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Kumpei Ohashi    (Partner)


Admitted Japan (2002) and New York (2015)
Bar Association Tokyo Bar Association
Education The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1997)
The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
New York University School of Law, Visiting Scholar (2012-2013)
Columbia Law School (LL.M., 2014)
Background Kanto Law Office (2002-2004)
Matsuda & Partners (2004-2015)
Qualification Patent Attorney (Registered in 2006)
Public Office Member of the 2019 Bar Examination Committee and the Preliminary Bar Examination (Penal Code) Committee
Member Japan Patent Attorneys Association 
NPO Institute of Digital Forensics
Vice-Chairperson of the Criminal Defence Committee of the Tokyo Bar Association
Practice Areas Commercial Law in general (Credit Management and Collection, Commercial and Corporate Litigation, Disputes and Litigation concerning Continuous Transactions between Companies, Real Estate Disputes and Litigation, etc.), Corporate Scandals and Criminal Cases (Law Violation/Accounting Fraud, etc., Criminal Cases in general including Financial and Economic Cases), Intellectual Property Law (Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Unfair Competition Cases, Intellectual Property Rights Contracts, etc.), Bankruptcy Law (Civil Rehabilitation Filing, Bankruptcy Filing, Administrator in Bankruptcy), Inheritance Cases
Languages Japanese and English


