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Junko Ogushi   (Senior Partner)

Junko Ogushi
Admitted Japan (1998) and California (2017)
Bar Association Tokyo Bar Association
Education The University of Tokyo, (B.A., in International Relations, 1984)
The University of Milan (Universita' degli Studi di Milano ) (Faculty of Humanities Study, Single Course, 1986-1987)
The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
University of Michigan Law School (LL.M.) (2015)
Background Previous banking and trading company experience
On secondment with RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP (October 2015-April 2017)
Public Office Member of Legislative Council (Insurance Law Subcommittee) at Ministry of Justice (October 2006-March 2008)
Member of the Fuchu Information Disclosure Screening Commission (October 2000-September 2010)
Auditor for the Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute (TIRI) (October 2020-)
Member Japan Association of the Law of Finance
Japan Association of Arbitrators
Associazione Italo-Giapponese per il Diritto Comparato (AIGDC)
Practice Areas M&A, Renewable Energy (Solar Power, Wind Power), Real Estate Transactions, Securitization Transactions, Insurance, Financial Law, Data Protection Law, Corporate Law, Dispute Resolution
Languages Japanese, English and Italian

Recommendations and Awards


  • Real Estate Investment Trust – Theory and Practice, 2nd Edition,  Koubundou Publishers Inc. (2019) [Editor/Co-author]
  • "Research Study on Recent Trends of Data Protection Acts in Other Countries,” Personal Information Protection Commission (2018) [Co-author]
  • ""InsTech" in Japan: Direction and Key Points on the Insurance Business Act," GINKO JITSUMU Vol.46 No.5, Banking Education Co., Ltd. (May 2016) [Co-author]
  • Global Legal Insights - Corporate Real Estate, First Edition, Japan Chapter, Global Legal Group (2014) [Co-Author]
  • "Vietnamese court's revocation of a VIAC arbitral award: a Japanese investor vs its Vietnamese JV partner," JCA Journal,  the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (January 2014)  [Co-author]
  • "Insurance business regulations in Japan," Euromoney Yearbooks -International Reinsurance Review 2013/14, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (2013) [Co-author] 
  • "From Japan to Myanmar," IFLR JULY/AUGUST 2012, IFLR (2012)
  • Real Estate Law - Expertise and Practice, The Gyosei Corporation (2011) [Co-author]
  • Real Estate Investment Trust – Theory and Practice, Koubundou Publishers Inc. (2011) [Editor/Co-author]
  • "Potential for Abuse of Superior Bargaining Power by Financial Institutions When Providing Mortgages via Residential Home Sellers," Financial Compliance, Banking Education Co., Ltd. (November, 2009) [Co-author]
  • "Recently Enacted Amendments to the Money Lending Business Act," Jutaku Loan Advisors Tsushin, September 2009 issue, Zaidan Houjin Jutaku Kinyu Fukyu Kyoukai (2009) [Co-author]
  • "Management and Collection of Real Estate Mortgage Receivables and Practical Handling," Financial Compliance, July 2009, Banking Education (2009) [Co-author]
  • "Quick Guide to Revised Insurance Law," by Nippon Jitsugyo Publishing (2009) [Co-author]
  • "Insurance Law and Principles of fiduciary/Insurance Contracts as Consumer Contracts," Jiyu to Seigi (Liberty & Justice) Vol.60 No.1, by JFBA (January 2009) 
  • "Commentary on the Trust Law," by Gyosei (2008) [Co-author]
  • "Legal Counseling on Lease of Apartments and Office Buildings," by Seirin Shoin (2008) [Co-author]
  • "Commentary on the Insurance Law," by Koubundou (2008) [Co-author]
  • "Outline of the Revised Insurance Law and Compliance Issues concerning Insurance Sales through Banks and other Depository Institutions," Financial Compliance, September 2008, by Banking Education Co., Ltd. (2008) [Co-author]
  • "Mortgage Broker Services Under the Money-Lending Business Control and Regulation Law," Financial Compliance, May 2008, by Banking Education Co., Ltd. (2008) [Co-author]
  • "The Impact of the Postal Privatization on Mortgage Loans," Mortgage Loan Adviser Press, Sep. 2007, Association of Mortgage Finances (2007)
  • "Business, IP, and Voluntary Trusts," Central Research Institute of Intellectual Property's Research Report vol. 21, the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (2007)
  • "Interpreting the New Trust Law," Sanseido Publishing Co., Ltd. (2007) [Co-author]
  • "The Influence of Revisions of the Financial Products Transactions Law and Trust Business Law on Real Estate Agents," (in Japanese), Gekkan Fudosan (May 2006)
  • "Introduction to the New Special Liquidation Procedure," (in Japanese), Tokyo Bar Association (2006) [Co-author]
  • "Trends and Developments in the Reits Market," Reits in Asia, Asia Law & Practice (2005)

