Major Practice Areas
Finance / Corporate / Restructuring and Insolvency / Mergers & Acquisitions / Dispute Resolution
Other Practice Areas
Banking Act


Shinya Ota is a Partner mainly handling business rehabilitation, corporate, litigation and dispute resolution matters. In addition to having been in charge of a wide variety of business rehabilitation cases, he has also advised clients in relation to mergers and acquisitions, business transactions, and numerous litigation and dispute resolution matters in which he was able to bring maximum benefit to his clients. With respect to corporate matters, Mr. Ota advises clients in a diverse range of industries, including manufacturing, finance, and service industries, in relation to general civil matters and corporate law, as well as laws regulating specific industries. He specializes in legal issues related to insolvency proceedings, companies and banks, and is also developing his knowledge of virtual currency-related issues.

Work Highlights

  • Business rehabilitation (insolvency-type civil rehabilitation) of Japanese companies
  • Business rehabilitation (profit payment-type civil rehabilitation) of Japanese companies
  • Consolidation of regional banks
  • Litigation claiming damages under product liability law which requires knowledge of chemistry and technology

Education & Professional Career

Jan 2023 – PresentKitahama Partners, Partner
Apr 2021 – May 2023Assistant General Manager of the Council for the Future of Small and Micro Enterprises of Osaka Prefecture
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 2012Kyoto University Law School (J.D.)
Mar 2010Kyoto University (LL.B.)

Other Activities

Apr 2023 – Present Collaborative Researcher, The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Law and Policy (CISLP), affiliated with the Graduate School of Law, Kyoto University
Apr 2019 – Present Adjunct Professor, Kyoto University Law School