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Nobuki Wada

Partner
+81.3.6205.3632
Fax +81.3.3597.6421
Nobuki Wada is a partner in the firm’s in the Tokyo office. Mr. Wada provides advice to international companies on a broad range of Japanese legal issues including corporate and commercial transactions, regulatory matters and commercial disputes.

He advises a variety of employers on issues such as negotiations with labor unions (collective bargaining), employment-related litigation (including provisional dispositions, labor tribunal decisions, and mediations), and Labor Relations Commission proceedings (labor union disputes).

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Wada practiced as an associate with a local Japanese law firm in Tokyo for over 8 years.

Speaking Engagements

  • "Know-how A to Z for Collecting and Using Personal Information - Recent Trend of Information Security", July 2013
  • Restructuring and Handling Low Achiever, February 2012
  • Advised international and domestic companies on labor issues such as restructuring, dismissals, mental health issues, overtime pay and rules of employment.
    • Advice to a major music television production in Japan, a subsidiary of worldwide media company, in connection with corporate restructuring, which involves structuring the plan, dealing with the labor union and several employment termination matters.
    • Advice to a subsidiary in Japan of a global audio brand company concerning matters related to personnel and labor affairs, including dismissals, demotions, wage system changes, mental health issues, labor accidents, claims for payment of overtime and amendment of rules of employment.
  • Advised a client on collective bargaining with a labor union and represented the client at the collective bargaining sessions, as well as attended Labor Relations Commission (Central Labor Commission) proceedings following collective bargaining with a labor union.
    • Representation of a subsidiary in Japan of a global health care company, in connection with collective bargaining with a labor union associated with redundancy associated with corporate downsizing.
    • Representation of a subsidiary in Japan of a global surgical goods company, in connection with collective bargaining and Labor Relations Commission associated with harassment, work-related injury and termination of employment.
  • Represented a company in court proceeding, such as formal litigation, provisional disposition, labor tribunal and mediation.
    • Representation of a leading financial institution in Japan, in connection with a formal lawsuit brought by an ex-employee seeking invalidation of the dismissal, reinstatement to the company and overtime payment.
    • Representation of a subsidiary in Japan of a global networking facility company, in connection with a labor tribunal and a formal lawsuit brought by a fixed-term ex-employees seeking invalidation of the dismissal and reinstatement to the company.
    • Representation of a subsidiary in Japan of a global medical device for cardiac company, in connection with a provisional disposition, a labor tribunal and a formal lawsuit brought by an ex-employee seeking invalidation of dismissal after probation period and reinstatement to the company.
  • Advised on a client on work-related injury or death, as well as represented a client in a workers compensation insurance process, mediation and any other relevant processes.
    • Representation of a major construction company in japan, in connection with a mediation associated with work-related death.
    • Advice to a subsidiary in Japan of a global surgical goods company on work-related injury or death and represented a client in a workers compensation insurance process.
  • Conducted various internal Investigations in respect of allegations of fraud, false accounting, and harassment.
  • Conducted trainings for sales persons for Healthcare Professionals and formulated rules in connection of bribery/anti-corruption relevant laws in Japan (the Government Anti-Corruption Rules etc.)
  • Advised and drafted electric power supply agreements with TEPCO under Japanese renewable energy regulations (including Feed-in Tariff scheme).
  • Represented Japanese companies in commercial litigations, commercial non-contentious jurisdiction and other court proceeding concerning disputes related to general shareholder meetings, infringement of intellectual property rights, debt recovery and other commercial matters.
  • Advised and represented clients in connection with their acquisition of shares, merger, purchase of shares, sales of business of target companies and any other M&A transactions.
  • Advised and attended a Japanese listed company on general shareholder meetings.