Shintaro Okawa


Shintaro Okawa

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Shintaro Okawa handles cross-border M&A and transactions, and related compliance issues. He especially has extensive experience in national security regulations such as FDI regulations, export controls and economic sanctions of Japan, US and other major countries. He also offers advice on human rights issues in corporate activities.
He is fluent in English and Spanish.

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Shintaro Okawa:News

Interview of Yohsuke Higashi and Shintaro Okawa were featured in a M&A Online article about “Revisions to the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act and Strengthened Foreign Investment Regulations” published on December 20, 2019
Comments by Yohsuke Higashi and Shintaro Okawa were published in the Nikkei Online edition in an article
Firm News
29 new lawyers joined Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

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Shintaro Okawa:Newsletters

Bill on Amendment to Japanese FDI Regulations DownloadPDF
Pre-transaction Notification Requirements under the Japanese FDI Regulations Expanded, and Further Expansion Anticipated DownloadPDF

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Shintaro Okawa:Seminars

Oct. 29, 2019MHM Seminars
"Recent Trends Concerning the Prior Notification and Screening System under the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act - Revisions in May and September, Upcoming Revisions, and Recent Trends in the Prior Notification and Screening System"
Sep. 30, 2019MHM Seminars
"Business-Related Legal Affairs and Compliance in Argentina: Fundamentals and Recent Trends"
Jul. 8, 2019External Seminars
"The Latest Trend and Practical Issues over Whistleblowing System - with Certification of Whistleblowing System, Amendment to the Act on the Protection of Whistleblowers, and Global Whistleblowing System -"

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Shintaro Okawa:Publications

Book Article
"Practical Formats for Crisis Management Cases"
"Revisions to the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act - Impacts on the Prior Notification and Screening System Regarding Inward Direct Investment, Etc."
Book Other
"A Collection of Regulations in the Age of "Working-Style Reform""

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Shintaro Okawa:Other


  • The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 2015)
  • currently assigned to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as a fixed-term government employee (2019-)

Bar Admissions

admitted in Japan, 2016
Daini Tokyo Bar Association