Web Articles 

  • "When will Japan have a casino resort?" IBA Digital Content (January, 2019)
  • "Recent developments in power legislation in Japan," IBA Digital Content (January, 2019)
  • "What's happening in the share-house market in Japan?," IBA Digital Content (June, 2018)
  • "International Corporate Procedures", Japan Chapter, Jordan Publishing Online (May, 2018) [Co-author]  
  • "Contracts, Negotiation and Enforcement in Japan: Overview," Practical Law, Thomson Reuters (February, 2017; November, 2020 updated) [Co-author] 
  • "Jurisdiction update: Japan - Insurance," THOMSON REUTERS ACCELUS Online (October, 2012; September, 2016 updated) [Co-author] 
  • "Arbitration Procedures and Practice in Japan," Practical Law, Thomson Reuters (January, 2016) [Co-author]
  • "The long road of reform," International Bar Association Online (December, 2012) [Contribution]
  • "International Corporate Procedures," Japan Chapter, Jordan Publishing Online (October, 2012) [Co-author]


  • Speaker at a session entitled "The renewable power generation pricing dilemma: how to structure a bankable long-term PPA and provide power in affordable terms," at the International Bar Association's 2019 Annual Conference held in Seoul, September 22-27, 2019
  • Panelist at the panel discussion entitled "Bilateral Portfolio Optimization," at the event entitled "2nd EU-Japan EPA Forum," May 16, 2019
  • Panelist at a panel discussion entitled "Investing and financing in property and infrastructure projects in the Asia Pacific region, from both an investor’s and target’s perspective," at the IBA 6th Asia Pacific Regional Forum Biennial Conference: Unified Asia, hosted by the International Bar Association, March 1, 2019
  • "Overview of Real Estate and Regulations in Japan," at an event entitled "Japan Real Estate Market Outlook," hosted by PropertyGuru, September 9 and 10, 2017
  • Moderator at a seminar eititled "The Relationship between Japan's Amended Personal Information Protection Act, the EU General Data Protection Regulation and Brexit in a Global Context," hosted by Atsumi & Sakai in collaboration with Taylor Wessing Hamburg and Taylor Wessing London, March 24, 2017
  • “Singapore-Malaysia High Speed Rail Project,” hosted by Japan Conference on Overseas Development of Eco-Cities (J-CODE) in collaboration with Singapore RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, January 11, 2017
  • "Infrastructure Projects in Malaysia," hosted by Japan Conference on Overseas Development of Eco-Cities (J-CODE) in collaboration with AZMI & Associates, September 27, 2016
  • "Global Developments in Data Protection Law," hosted by the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Singapore, September 15, 2016
  • "Balanced Residence in Indonesia" assisting Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners, hosted by Japan Conference on Overseas Development of Eco-Cities (J-CODE), May 24, 2016
  • Moderator at a seminar eititled "Data Protection Seminar - Japan/ASEAN/EU," hosted by Atsumi & Sakai in collaboration with Taylor Wessing and RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, March 1, 2016
  • "Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration: Maintaining a Fair, Equitable and Expeditious Process", 10th Asia-Pacific Seminar in Myanmar (Yangon, Myanmar), co-hosted by ACT Foundation, Yangon Technological University, and the Institute of Industrial Science (ICUS) of the University of Tokyo. January 8, 2014
  • "Insurance Business Regulations in Japan," hosted by the the Cambodian Society of Comparative Law Annual Conference 2013, March 1, 2013
  • "Insurance Law," hosted by the Combodian Royal University of Law and Economy, February 28, 2013
  • "Outline and Current Issues of Japanese Real Estate Investment Trusts" at the 2nd Asian Forum of Legislative Information Affairs held in South Korea, co-hosted by the Ministry of Government Legislation, National Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Korean Public Law Association, June 27, 2012
  • "Real Estate Securitization: Basics to REIT M&A," hosted by the Steering Committee of the Tokyo Bar Association Legal Research Centre of Tokyo Bar Association, May 19, 2010
  • "Compliance with Laws and How to Deal with Troubles at Banking Offices," hosted by the Training Institute of Regional Banks Association of Japan, June 18, 2009
  • "Commentary on the Revised Insurance Law," hosted by Facsimile News, January 15, 2009
  • "Practical Aspects of the Revised Insurance Law," hosted by Institute for Financial Affairs, August 1, 2008
  • "The Impact of New Trust Law Structures on Securitization Transactions," hosted by the Institute for Financial Affairs, January 31, 2007
  • "Learning the Law and Practicing Law," Surugadai University, Law School, June 30, 2004
  • "Government Initiatives in Real Estate Finance & Securitization," IMN—The 6th Annual Summit on Real Estate Finance & Securitization in Japan, December 15, 2003