Takeshi Kikuchi

Admitted in Japan

As a Japanese litigator, my objectives are the resolution and prevention of disputes. Litigators need to be well versed in legal texts and theories derived from case law. These are the “tools” we work with. Before applying the tools we need to diagnose the substance of the dispute and the realities of business. We need the facts. As one of the senior partners here at Kojima Law Offices, I emphasize training/educating our lawyers in using these “tools” to serve our clients’ needs. We have used this approach to forge a highly capable legal team with a depth of knowledge and experience. In my free time, I enjoy swimming and watching horse races. I visited six race courses including Ascot and Newmarket while studying in the UK.

Areas of Practice

Corporate, International Commercial Transactions, Intellectual Property, Dispute Resolution, Regulatory

Notable Cases

Defended "Passing Off" claims regarding shapes of electric guitars (Tokyo District Court Judgment of February 27, 1998 Hanrei Times No. 975 P. 215, Tokyo High Court Judgment of February 24, 2000, Hanrei Jiho No. 1719 P. 122)

Disputes regarding computer systems

Advice on environmental regulations of various countries

International Arbitration


Japanese and English


The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)

University of Bristol (LL.M.)


1992     Admitted to the Japan Bar
1992-Present   Kojima Law Offices (Partner from 2000)
2015-2019    Audit & Supervisory Board Member (KANSAYAKU) of NEC Corporation


Professional Affiliations


Seminars and Lectures

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