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Hidenori Shibata

Hidenori Shibata

Bar admission: Japan, Daini Tokyo Bar Association (2013)
Languages: Japanese, English
Areas of practice: General corporate and M&A, Tax advice, Tax investigation advice and tax litigation

Hidenori Shibata covers tax matters at all stages, including (i) providing transactional tax advice, (ii) assisting in prior consultation with tax authorities, (iii) providing legal tax advice to defend clients effectively during tax audits, and (iv) representing clients during tax disputes and tax litigation. He also has worked on various domestic and cross-border corporate matters, such as general corporate practice, analysis on regulations, group restructuring and M&A transaction.



University of Tokyo (B.A.)


University of Tokyo, School of Law (J.D.)

Professional experience


Nishimura & Asahi


PwC Legal Japan


Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities (seconded)


May 2022 Japanese Regulations on Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

April 2019

Newsletter on proposed revisions to regulations on virtual currencies (crypto-assets) and ICOs in Japan (co-author) [PDF 459KB]

February 2016

The Inward Investment and International Taxation Review - Sixth Edition - (Japan chapter)(Co-author)

September 2015

Practical Law: Tax on Transactions Global Guide 2015/16 Japan chapter, “Tax on corporate transactions”(co-author)

September 2014

The Tax on Transactions multi-jurisdictional guide 2014/15 (Japan chapter, “Tax on corporate transactions”) (co-author)