Peter Cassidy

Registered Foreign Attorney
  • Registered Foreign Attorney (Western Australia) (Kobe office)

Peter Cassidy grew up in Perth, the state capital of Western Australia, and is registered as a foreign attorney to practice Western Australia state law and Australian commonwealth law in Japan. Before moving to Japan at the end of 2011, Peter practiced law in Perth, focusing on litigation in relation to real estate, contracts, inheritance and labour law under state law, as well as company law, insolvency, family law and immigration law under commonwealth law. He also has experience providing legal advice to Japanese nationals living in Perth. After moving to Japan Peter gained experience working at a listed company, and since joining Higashimachi LPC he has been involved in handling cross-border transactions and maritime-related contracts, including charterparty contracts, shipbuilding contracts and ship financing.

Professional History

1981 Born in Perth, Western Australia
2002 Spent one year at Konan University’s International Exchange Centre
2006 Graduated from Murdoch University with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Asian Studies (Japanese)
2007 Commenced an articled clerkship at a law firm in Perth
2008 Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia
2011 Moved to Japan (Kobe)
2012 Passed Level N1 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test
2012〜2017 Worked at Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Kobe)
2017~2018 Joined Higashimachi LPC (as a paralegal)
2018 Registered as a foreign attorney with the Japan Federation of Bar Associations
2020~ Adjunct lecturer, Kobe University Graduate School of Law


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