Toru Ishiguro


Toru Ishiguro

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Bar Admissions

admitted in Japan, 1980; New York State, 1984
Daini Tokyo Bar Association
New York State Bar Association

Contact Information



Practice Areas


University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1978)
Columbia Law School (LL.M., 1983)
Trainee at Sullivan & Cromwell, New York (1983-1984)
Resident Partner, Hamada & Matsumoto, London office (1987-1989)

Major Activities

  •  Planning Committee Member of Japan Investor Relations Association (1994)
  •  Member of Financial Law Board (1998)
  •  Corporate Auditor, Monex Securities Ltd. (2000)
  •  Director of IR Academy (2001)
  •  Member of Advisory Board, NTT Docomo, Inc. (2003)
  •  Member of Disciplinary Committee, JASDAQ Securities Exchange (2005)
  •  Director General and Member of Editorial Board, Japan Financial ADR/Ombudsman Study Group (2007)
  •  Member of Asia Debt Listing Study Group, Waseda University Global COE (Center of Excellence) (2010)
  •  Member, Working Group of Financial Services Agency on the Disclosure System (2010)
  •  Expert Member, Financial System Council, Financial Services Agency (2012)

Toru Ishiguro:Awards

Top rankings received from Chambers Global 2016
Top rankings received from Best Lawyers in the seventh edition of "The Best Lawyers in Japan"
Top rankings received from Chambers Asia 2016
Top ranking received in "Who's Who Legal: Banking 2016"
Top Ranking Received From Legal500 2016

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Toru Ishiguro:News

Top ranking received in "Who's Who Legal: Japan 2015"
Comments from Toru Ishiguro and Katsumasa Suzuki published on ALB August Issue
Comments from Toru Ishiguro, Takahiro Kobayashi, Taro Omoto published on ALB August Issue
Comments from Toru Ishiguro published on The Lawyer June Issue
Public Service
Report released by the Working Group on Disclosure Systems formed by the Financial Services Agency, in which Toru Ishiguro serves as a member

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Toru Ishiguro:Seminars

May. 28, 2009External Seminars
"ALB In-house Legal Summit Tokyo 2009"
Jun. 19, 2008 - Jun. 20, 2008External Seminars
"ALB Managing Partners Asia Forum"

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Toru Ishiguro:Publications

Magazine Article
"What Response Does the Corporate Governance Code Require? Concepts of Board Evaluation and Functions of Outside Directors"
Book Article
"Emergence and Development of Law Firms in Japan"
"Fund Raising and Capital Markets"
"Internal Control & IR: From the perspective of Scholars and Practitioners"
"Finance-related Services at Law Firms (Vol. 3): Mori Hamada & Matsumoto"

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