Ryunosuke Ushijima

Partner

Tokyo, Japan

Ryunosuke Ushijima specializes in cross-border contract practices, international dispute resolution and antitrust law and other regulatory law related practices.

Based on his extensive experience in international legal practices, he published "Introduction to Legal Practices of International Transactions" (Civil Law Research Association) and served as a lecturer on multiple e-learning programs related to international legal practices on the Japan Federation of Bar Associations' comprehensive training website. He has extensive experience in industries such as automotive parts, machinery, food and real estate development.

By Global Law Experts (GLE), Ryunosuke Ushijima was awarded "Antitrust Law Expert of the Year in Japan – 2021, 2022", "Cross-Border Contracts Expert of the Year in Japan –2021, 2022"and "International Dispatch Resolution Expert of the Year in Japan – 2021, 2022".

Career

Waseda University, LL.B. (1984)

Ushijima & Associates(1990 -1997)

New York University Law School, M.C.J. (1996)

Miyake & Yamazaki(1997 - 2016)

Miyake, Ushijima & Imamura (2017- 2018)

King & Wood Mallesons Law Offices(Foreign Law Joint Enterprise) (2018-present)

Languages

Japanese, English

Major Activities

Daini Tokyo Bar Association (1990-present)

American Bar Association(1997-present)

Inter-Pacific Bar Association(1997- present)

Member, Back-up Committee for Department of Private International Law (Modern Relations) and Department of International Jurisdiction System, Legislative Council, Japan Federation of Bar Associations (2003 –2006)

Member, Review Committee on Legislation of International Jurisdiction Rules, Japan Federation of Bar Associations (2006 –2012)

International Bar Association(2011―present)

Vice-chairman, Committee on Foreign Lawyers and International Practice, Japan Federation of Bar Associations (2011 –2020)

Member, WG on Legal Support of Overseas Development Business of SME, Japan Federation of Bar Association (2012-present)

Chairman, Committee on Foreign Lawyers and International Practice, Japan Federation of Bar Associations (2020 – present)

Member, Council on International Activities and International Strategies, Japan Federation of Bar Associations (2020 – present)

Mediator/arbitrator and Financial ADR mediator/arbitrator, Danini Tokyo Bar Association Arbitration Center (2000 – present)

Certification

Attorney at Law (Admitted in Japan and New York)

Books and Papers

Extraterritorial Application of U.S. Antitrust Law to International Cartels (Journal of the Japanese Institute of International Business Law Aug. 2003)

Approach through Landmark Cooperative Relationship between U.S.DOJ and U.K.OFT in Marine Hose Intentional Cartel Case and Critical Consideration of Criminal Enforcement in Japan (Journal of the Japanese Institute of International Business Law Mar. 2008)

Damages Actions by Foreign Purchasers in International Cartel Case and Extraterritorial Application of Antitrust Law (Liberty & Justice May 2010)

Introduction to Legal Practices of International Transactions, Society for Civil Law Researches (2011)

New Legislation on International Jurisdiction of the Japanese Courts - Practitioner's Perspective (Collective Work), Shoji Homu (2012)

The Essentials of Merger Review (Collective Work), American Bar Association (2013)

Fine Selection of International Business Cases Effective on Practice (Collective Work), Yuhikaku (2015)

Legal Considerations relating to Response to U.S. Antitrust Investigation Involving Automotive Parts (Journal of the Japanese Institute of International Business Law May 2015)

International Merger Notification and Gun Jumping: Using as Material Cannon’s Share Acquisition Tokyo Medical Systems (Journal of the Japanese Institute of International Business Law Oct. 2019)

Minimizing antitrust troubles by implementing effective compliance (Collective Work), Westlaw (2020)

Lectures/Seminars

Mizuho Research Institute "Orientation Course for Legal Knowledge and Compliance Essential to International Transaction" Lecturer

Japan Federation of Bar Associations "Seminar on International Jurisdiction New Legislation " Lecturer

Deloitte/Reed Smith "Navigating the U.S. Regulatory Landscape - Anti-Trust and Anti-Corruption" Lecturer

Japan Federation of Bar Associations E-learning "Various Issues relating to Overseas Development Business of Small-to-Medium-Sized Enterprise - Part I Legal Considerations relating to Overseas Transaction" Lecturer

Japan Federation of Bar Associations E-learning "Basic structure and Trend of Private International Law in International Transaction Field" Lecturer

Japan Federation of Bar Associations E-learning "Initial Response of Small-to-Medium-Sized Enterprise to Dispute with Foreign Enterprise" Lecturer

NTT Holding Companies Antimonopoly Act Study Group “International Merger Notification and Gun Jumping in U.S., EU and China” Lecturer

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