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Law Firm with Strength in IT

Japanese Law Firm with Strength in IT

MONOLITH LAW OFFICE consists of 18 attorneys, including the founding lawyer Toki Kawase, 16 IT Consultants, and 85 staff members (including Part-Time and Student Interns). We have served as legal counsel to approximately 526 companies, mainly Japanese IT and Startups. To date, we have provided legal services to 1075 clients in the IT industry.

We are currently looking for foreign attorneys, experienced paralegals, and law clerks as well. If interested please take a look at our “Careers” page.

The experience of our Managing Attorney in working as an engineer and running a business

We are more than just legal advisors.
You can count on us as your IT and Internet law experts!

Toki Kawase

Managing Attorney: Toki Kawase

[Biography]
Formerly an IT engineer, he has been involved in the management of IT companies. Served as legal counsel to more than 100 companies, ranging from top-tier organizations to seed-stage Startups. He is a Representative Director of Easter Inc. and Auditor of oVice Inc. and Chief Legal Officer of TOKIUM Inc.

[Education & Affiliations]
Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, Faculty of Law-The University of
Tokyo
Affiliations -Japan MENSA

Satoshi Tanikawa

Senior Associate Attorney: Satoshi Tanikawa

[Education & Affiliations]
Meiji University Faculty of Law
Meiji University Law School

[Areas of Practice and Expertise]
Internet, Fundraising, Intellectual Property Law, and other General Coprorate Matters (Corporate Law, Labor Law, Contracts, and etc.)

Web3 Team

Chihiro Mitsumata

Senior Associate Attorney: Chihiro Mitsumata

[Education & Affiliations]
Meiji Gakuin University Faculty of Law
Keio University Law School
Affiliations-
Member of Lawyers Practice Reform Committee, Tokyo Bar Association
Member of Headquarters for Promotion of Expansion of Lawyers' Practice
Areas
Member of Internet Law Research Division

[Areas of Practice and Expertise]
Countermeasures againts Reputational Damage, Youtuber Virtual Youtuber Law, System Development and IT Law, General Corporate Law, Traffic Accident Law

PMD Act Team

Shu Akegami

Associate Attorney: Shu Akegami

[Education & Affiliations] Ritsumeikan University Faculty of Law Osaka University Law School

[Areas of Practice and Expertise] General Corporate, Fundraising, Bankruptcy/civil rehabilitation related, contracts, and etc.

Azusa Adachi

Associate Attorney: Azusa Adachi

[Education & Affiliations]
Chuo University Faculty of Law
Keio University Law School

[Areas of Practice and Expertise]
General Corporate, Intellectual Property and IT realated matters, contracts, and etc.

Web3 Team

Jun Kizaki

Associate Attorney: Jun Kizaki

[Education & Affiliations]
Chuo University Faculty of Law
University of Tokyo Law School

[Areas of Practice and Expertise]
General Corporate Legal Affairs, Various Contracts, Personnel and Labor Matters, Venture Buisness, IT Legal Affairs, etc.

[Work Highlights]
2021~ Lecturer at University of Tokyo Law School

2023~Member of Tokyo Bar Association Special Committee on Labor Legislation (Incumbent)

VTuber Team

Kosuke Takahashi

Associate Attorney: Kosuke Takahashi

[Education & Affiliations]
Osaka University
Keio Univeristy Law School

2020~21 Tokyo-based Law Firm Handling IT Related and General Civil Cases

[Areas of Practice and Expertise]
Entertainement Law, IT-related Law, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Non Life Insurance (traffic accidents, insurance fraud and etc.)

VTuber Team

Sumie Takahashi

Associate Attorney: Sumie Takahashi

[Education & Affiliations]
Niigata University Faculty of Law
Waseda University Law School

[Areas of Practice and Expertise]
General Corporate Law, Personnel and Labor Matters, Contract Law

Naoto Takeda

Associate Attorney: Naoto Takeda

[Education & Affiliations]
Chuo University
University of Tokyo Law School

[Areas of Practice and Expertise]
General Corporate Legal Affairs, Contracts and etc.

PMD Act Team

Hiroki Takenaka

Associate Attorney: Hiroki Takenaka

[Education & Affiliations]
Waseda University Law School

~2022 A law firm handling general civil matters and IT relataed cases
Feb. 2022~ MONOLITH LAW OFFICE

[Areas of Practice and Expertise]
Entertainment Law, IT Related Law

VTuber Team

Toshiharu Nagahama

Associate Attorney: Toshiharu Nagahama

[Education & Affiliations]
University of Tokyo Faculty of Law
University of Tokyo Law School

[Areas of Practice and Expertise]
General Corporate Law, Startup Law, Intellectual Property and IT Law

Yukako Naya

Associate Attorney: Yukako Naya

[Education & Affiliations]
Chuo University Faculty of Law
Hitotsubashi University Law School

2017~2019 Kyodo Printing CO., LTD.

[Areas of Practice and Expertise]
General Corporate Law, Contract Law and etc.

Kosuke Matsunaga

Associate Attorney: Kosuke Matsunaga

[Education & Affiliations]
Chuo University Faculty of Law
University of Tokyo Law School

[Areas of Practice and Expertise]
General Corporate Law, Contract Law

Web3 Team

Daisuke Mineta

Associate Attorney: Daisuke Mineta

[Education & Affiliations]
Chuo University Faculty of Law
Hitotsubashi University Law School

[Areas of Practice and Expertise]
General Corporate Law, Contract Law

Hiromi Myoken

Associate Attorney: Hiromi Myoken

[Education & Affiliations]
Waseda University Faculty of Law
Waseda University Law School

[Areas of Practice and Expertise]
General Corporate Law, Contract Law

Isamu Yoshioka

Associate Attorney: Isamu Yoshioka

[Education & Affiliations]
Fukuoka University Faculty of Law
Waseda University Law School

[Areas of Practice and Expertise]
General Corporate Law, Contract Law

Web3 Team

Lucas B. Slobodticov

Foreign Associate: Lucas B. Slobodticov

[Bar admissions]
Sao Paulo, Brazil.

[Areas of Practice and Expertise]
Corporate, Data Protection, Contracts.

Sergio G. Elias-Wilson

Foreign Associate: Sergio G. Elias-Wilson

[Bar admissions]
California, New York, Washington, D.C. and Oregon.

[Areas of Practice and Expertise]
General Corporate, Web3, Blockchain, etc.

Web3 Team

Kenji Shinjo

Advisor Attorney: Kenji Shinjo

Belonging to Ueda Koichi Law Firm

[Education & Affiliations]
Keio University Faculty of Law

[Work Highlights]
Active in the forefront of prosecution practice, including the investigation of the Aum Shinrikyo case, which attracted tremendous public attention.
Former Prosecutor at Tokyo High Public Prosecutors Office, Former
Prosecutor of Legal Training and Research Institute, Former Specially Appointed Professor at Meiji University Law School

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