Mr. Hino exerts his best efforts to offer clients solutions which allow them to make the most effective management decisions.

Recent Cases

  • Attorney for either manufacturer or user in dispute matters concerning product liability
  • Attorney for a franchisor in a negotiation and litigation matter concerning a franchise agreement
  • Attorney for a nursing care provider in a negotiation and litigation matter concerning a nursing care accident
  • Attorney for an insurance company in a dispute matter concerning an insurance policy
  • Attorney for either a vendor or user in dispute matters between companies concerning the leakage of information through hacking
  • Attorney for the victim in a dispute matter between companies concerning infringement of trade secrets
  • On behalf of a Japanese company and working with Chinese attorneys, settlement of litigation filed in Japan and China concerning a dispute between Japan and China over an agency agreement.
  • Provision of support for the settlement of a labor-management dispute of a Japanese company in China through negotiation and arbitration by working with local attorneys
  • Advisor for a Japanese listed company concerning investment in a Chinese company
  • Advisor for a Japanese listed company concerning the closing of its subsidiaries in China
  • Advisor for a leading Japanese company concerning the restructuring of its subsidiaries in Taiwan
  • Advisor for a leading Japanese company concerning the establishment of a joint venture and joint development of technology in Japan with a leading Chinese company
  • Advisor for a Japanese company concerning establishment of a joint venture and wholly owned business in China
  • Advisor for a Japanese company concerning reorganization of its subsidiary in China
  • Examining documents and conducting hearings at a production base in China in an investigation conducted by an external committee into false indication of origin by a leading Japanese company
  • Advisor for a Japanese listed company concerning a fraud investigation into its subsidiaries in China
  • Advisor for a Chinese listed company concerning a fraud investigation into its subsidiaries in Japan
  • Advisor for a leading Japanese company concerning a product recall in China
  • Overall legal support for setting up a business in Japan for a Japan-US joint venture comapny

Education & Professional Career

Jan 2021 –Present Kitahama Partners, Partner
Dec 2012

Graduated from the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan; Admitted to practice in Japan; Joined Kitahama Partners
Mar 2011The University of Tokyo, School of Law (J.D.)
Mar 2009The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)

Other Activities

• Corporate Law Subcommittee, Comprehensive Legal Study Center, the Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association

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