AREAS OF PRACTICE
Mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance, takeover defense and other corporate-related matters; compliance programs (internal rules, communication & training, monitoring and audit, internal investigation and corrective actions); labor matters; export control-related matters; international trade law, privacy and trade secret matters; general corporate/commercial matters; government affairs matters.
Shintaro Watanabe is a partner of Shibata, Suzuki & Nakada. Before joining the firm, he has worked for General Electric’s subsidiaries in Japan since 2010 as country-wide chief compliance officer and is familiar with compliance programs that are implemented by US corporations. Before GE, he worked as outside counsel at Nagashima, Ohno & Tsunematsu from 2003 to 2010. His practice at NO&T covered M&A and other corporate-related matters, as well as export control matters and other international trade matters. Shintaro started his professional career as employee at Japanese government, and is familiar with international trade, nuclear and other regulatory affairs.
EDUCATION / PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1992｜The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)
1992 - 2001｜Japanese Government (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Central Ministries Reform Promotion Headquarters Secretariat)
1996｜Harvard Law School（LL.M.）
2003 - 2010｜Nagashima, Ohno & Tsunematsu
2010 - 2017｜GE Japan Inc. (a subsidiary of General Electric Company)
2017｜Partner at Shibata, Suzuki & Nakada