Professional Summary

Yasuhiro started my career as a lawyer in 1995 and had worked with Baker & McKenzie for 19 years since then. He was on the corporate practice group of Baker & McKenzie, Tokyo. Among other things, Yasuhiro had been specializing in employment and labor laws and led the labor practice group of Baker & McKenzie, Tokyo. Yasuhiro had been recognized as one of leading lawyers in employment and
labor law in Japan by various directories – including PLC Which Lawyer?, Best Lawyers, Chambers Asia – as well as other prominent legal support publications. Also, Yasuhiro has been acting as one of the core members of the Labor Law Special Committee of the Tokyo Bar Association, providing professional training to young lawyers and judges, and also used to be a part time teacher at the Aoyama Gakuin University, Graduate School of Law, from 2010 to 2013.

Practice Focus

As a labor law specialist, Yasuhiro has assisted a broad range of companies (mainly foreign companies) in various employment management matters, e.g. employment contracts, work rules, wage system, working hours system and dispatch/secondment/contract work arrangements. He provides advice on harassment, downsizing, dismissal and non-competition, and also represents companies in dispute settlement, negotiation, litigation, labor tribunal matters and collective bargaining. In particular, Yasuhiro often deals with unique employment law matters which arise in global companies, and advises on the adoption of overseas employment systems (wage system, code of ethics, etc.)in a Japanese workplace. He also represents and advises companies in dealing with regulatory offices such as the Labor Standards Inspection Office and the Labor Bureau.