Masuda & Partners Law Office
パートナー
増田 英次小林 康恵松葉 知久
アソシエイト
瓜生 容羽田 長愛植木 悠介村島 大介西川 達也
オブカウンセル
木下 毅 德本 穰
シニアアドバイザー
天野 正人
増田 英次 Finance Monthly 2013 BestLawyers 2014  IFLR10002016 IFLR10002017
Eiji Masuda Admitted in Japan and New York   info@msd-law.com
Profile Japanese
March, 1987 Graduated from the Faculty of Law, Chuo University (LL.B.) and passed the bar examination in Japan
April, 1990 Registered with the Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association and joined Nishimura Sogo Law Office (currently Nishimura & Asahi)
September, 1996 Visiting Scholar, Yale Law School, U.S.
October, 1998 Joined Merrill Lynch Japan Securities Co., Ltd.
General Counsel (Private Client Group) (from November, 2000) and Executive Officer (from March, 2001 to July, 2002)
May, 2003 Completed LL.M. degree at Columbia Law School, U.S.
September, 2006 Registered with the New York Bar Association
February, 2008 Established Masuda & Partners Law Office
Major Works
Complete Legal Forms Annotated Vol.29 - "International Civil Litigation" (Sanseido, 1994) [co-author]
"International Business Lawyer Data File" (CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, 2000) [co-author]
"Internal Control System and Compliance at Securities Firm" (Record of Seminar held at the Securities Management Committee of the TSE Regular Members Association, 2000)
"Deregulation of Securities Companies - Approaches to Relaxation and Review of Regulations" (Record of Seminar held at the Securities Business Committee of the TSE Trading Participants Association, 2004)
"Compliance Required in the Field of Securities Sales" (FR Business July, 2000 issue)
"Lifting of the Ban on Securities Brokerage Business and Its Impact" (Financial Compliance Vol.6 No.4, 2004)
"Special Feature: Securities Brokerage Business and Compliance Seen in Case Studies" (Financial Compliance Vol.6 No.10, 2004)
"Viewpoint of Reviewing Privacy Protection and Compliance" (JCPC NEWS LETTER April, 2005 issued by Japan Privacy Consultants Association)
"Practice under Japanese New Corporation Law" (Chukei Publishing, 2005) [author & editor]
"High Net Worth Business and Compliance" (Monthly Report issued by the Regional Banks Association of Japan, 2005)
"Internal Control System at Securities Firms under the New Inspection System of the Financial Service Agency" (Record of Seminar held at the Japan Securities Dealers Association, 2005)
"Suitability regarding Financial Instruments" (Financial Compliance Vol.7 No.12, 2005)
Prefatory note of Financial Compliance October, 2006 Issue (Banking Education)
"Reasons for Repeated Insider Trading" (Business Legal Affairs Vol.12 No.9, etc., 2012)
"Technique to Achieve a Purpose" (Diamond, 2009) [author]
"Let's Stop! the Compliance with Laws and Regulations" (Forest Publishing, 2012) [author]
"Striving to Change Your Life: The Rules" (Kanki Publishing, 2014) [author]
"Social Media Risk Management vo.1-5" (Business Law Journal April, 2015 issue to August, 2015 issue) [co-author]
"Theory and Practice of Emotional Compliance vo.1-14" (Business Law Journal December, 2016 issue to January, 2018 issue)
Main Professional Experience
Observer of the Wholesale Retail Working Group at the First Subcommittee of the Financial System Council, the Financial Service Agency (December, 1998 to February, 2000)
Law Lecturer, Chuo Law School (April, 1999 to July, 2002)
Member of the Securities Business Committee, the TSE Trading Participants Association (July, 2000 to July, 2002)
Member of the Disclosure Working Group at the First Subcommittee of the Financial System Council, the Financial Service Agency (October, 2001 to March, 2002)
Mediator, the Japan Securities Dealers Association (July, 2004 to June, 2011)
Member of the Disciplinary Committee at the Tokyo District Office, the Japan Securities Dealers Association (July, 2005 to June, 2010)
Member of the Compliance Committee Regarding Conflict of Interest, Japan Hotel and Resort K.K. (August, 2005 to September, 2010)
Member of the Compliance Committee, the Japan Securities Dealers Association (February, 2006 to present)
Member of the Special Committee Regarding the Operation of Large-scale Purchase Rules and the Implementation of Countermeasures, GMO Internet, Inc. (April, 2006 to present)
Regular attendance and legal advice as an external expert at the Group Compliance Committee, Resona Holdings, Inc. (March, 2007 to December, 2011)
Member of the Independent Committee on Takeover Defense Measures, Hikari Business Form, Co., Ltd. (April, 2007 to March, 2010)
Outside Member of the Compliance Committee, Mitsui Fudosan Investment Advisors, Inc. (September, 2007 to present)
Member of the Independent Committee on Takeover Defense Measures, Bull-Dog Sauce Co., Ltd. (September, 2007 to June, 2017)
Outside Corporate Auditor, paperboy&co., Inc. (May, 2008 to March, 2014)
Outside Corporate Auditor and Member of the Compliance Committee, au Jibun Bank Corporation (June, 2008 to March, 2019)  
Outside Corporate Auditor, Culture Convenience Club Co., Ltd. (June, 2009 to August, 2011)
Executive Officer, Japan Hotel and Resort K.K. (September, 2010 to April, 2012)
Outside Corporate Auditor, Commons Asset Management, Inc. (February, 2012 to present)
Outside Director, Kando co., Ltd. (June, 2014 to June, 2017)
Outside Corporate Auditor, CROSSWARP Inc. (October, 2014 to August, 2018)
Executive Officer, Japan Hotel REIT Investment Corporation (November, 2015 to present)
Director (Independent Director) as well as Audit and Supervisory Officer, GMO Internet, Inc. (March, 2016 to present)
Outside Corporate Auditor, au Financial Holdings Corporation (April, 2019 to present)
Auditor, Japan Sports Photography Association (May, 2019 to present)
Major Awards
Selected as one of "Best Lawyers in Japan" in 2009, 2010, and 2012-2020.
Received "Employment Law Firm of the Year in 2013" from Finance Monthly and ACQ5 and "Labor/Employment Lawyer/Law Firm of the Year in 2013" from Lawyer Monthly in 2013.
Selected in 2012 as a "Highly Recommended Lawyer in the Field of Employment and Labor Law", in 2013 as a "Recommended Lawyer and Law Firm in the Field of Employment and Labor Law," and in 2014 and 2015 as a "Recommended Law Firm and Lawyer (affiliated to the firm)" in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.
Selected as a "Prominent Legal Firm" in the field of Japanese capital markets and M&A in IFLR1000 in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Selected as a "Recommended Law Firm" by Asia Law Profiles in 2016 and 2017.
Received "Boutique Law Firm of the Year" in Asian Legal Business (ALB) Japan Law Awards in 2018.
Selected as "Japan's Top 100 Lawyers 2020" by Asia Business Law Journal in 2020.