Recommendations and Awards


  • "GO with a criminal defense attorney! Vol. 86: Response to prosecutor’s appeal in a lay judge trial," LIBRA August 2019 Edition, Tokyo Bar Association (2019)
  • The Legal 500 Comparative Guides - Bribery & Corruption (2nd edition), Japan chapter, Legalease Ltd. (2019) [Co-author]
  • Getting the Deal Through - Risk & Compliance Management 2019, Japan chapter, Law Business Research Ltd. (2019) [Co-author]
  • "Implementation of and Defense Practice through the Discussion and Agreement System in Cooperating with Investigations and Public Trials (Part 2)," NIBEN Frontier, March 2019 Issue, Daini Tokyo Bar Association (2019)
  • "Implementation of and Defense Practice through the Discussion and Agreement System in Cooperating with Investigations and Public Trials (Part 1)," NIBEN Frontier, January/February 2019 Issue, Daini Tokyo Bar Association (2019)
  • "The Power of Specialists for Preventing, Identifying, and Responding to Misconduct," Business Law Journal No.131, LexisNexis Japan (2018) [Co-author]
  • "American Practice (1): Defense Practice by The Bronx Defenders," KIKAN KEIJI BENGO, Issue No.96, GENDAIJINBUNSHA (2018) 
  • The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Business Crime 2019, Japan chapter, Global Legal Group (2018)  [Co-author]
  • Getting the Deal Through - Risk & Compliance Management 2018, Japan chapter, Law Business Research Ltd. (2018) [Co-author]
  • New Perspectives of Criminal Proceedings (Part 2), SEIBUNDOH Publishing Co., Ltd. (2017) [Co-author]
  • How Can You Represent Those People, GENDAIJINBUNSHA (2017) [Translator]
  • "Criminal Defence Clinic (5): Banning Interviews," KIKAN KEIJI BENGO, Issue No.91, GENDAIJINBUNSHA (2017) 
  • "Inappropriate Defence and “Quality of Criminal Defence“," Constitutional Criminal Defence: Practical Approach by Attorney Takashi Takano, Nippon Hyoronsha Co., Ltd. (2017)
  • Getting the Deal Through - Risk & Compliance Management 2017, Japan chapter, Law Business Research Ltd. (2017) [Co-author]
  • A Practical Guide to E-Discovery in Asia, Japan Chapter, LexisNexis Singapore (June,  2017)  [Co-author]
  • "Expansion of Video-Link Witness Examination," authored in Japanese by Kumpei Ohashi, Partner, has been published in Jiyu to Seigi (Liberty & Justice) Vol.68 No.4, the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (2017)
  • "Changes To The Enforceability Of Exclusive Foreign Jurisdiction Agreements Under Japanese Law," Expert Guide - Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2016, Corporate LiveWire(2016)[Co-author]
  • China Outbound Investment Guide 2016, Japan Chapter, ALM Publication(2016)[Co-author]
  • "[Special Report: Fighting Avoidance Cases] – Disputing The Evidence", KIKAN KEIJI BENGO, Issue No.86, GENDAIJINBUNSHA (2016) 
  • "Legal Representation in Criminal Appeals", SEIBUNDOH Publishing Co., Ltd. (2016) [Co-author]
  • "Asserting Innocence under the US Legal System, JIYU TO SEIGI", published by the JFBA, Vol.65 No.9 (2014)
  • "Criminal Representation Today Volume 2—Issues Facing Criminal Lawyers Today", DAI-ICHI HOKI Co., Ltd. (2013) [Co-author (Chapter 15, "Appealing Lay Judge Decisions")]
  • "Special Report: Modern Appeals Trials and Criminal Representation—Basics of Investigation Requests", KIKAN KEIJI BENGO, Issue No.74, published by GENDAIJINBUNSHA (2013)
  • "Principles of Credit Management", SHOJIHOMU Co., Ltd. (2012) [Co-author]
  • "Criminal Representation Manual, New Edition”, GYOUSEI (2012) [Co-author & editorial manager]
  • "Special Report: Lay Judge Courts and the Appellate System—Caselaw Report 2: The Case of an Acquittal at Trial Court Reversed and Remanded by Appellate Court", KIKAN KEIJI BENGO, Issue No.68, published by GENDAIJINBUNSHA (2011)
  • "Changes to the Law of Obligations—Proposals from Lawyers", DAI-ICHI HOKI Co., Ltd. (2011) [Co-author]
  • "How Criminal Hearings are Changing: Legal Representation Under a Lay Judge Court System [Edition 21 / Basics of Legal Representation at Appeal in Cases Heard by Lay Judge Courts]", JIYU TO SEIGI, published by the JFBA, October 2009 Edition (2009) [Co-author]
  • "Civil Code with Diagrams (Family Law and Inheritance) 2009 Edition", OKURA ZAIMU KYOKAI (2009) [Co-author]
  • "Specialist Training Course for Lawyers: The Lay Judge System—How it Works", GYOUSEI (2019) [Co-author]
  • "Are You Prepared for the Civil Code Amendment? The Whole Picture and the Issues in Brief", in Q&A Format, MINJIHO KENKYUKAI (2009) [Co-author]
  • "Handling of Criminal Suspects Under the Lay Judge Court System", JIYU TO SEIGI, published by the JFBA, November 2008 Edition (2008) [Co-author]
  • "Legal Representation in Criminal Cases for Beginners", GENDAIJINBUNSHA (December 2007) [Co-author]
  • "A Practical Guide to Using Class Shares Subject to Class-Wide Call Under the Companies Act", TURN AROUND MANAGER, January 2007 Issue (2007)
  • "Practical Manual for Division of Inheritance", GYOUSEI (2006) [Co-author]
  • "Better Tax Profile than a Company! How an LLP Works and How to Use it to Your Advantage", KIGYOU JITSUMU, October 2005 Edition (2005)
  • "Change in the Law! What is in Store with the Amended Commercial Code and Bankruptcy Act, and the Impact on Small Businesses", KIGYOU JITSUMU, October 2004 Edition (2004)

Web Articles


  • "Advanced Workshop on Overseas Branches Legal Compliance (Japan)," hosted by the Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance, September 18, 2018
  • Panelist at a session entitled "Cooperation in White Collar Crime Cases: Legal and Practical Challenges Encountered by Prosecutors and Defense Attorneys," at LAWASIA's 30th Conference, September 20, 2017
  • "Panel Discussion: Plea Bargaining in the United States and Japan," hosted by The Bronx Defenders, October 26, 2015