Masayuki Kinoshita

  • Lawyer (Tokyo office)

Masayuki Kinoshita provides a wide range of support to mainly domestic clients, centred around labour issues, insolvency, business restructuring, M&A and competition law. He also has significant experience in litigation and other dispute resolution, and the preservation and recovery of debts.

Professional History

1979 Born in Osaka Prefecture, Japan
2004 Graduated from Waseda University Faculty of Law
2006 Graduated from Kwansei Gakuin University Law School; passed Bar exam
2007 Completed legal training; registered as a lawyer; joined Higashimachi Law Office
2009〜2010 Adjunct lecturer, University of Hyogo Graduate School Accounting research section (Financial Instruments and Exchange Act / Commercial Code)
2016〜2020 Adjunct lecturer, Rissho University Faculty of Law (commercial law)
2018 Promoted to partner of Higashimachi LPC


“Corporate Misconduct Index” (co-author) Shojihomu Co., Ltd., 2015 (1st Ed.), 2019 (2nd Ed.),2024(3rd Ed.)
“Fraud Prevention and Response Learnt from Economic Crime Judgments” (edited by Sukeaki Tatsuoka) (co-author) Keizai Horei Kenkyukai 2015
“Cease and Desist Order and Surcharge Payment Order against Car-Carrier Vessel Cartel (Japan Fair Trade Commission orders dated 18 March 2014) – Relationship with the Anti-Monopoly Act exemption for International Shipping”, NBL, Issue No. 1025 (2014), p. 8
“Latest Analysis and Developments in Finance and Commercial Law Judgments” (co-author) (edited by Atsushi Koide) Keizai Horei Kenkyukai 2013
“Directors Liability as seen in Corporate Fraud Judgments” (co-author) (edited by Ryuichi Kamitani) Keizai Horei Kenkyukai 2012

Seminars and Presentations

“Effects of the Civil Code revisions on credit control and debt recovery”
Business Research Institute seminar, March 2019
“Points to consider from the Civil Code revisions (law of obligations) and contracts in practice”
Business Research Institute next-generation legal department leaders’ training course, November 2018
“Overview of compliance programs of competition authorities in various countries”
2014 fourth training seminar of the Japan CSR Promotion Association, February 2015
“Latest Anti-Monopoly Act and false advertising law risk management trends” (panelist)
2013 fourth training seminar of the Japan CSR Promotion Association, March 2014
“Latest cases of penalising the abuse of a dominant bargaining position”
2012 second training seminar of the Japan CSR Promotion Association, 16th October 2012


Japan Bankruptcy Lawyers’ Network
Tokyo Bar Association insolvency law research group
Japan Association of the Law of Finance
Japan CSR Promotion Association