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Kimiharu Shidara

Kimiharu Shidara
Director, PwC Legal Japan

Bar admission: Japan, Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association (1998)
Languages: Japanese, English
Areas of practice: General corporate and M&A, Labour, Regulatory implications and finance, Corporate rehabilitation and bankruptcy, Governance and compliance (including corporate secretarial services), Public sector, Restructuring and reorganisation, Litigation and arbitration

Kimiharu Shidara is a Director at PwC Legal Japan and has more than 20 years experience representing clients in mergers and acquisitions, as well as corporate and finance-related matters. He has also advised clients in the areas of real estate finance, dispute resolution, bankruptcy/insolvency proceedings and labour laws.

Kimiharu’s clients include private banks, international investment banks, leasing companies, trading houses and foreign companies doing business in Japan.

Kimiharu is admitted to practice law in Japan. 

Education

1992

University of Tokyo (B.A.)

2005

USC Gould School of Law (LL.M.)

Professional experience

1998–2000

Ohshima Law Office (f.k.a Yamashita Ohshima Law Office)

2000–2004

Mitsui, Yasuda, Wani & Maeda

2004–2006

Linklaters

2006–2007

Nomura Securities

2007–2009

Latham & Watkins, LLP

2009–2016

Uryu & Itoga

2016–

PwC Legal Japan