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Yujiro Arakawa

Partner / Attorney at Law / Representative Partner of Tokyo Office

Tokyo Office

Major Practice Areas
Dispute Resolution / Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions / International Practice / Real Estate / Southeast Asia / North America / India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
Other Practice Areas
Intellectual Property
Japanese / English


Focusing mainly on the industries of real estate, environmental energy, trading, manufacturing, and various types of services, Yujiro Arakawa is very experienced in representing a wide variety of clients, ranging from listed companies, including those having an advisory agreement with him, to various mid-sized corporations, to small and medium-sized companies. He assists such clients in domestic and international disputes and advising them on inter-company transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. In addressing disputes on behalf of his clients, Mr. Arakawa achieves successful outcomes through bold and innovative legal thinking and arguments based upon thorough research and review of the facts and evidence. With respect to inter-company transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, Mr. Arakawa assists clients in making the right decisions and achieving their business purposes by precisely pointing out any potential risks associated with the transactions and proposing appropriate terms and conditions, or providing drafts of transactional documents based upon his extensive knowledge and profound insight.

Education & Professional Career

  • Acquisition of a major Japanese company specializing in the operation of golf courses
  • Petition for civil rehabilitation proceedings of a major Japanese real estate company
  • Petition for provisional disposition order demanding an injunction for unfair competition filed by a major Japanese coffee shop chain
2016 – PresentKitahama Partners, Representative Partner
Jan 2009 – PresentKitahama Partners, Partner
Sep 2007Visiting attorney at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
Aug 2006Study at University of Southern California
Apr 2000Admitted to practice in Japan; Joined Kitahama Partners
Mar 2000Graduated from the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
Mar 1994Ritsumeikan University (LL.B.)


Japan Association of Arbitrators