Takuya Uenishi

Takuya Uenishi is our exclusively recommended Regional Banks expert in Japan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Takuya directly using the contact details listed above.

Tokyo, Japan’s busy capital, mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples. The opulent Meiji Shinto Shrine is known for its towering gate and surrounding woods. The Imperial Palace sits amid large public gardens. The city’s many museums offer exhibits ranging from classical art to a reconstructed kabuki theatre.

Takuya is a Partner at Iwata Godo. He has vast experience representing financial institutions in litigations and cross-border transactions.  He also has extensive experience as a litigator involved in corporate-related lawsuits, damages suits, competition law-related disputes, and labour disputes.

Takuya was seconded to the legal department of a Japanese mega-bank from 2014 to 2016. Takuya Uenishi graduated from the University of Tokyo Law School and the UC Berkeley School of Law. He passed the New York Bar Exam in 2019.

Firm Overview:

Iwata Godo was established in 1902 as one of the pioneering law firms in Japan specialising in legal services for business corporations by the late Chuzo Iwata, an attorney at law, who was to serve later in his career in such various important posts in politics, judiciary and academia as the Minister of Justice, a member of the House of Peers, the President of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations and the President of Gakushikai. Ever since, Iwata Godo has been providing its legal services to numerous leading Japanese corporations and other entities, constantly developing its practices alongside of Japanese corporate economy and coming through the rough periods of pre and post World War II.

We have been actively expanding our practices over these periods in response to the widening range of corporate activities which have become ever more specialised and complex. In addition to the traditional corporate law practices such as representing business entities in lawsuits and other procedures, advising on various corporate actions, providing guidance in steering the general meeting of shareholders, giving advice on drafting and interpreting contracts, mergers and acquisitions, labour laws, compliance and so on, we have been producing good track record in various fields of practice including financial transactions, competition law, intellectual property, IT-related law and international transactions.

In order to provide swift and appropriate services in response to such wide range of legal issues, we have number of talented attorneys in our firm who are thoroughly acquainted with international legal practices through their studies abroad and who have good grasp of state-of-the-art business practices based on their experiences being seconded to government-managed financial institutions, major private financial institutions or major trading companies.