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    Attorney

    HIRATSUKA Shota

    Shota HIRATSUKA

    Shota Hiratsuka

    hiratsuka.shota@mktlaw.jp

    TEL: 03-6868-3050
    FAX: 03-6747-6862
    Daini Tokyo Bar Association
    Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association

    Specialty

    We handle a wide range of cases, from preventive legal work to dispute resolution, mainly focusing on corporate cases in the IT field, such as web services and contract development. We will provide reliable and flexible legal services, so we appreciate your support.


    Education / Work

    • Graduated from the Faculty of Law, Chuo University in 2015
    • 2017 Graduated from Chuo University Law School
    • 2019-2022 IT companies, law firms, etc.
    • 2021-2023 Graduated from the Graduate School of Art and Design at Musashino Art University
    • 2022 Mimura and Komatsu Law Office

    Affiliation/position, etc.

    • Committee for the Promotion of Legal Education, Tokyo Bar Association (2019-present)
    • Second Tokyo Bar Association Non-Lawyer Supervision Committee (2019-present)
    • Commissioned Attorney at Law, Non-Attorney Supervision Committee, Second Tokyo Bar Association (2023-)
    • Joint Committee for the Supervision of Non-Lawyers of the Tokyo Three Bar Associations (2019-present)
    • Second Tokyo Bar Association Disciplinary Committee (2023-)
    • Japan Design Society
    • Copyright Law Society
    • Japan In-house Lawyers Association (Associate Member)
    • Design and Law Association
    • Intellectual Property Lawyers Network
    • Entertainment Lawyers Network
    • Permanent Secretary of the Musashino Art University Alumni Association (2023-)

    Project record

    • Litigation for damages for copyright infringement involving the theft of a production company's content (victim company)
    • Compensation lawsuit for contract development by an IT company (contractor)
    • Litigation seeking damages for defamation by internet media (plaintiff and defendant)
    • Litigation for eviction of buildings and enforcement (plaintiff and defendant)
    • Debt collection and asset disclosure cases (creditor side)
    • Scandals in entertainment companies/apologies/criminal proceedings (company side)
    • Handling business transfers due to VTuber/YouTuber independence/agency transfer (performer side)
    • Funding support for SaaS startup companies (startup company side)
    • Franchisee support for programming classes (franchisor side)
    • Legal response to industry-academia joint research and development on systems development such as AI (company side)
    • Supporting overseas expansion of SaaS business (English-speaking countries)

    book

    • Hiratsuka, Shota. (2022). Research on design for the communication of legal thinking: The importance of empathy in content creation and evaluation in the legal field. In Summary of the Japan Society for the Science of Design Research Presentation Conference, Japan Society for the Science of Design 69th Research Presentation Conference (p. 256). Japan Society for the Science of Design.