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Yasuhiro Usui   (Partner)

Yasuhiro Usui
Admitted Japan (2007)
Bar Association Tokyo Bar Association
Education Keio University (LL.B., 2004)
Sophia Law School (J.D., 2006)
Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
Queen Mary College, University of London (Diploma in Intellectual Property Law, 2014)
University of Pennsylvania (LL.M., 2015)
Background Secondment with Cool Japan Fund Inc. (February 2017-January 2018)
Member Intellectual Property Lawyers Network Japan (IPLNET)
Intellectual Property Association of Japan
Practice Areas General Corporate Law, Venture Finance, Domestic/Foreign Investment (Joint Venture, Limited Partnership Contracts), Intellectual Property Law, Food Law, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ Related Legal Affairs, Data Protection (Personal Information and Non-personal Information) , Finance, Cross-border Transactions, Labor and Employment, Real Estate Transactions, Securities Litigation (accounting fraud etc.)
Languages Japanese and English

Tel +81-(0)3-5501-2295

Recommendations and Awards


  • Legal Consulting on Intellectual Property of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Part II, SEIRIN SHOIN (2019) [Co-author]
  • Real Estate Investment Trust – Theory and Practice, 2nd Edition,  Koubundou Publishers Inc. (2019) [Co-author]
  • "Application of Blockchain to Intellectual Property and Content Management: Based on Actual Cases of Services Overseas and Discussions of Legal Systems," Intellectual Property Management Journal, April Edition, Vol. 69 No.4 (No. 820) (2019) [Co-author]
  • "Research Study on Recent Trends of Data Protection Acts in Other Countries," Personal Information Protection Commission (2018) [Co-author]
  • Manual for Drafting Syndicated Loan Agreements New Edition‐Practical Know-how in Domestic and Overseas Joint Financing‐Third edition, CHUOKEIZAI-SHA INC. (2018) [Co-author]
  • Intellectual Property Strategies for Proactive Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries – Establishment of Japan Food Brand - Textbook for Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Intellectual Property, the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (2018) [Co-author]
  • Manual for Drafting Syndicated Loan Agreements New Edition‐Practical Know-how in Domestic and Overseas Joint Financing‐Second edition, CHUOKEIZAI-SHA INC. (2014) [Co-author]
  • Manual for Drafting Syndicated Loan Agreements New Edition‐Practical Know-how in Domestic and Overseas Joint Financing, CHUOKEIZAI-SHA INC. (2011) [Co-author]
  • Real Estate Investment Trust – Theory and Practice, Koubundou Publishers Inc. (2011) [Co-author]
  • "Q&A: Responding to Borrower Requests for Amendment of Residential Home Loan Terms" Financial Compliance, Banking Education Co., Ltd. (May 2010) [Co-author]
  • Theory and Practice of TMKs—Asset Liquidation Using TMKs, Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs (2009) [Co-author]
  • Quick Guide to the Revised Insurance Law, Nippon Jitsugyo Publishing (2009) [Co-author]
  • Commentary on the Insurance Law, 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]



  • "Innovation and Regulatory Initiatives," at a syposium "Insights into the New Era of Industrial Innovation and related Legal Issues," hosted by Westlaw Japan K.K. and Jiji Press, Ltd., January 30, 2020
  • "Personal Information Protection System of Business and the World (Data Protection Act),” hosted by Atsumi & Sakai and Westlaw Japan K.K., July 4, 2018
  • "MBO 2012 Practical Impact of Judicial Decisions - Culture Convenience Club and Other Cases", hosted by Kinyu Zaimu Kenkyukai, August 29, 2012
  • "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