Hideaki Umetsu

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Hideaki Umetsu

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Hideaki Umetsu specializes in cross-border M&A and investment, governance and compliance by Japanese companies overseas, international trade law, and matters related to business activities and human rights, among other areas. He also has extensive experience in contract negotiations with overseas companies. In addition to offering advice on crisis management, including bribery and accounting fraud in overseas businesses, he also offers advice on management of overseas group companies and overseas governance to prevent such crises. Moreover, he also gives advice on trade-related matters focused on import and export regulations and economic sanctions, as well as matters related to business activities and human rights.

Contact Information

TEL
+81-3-6212-8347
FAX
+81-3-6212-8247

Practice Areas

Hideaki Umetsu:Awards

Awards
Lawyers from Mori Hamada & Matsumoto were included in the 13th edition of The Best Lawyers in Japan™ and the inaugural Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Japan™
Awards
Top Rankings Received from Chambers Global 2022
Awards
Top Rankings Received from The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022

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Hideaki Umetsu:News

Public Service
Hideaki Umetsu became a member of Working Group on Bribery of Foreign Public Officials, Unfair Competition Prevention Subcommittee, Intellectual Property Committee, Industrial Structure Council, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Public Service
Hideaki Umetsu became a member of International Activities and Strategy, Japan Federation of Bar Associations
Public Service
Hideaki Umetsu became the Co-Chair of International Bar Association (IBA) Asia Pacific Regional Forum

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Hideaki Umetsu:Newsletters

MHM COVID-19 Updates in Asia (April 2020) DownloadPDF

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Hideaki Umetsu:Seminars

Oct. 12, 2022MHM Open Seminars
”Emerging Global Business and Human Rights Trends -including practical issues of Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act”
May 25, 2022 - Jun. 24, 2022MHM Open Seminars
(English language webinar) "Overview of Japan’s Economic Sanctions against Russia and Belarus (Updated on May 23)"
Mar. 11, 2022 - Apr. 10, 2022MHM Open Seminars
(English Webinar) "Overview of Japan’s Economic Sanctions against Russia and Belarus"

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Hideaki Umetsu:Publications

Magazine Article
"Publication of 'Guidelines on Respect for Human Rights in Responsible Supply Chains' "
Magazine
”Special Feature Part 2: Lawyers’ Roles on Geopolitical Risks”
Magazine Panel Discussion
"Round-Table Talk: Geopolitical Risk and M&A"

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Hideaki Umetsu:Research Reports

Hideaki Umetsu:Other

Background

  • The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 2003)
  • seconded to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Deputy Director) (in charge of the Trust Law, the Corporate Law, M&A, etc.) (2006-2007)
  • The University of Chicago Law School (LL.M., 2009)
  • with Davis Polk & Wardwell (New York and Tokyo) (2009-2010)

Major Activities

  • Lecturer at Seikei University Faculty of Law (2011-2014)
  • Manager of International Councils, Japan Federation of Bar Associations (2012-2020)
  • Bar Association Liaison Officer of Asia Pacific Regional Forum of International Bar Association (2016-2019)
  • Member of the Task Force for Overseas Expansion Strategy under the Long-term Global Warming Countermeasures Platform, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (2016-)
  • Member of Expert Group for Drafting Guidebook for Introduction to Climate Change Adaptation Businesses (a project for visualization of climate change adaptation effects in 2017) issued by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2017-)
  • Co-chair of "6th Asia Pacific Regional Forum Biennial Conference: Unified Asia" organized by International Bar Association (2019-)
  • Vice Chair of International Bar Association (IBA) Asia Pacific Regional Forum (2020-)
  • Member of International Councils, Japan Federation of Bar Associations (2020-2021)
  • Head of the Coordination Committee of the publication of “Doing Business in Asia Pacific” issued by the IBA Asian Pacific Regional Forum (2020)
  • Co-Chair of International Bar Association (IBA) Asia Pacific Regional Forum (2021-)
  • Member of International Activities and Strategy, Japan Federation of Bar Associations (2021-)
  • Member of Working Group on Bribery of Foreign Public Officials, Unfair Competition Prevention Subcommittee, Intellectual Property Committee, Industrial Structure Council, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(2022-)

Practice Group

  • Corporate Law Practice Group
  • M&A Practice Group
  • China & Asia Practice Group
  • Corporate Finance/Capital Markets Practice Group
  • Crisis Management Practice Group

Bar Admissions

admitted in Japan, 2004; New York, 2010
Daini-Tokyo Bar Association