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

"Introduction to Economic Security for the Financial Industry and IT Vendors"
Magazine Article
"New Series: Economic Security for Corporate Legal Affairs (Part 1) What is Economic Security?"
Magazine Article
"Clarification of 'Deemed' Export Control Under the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act: Explanation from the Basics of Security Export Control"

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Shintaro Okawa:Other


  • The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 2015)
  • assigned as a fixed-term government employee to the following: the Trade Control Policy Division, Security Trade Control Policy Division, and International Investment Control Office of the Trade Control Department, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau; and the Economy and Security Office of the Minister's Secretariat, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry ​​​(2019-2021)

Bar Admissions

admitted in Japan, 2016
Daini Tokyo Bar Association