Yu Yada

Yu YadaPartner

Yu YadaPartner
  • The University of Tokyo Law School (J.D., 2006)
  • The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 2004)
  • Founding Partner, Hifumi Law
    2018 - Present
  • Associate, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
    2014 - 2018
  • In charge of Banking Law, Office of the Credit System Counselor, Planning Division, General Affairs and Planning Bureau, Financial Services Agency
  • Securities Division, Supervisory Bureau, Financial Services Agency
  • Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission
    2012 - 2014
  • Associate, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
    2007 – 2012
  • Japan (2007)
  • Notification of commencement of tax accountant services (Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau, Kanto Shinetsu Regional Taxation Bureau, Nagoya Regional Taxation Bureau) (2016)
  • Certified Fraud Examiners (2015)
  • Supervisory Director, Sekisui House REIT, Inc.
    2022 - Present
  • Deputy Representative Director, Daini Tokyo Bar Association Financial Instruments and Exchange Law Study Group
  • Committee member, Daini Tokyo Bar Association Civil Intervention Violence Countermeasures Committee
  • Part-time lecturer (Civil law), University of Tokyo Law School
    2011 - 2012
PRACTICE AREAS Crisis Management, Regulatory Compliance, Financial Regulations, Litigation/Disputes, Business Restructuring/Insolvency, etc. Antisocial Forces, Real Estate Law, etc.
LANGUAGE Japanese, English



  • External Advisor, Internal Investigation Committee on Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Park24 Co.
  • Assistant, Special Investigation Committee, Samty Co,. Ltd.


  • Chairman, Special Investigation Committee, Glom Holdings, Inc.


  • Assistant, Business Improvement Investigation Committee, Toyo Securities Co.
  • Member, Special Investigation Committee, Kanda Holdings Co.
  • Member, Special Investigation Committee, Amana Corporation
  • External Advisor, Internal Investigation Team, Net One Systems, Inc.


  • Member, Special Investigation Committee, Tsuru Credit Union
  • Member, Third-Party Committee, Alteria Networks, Inc.
  • Member, Third-Party Committee, Daiwa House Industry Co.
  • Submitted external expert opinion on the necessity and reasonableness of the third-party allotment to Yamada Denki Co., Ltd., Otsuka Kagu Co.


  • Assistant, Third-Party Committee, Dormy Inc.
  • Assistant, Third-Party Committee, Snow Brand Seed Corporation
  • Assistant, Committee for the Prevention of Recurrence of Violence Problems, Japan Sumo Association
  • Member, Third-Party Committee, Terra Inc.


