Takahiro Suwa

DT Legal Japan, Attorney-at-law

Takahiro Suwa

3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku


Shin-Tokyo Building


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Takahiro Suwa deals wide range of corporate legal matters. In particular, he has vast experiences in handling dispute resolutions, such as litigations between corporations.
He provides one-stop strategic legal services spanning evidence preservation, civil preservation through to procedures to civil execution.
In general corporate matters, he prepares and reviews contractual documents, and provides corporations with solid guidance how to handle general shareholders meetings.
He is also well-versed in structuring out inheritance and trust scheme as well as handling general civil cases.

Examples of his recent work include:

  • Conducting legal due diligence, negotiation, and documentation for M & A transactions, and consultation on various sorts of relevant laws and regulations. 
  • Supporting corporations in handling prior consultation with the Fair Trade Commission regarding business combinations
  • Assisting corporations in bankruptcy processing including special liquidation petition and creditor bankruptcy petition
  • Handling libel disputes over reputational damages on the Internet
  • Spearheading legislation survey and scheme construction for new inbound business centered on tourism

Professional Experience
2017-2020        Ogasawara Konno and Rokugawa
2020-Present   DT Legal Japan

Professional Qualification
Tokyo Bar Association (2017)

2010-2014 Chuo University (LL.B.)
2014-2016    School of Law, Hitotsubashi University (J.D.)

Japanese and English

 - Report on the Effectiveness of Whistleblowing Systems in Corporate Fraud, commissioned by Consumer Affairs Agency, Government of Japan (co-author, 2024)
 - "Q&A Human Rights Due Diligence", Kinzai (co-author, 2023)
 - "Outline of Data Protection Laws in Various Countries", co-authored (Global Keiei :January/February 2022)
 - "Correspondence to Corporate Scandals and Fraud Problems", co-authored (Roumujijyo: April 1, 2018)
 - "Latest Practice in Document Management for Personnel and Labor", co-authored (Roumujijyo: March 1, 2019)
 - "Answering the concerns of medical and nursing care workers! Legal consultation Q & A for hospitals and nursing homes", co-authored (May 10, 2019)
 - "Understanding from Precedents: Workplace Harassment Practice Q & A 2nd Edition", co-authored (Seibunsha, August 1, 2019)
 - "Legal responsibilities of directors and executive officers that HR personnel should know" (Labor situation: October 1, 2018)

 - "Compliance training focusing on the Whistleblower Protection Act for a major automotive manufacturer" (June 29, 2023)  
 - "Modern Civil Law and Corporate Legal Affairs" (October 21, 2018 @ Musashino Chamber of Commerce)

Takahiro Suwa