Partner Ai KAWAKAMITEL：03-5366-5799FAX：03-3226-5711
Ai Kawakami handles a range of matters that fall at the intersection of the law, economy and society. Her primary areas of specialty include: matters related to value enhancement/maintenance of properties held by domestic and international investors; matters in which intellectual property rights or real estate is the key for solution; and business revitalization and succession. Ai also provides support for cases related to sports law, such as advising on the management of sports organizations and on athletes’ legal issues.
Drawing upon her long-term experience in law firms in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from 2016 to 2021, Ai is uniquely able to provide legal support to Japanese corporations expanding into Vietnam through M&A, joint ventures, etc.
1998Graduated Sophia University Department of Foreign Languages
Entered employment at a private enterprise
2007Graduated Dokkyo University Graduate School of Law
2008Registered as attorney
2009Joined Harago & Partners Law Offices
2010 – 2016Specially Appointed Assistant Professor, Dokkyo University Graduate School of Law
2016 – 2019Assigned to Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers Ho Chi Minh City Office
2019 – 2021Assigned to Mori Hamada & Matsumoto Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City Office
2022Returned to Harago & Partners Law Offices
2023Joined Sugiyama & Partners LPC.
2012 – 2016Commission Member, Soka City Information Disclosure & Personal Information Protection Commission
July 2023 – PresentDirector, Corporate Action Japan
Co-author, Ajia Shinkōkoku no M&A Hōsei (Dai san ban) [M&A Laws in Asian Emerging Countries (3rd Edition)] Shoji Homu
Seminars and Publications
Lecturer, “Global Labor Law College: Vietnam Version”, Keidanren Jigyo Service [Japan Business Federation Business Service] (June 2021)