Motoko Kondo

  • Lawyer (Kobe and Osaka offices)

Motoko Kondo has been involved in corporate governance, internal control, establishing and maintaining an effective global compliance and ethics program (also to advance diversity & inclusion efforts), examination of business schemes and legal research for new businesses, and handling various domestic and international contracts and disputes, including M&A, labor issues, and intellectual property matters. Motoko has served as the head of legal and compliance departments at several companies and is well-versed in the decision-making and business execution processes within an organization.

Professional History

1978 Born in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
2004 Graduated from Kyoto University Faculty of Law
2006 Graduated from Kyoto University Law School
2009 Passed Bar exam
2010 Completed legal training; registered as a lawyer
2010~2011 Joined an international law firm in Osaka
2011~2015 Employed at an electronic device company in Osaka (listed on the TSE First Section)
2015~2021 Employed at a pharmaceutical and medical device company in Osaka
2021 Joined Higashimachi LPC


Corporate Misconduct Index” (co-author) Shojihomu Co., Ltd., 2024(3rd Ed.)
“Not Just Licence Contracts! Intellectual Property-Related Contracts #5 – Proof of Concept (PoC) Contracts” in the January 2022 issue of Chizai Prism.
“Q&A Legal Affairs by Industry – Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices” (co-author) Chuokeizai-sha 2019