Kenta Kawabata


Kenta Kawabata

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Kenta Kawabata specializes in litigation and dispute resolution matters. He has an excellent track record in large and difficult cases, and counsels companies and individuals on a wide range of matters. Based on this extensive experience and knowledge, he aims to quickly resolve any case to the best of his ability.
Recently, he has been focusing on the field of environmental law. He presides over the Environmental Law Practice Group within the firm and serve as a core member of the group, advising on cases and other activities.

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Kenta Kawabata:Awards

The Best Lawyers in Japan™ and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Japan™ (2025 edition)
The Best Lawyers in Japan™ and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Japan™ (2024 edition)
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™

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Kenta Kawabata:News

Firm News
Eleven new partners and twelve new counsels
Firm News
28 new lawyers joined Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

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Kenta Kawabata:Publications

"Practical Manual for Responding to Product Accidents and Corporate Scandals - From Preventive Measures and Initial Responses to Restoring Reliability Based on Actual Case Samples"
Magazine Article
"The Legal 500: Environment Comparative Guide (the 5th Edition) – Japan Chapter"
"Legal Issues and Corporate Governance on Sustainability"

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Kenta Kawabata:Other


  • Keio University (LL.B., 2005)
  • The University of Tokyo, School of Law (J.D., 2007)

Practice Group

  • Litigation Practice Group
  • Corporate Restructuring Practice Group
  • Environmental Law Practice Group
  • ESG/SDGs Practice Group
  • Employment & Labor Law Practice Group
  • Ships and Maritime Affairs Practice Group
  • White Collar Crime Practice Group
  • Healthcare Practice Group

Bar Admissions

admitted in Japan, 2008
Daini-Tokyo Bar Association