|1994||Graduated from Aiko High School|
|2004||Graduated from Faculty of Law, Kyoto University, and passed the National Bar Exam|
|2007||Completed the Judicial Training (59th alumni), registered as an attorney-at-law, and joined Irokawa Law Office|
|2011||Temporarily transferred to a private company (manufacturer)|
|2014||Completed the temporary transfer and returned to Irokawa Law Office|
◇Corporate Legal Matters
Mr. Shimano has engaged in a wide variety of cases associated with companies, ranging from preventive legal matters, including consultation cases for companies and advice on contracts and agreements, to negotiations for damage compensation and processing of lawsuits.
Consultation cases that Mr. Shimano has been involved with include negotiation cases regarding defect liability and product liability, business restructuring cases such as business transfers and mergers, debt collection cases, and cases regarding business laws such as the Construction Business Act. His lawsuit experience includes various dispute cases that have arisen in the course of business activities, such as damage claim suits, trading value claim suits, suits related to vacating buildings, shareholders’ suits, suits for claiming refunds of equity interests, and suits for claiming disclosure of sender information. Companies Mr. Shimano has worked with include manufacturers, telecommunication companies, mass media companies, trading companies, electricity companies, warehouse and transport companies, and securities houses.
By utilizing the experience he gained through temporary transfer to the legal department of a manufacturer, Mr. Shimano is determined to provide services that are not only based on legal perspectives but also take into consideration on-site specifics.
Mr. Shimano has been providing consultation services relating to the Anti-monopoly Act and anti-bribery laws and regulations as well as to corporate compliance, including preparation of internal company rules, training of persons in charge and employees, consultation regarding implementation of rules, internal audits, and follow-ups after the discovery of misconduct.
Mr. Shimano has been widely involved in corporate labor issues, including providing consultation on corporate labor difficulties and serving as a representative in a labor relations commission, labor tribunal proceedings, and lawsuits.
In corporate bankruptcy cases, Mr. Shimano has served in a variety of different capacities as an acting bankruptcy trustee, an acting reorganization trustee, an acting supervising committee member, a representative for bankruptcy filing, and a representative of creditors of bankrupt and rehabilitated companies.