    • Legal Consultation on Anti-Social Forces (2023,Seirin Shoin,co-author)
    • The Impact on BtoC Business is Large: Outline of the Proposed Stealth Marketing Regulations and Points to Keep in Mind (Junkan Keirijoho, April 10, 2023, No. 1674, co-author)
    • Q&A on Legal Issues in Fraud Investigations - Part 3: Legal Issues and Risks after Fraud Investigations (February 2023, Accounting and Auditing Journal, co-author)
    • Q&A on Legal Issues in Fraud Investigations - No. 2 - Collection of Deposition Materials (January 2023, Accounting and Auditing Journal, co-author)
    • Q&A on Legal Issues in Fraud Investigations - Part 1: Gathering Objective Materials (December 2022, Accounting and Auditing Journal, co-author)
    • Commentary on FATF Recommendations - Japan's Measures Against Financial Crimes from the Perspective of International Standards (2022, Chuokeizai-sha, Inc., co-author)
    • Regulatory Compliance & Rulemaking for Corporate Law (2022, Gyosei, co-editor)
    • Legal Affairs of Corporate Revitalization, 3rd Edition (2021, Kinzai, co-author)
    • A Compact Manual for CFOs and Financial and Accounting Managers on Dealing with Accounting Scandals (No. 1609, April 20, 2021, issue of Junkan Keirijoho, co-author)
    • Concepts and Points to Keep in Mind When Outside Directors and Outside Corporate Auditors Respond to Scandals (No. 1600, January 10 and 21, 2021, special issue, Junkan Keirijoho, co-author)
    • Inheritance and Debt Preservation Q&A in Response to the Revised Inheritance Law (Fall 2020 issue, Quarterly Business Recovery and Debt Management, co-author)
    • You'll Understand Right Away! Practical Course on Anti-Money Laundering Measures (June 2019, Kinzai, co-author)
    • Legislative Process and Private Sector in the Financial Sector (No. 2120, August 25, 2019, Kinyu Houmu Jijo,)
    • Legal Considerations for Starting a Digital Platform (Part 2) (Vol. 19, No. 9, September 2019, Business Law, co-author)
    • Legal Considerations for Starting a Digital Platform (Top) (Vol. 19 No. 8, August 2019, Business Law, co-author)
    • A Guide to Handling Accounting Scandals for Finance, Accounting, and Investor Relations Professionals (vol.9, May 2019, Disclosure & IR Magazine)
    • An easy-to-understand guide for misconduct investigators to analyze causes and create recurrence prevention measures (Japan Catalyst E-Discovery Blog)
    • Securities Litigation - A New Threat Awaits Companies After Scandals (Japan Catalyst E-Discovery Blog)
    • The Impact of Inheritance Law Reform on Debt Management and Collections Practices (Fall 2018, Business Recovery and Debt Management Quarterly)
    • [Special Feature] What Legal Professionals Need to Know About Litigation Trends and Measures Shareholder Litigation and Securities Litigation (November 2018, Business Law Journal)
    • Legal Affairs for Responding to Corporate Crises and Scandals (2nd Edition) (2018, Shojihomu, co-author)
    • A Guide to Type II Financial Instruments Business (2018, Shojihomu, co-author)
    • Whistleblower Systems in Corporate Groups (March 15, 2018, Junkan Shoji Homu, co-author)
    • Series - Crisis Management Forms for Immediate Use, No. 2: Establishment of Investigation Committee (April 2018, Business Law, co-author)
    • Series - Crisis Management Forms for Immediate Use, No. 3: From Investigation Planning to Full-Scale Investigation (May 2018, Business Law, co-author)
    • The Potential Use of Digital Forensics for Auditor Audits (December 2017 - Auditor Monthly, co-author)
    • A 'Realistic' Guide to Handling Fraud and Misconduct (December 2017, Business Law Journal)
    • Q&A on Debt Management and Collection Practices under the New Debt Law (2017, Kinzai, co-author)
    • FinTech Laws 2017-2018 (2017, Nikkei BP, co-author)
    • Latest Crisis Response Practices for Fraud and Misconduct Cases and How to Use Data Analysis Techniques During Investigations (July 2017, Business Law Journal, co-author)
    • Latest Company Legal Model Literature and Forms (2017, Shin Nihon Hoki, co-author)
    • The Whistleblower System and Corporate Auditors - Based on the Revised Guidelines for Private Businesses - (April 2017, Monthly Corporate Auditor)
    • JA Bank Legal Measures 200 Lectures (2017, Kinzai, co-author)
    • Business Litigation Practice Issues Series, Securities Litigation, False Statements (2017, Chuokeizai-sha, co-author)
    • How should companies protect themselves from antisocial forces or from antisocial 'exclusion'? (January 2017, The Lawyers Monthly)
    • <Corporate Legal Affairs>Corporate Crisis Response: Current Status and Issues of Third-Party Committee Practice (January 2017, Accounting and Auditing Journal, co-author)
    • Legal Affairs of Investment Trusts and Investment Corporations (2016, Shojihomu, co-author)
    • Compliance Guide for Bankers (Seventh Edition) (2016, Second Regional Bankers Association, co-author)
    • Amendments to the Civil Code (Claims) Related to ABL (September 2015, Business Accounting)
    • Case-Style Real Estate Contract Preparation Manual (2015, Shin Nihon Hoki, co-author)
    • Outline of Revisions to the Enforcement Order of the Banking Act, Enforcement Regulations of the Banking Act, etc., Concerning Revision of Regulations for Large-Lot Credit Lending, etc. (December 2014, Kinyu Houmu Jijo, co-author)
    • Theory and Practice of Claims for Extinguishment of Retention [First Edition] (2014, Civil Law Institute, co-author)