With around 20 years of experience practicing as a Shihoshoshi Lawyer, Kinuko Kamezaki, Representative of SilkRoad Legal, spent her first ten years working on domestic cases including: company registration, land registration, inheritance and guardianship procedures; and spent the following ten years solely devoted to international cases. Through her experiences of living in Australia and obtaining her LLM degree at a US law school, she understands that laws and legal procedures in Japan differ to those countries that are based on Common Law. People live and maintain economic activities between their respective countries and Japan, yet many face difficulties due to the difference in the languages, laws and procedures. While there are also many opportunities to be found in doing business with Japan, those affected are not necessarily multinational enterprises that have their branch offices and networks all over the world, but also small and medium companies and natural persons.
Kinuko Kamezaki decided that she would dedicate herself to providing small and medium sized companies and individuals, unlike large enterprises that have easy access to global law firms, with access to legal services and become acquainted with laws and procedures in Japan as well as the common law approach. She started her own legal practice “SilkRoad Legal” in April 2019, and brings nearly ten years of legal experience from one of the world’s leading global law firms.
Named after the Silk Road that connects the East with the West, and after her name “kinu” or silk, her legal practice focuses on providing services to anyone needing to bridge the language and cultural barrier of the Japanese legal system. She prides herself on being able to offer her clients a friendly and impartial understanding of the Japanese legal system landscape.
– Member of Tokyo Shihoshoshi Lawyer’s Association
– Member of US Washington State Bar Association
Graduated from the faculty of law, Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan), admitted and registered as Shihoshoshi lawyer in 1999.
After having practiced legal areas of land registration, company registration and procedures with family courts for approximately ten years in Kyoto, she studied abroad at Bond University (Australia) and obtained her MBA. She joined Baker & McKenzie (Tokyo, Japan) in 2010, and attended to a multitude of international cases. During her tenure with Baker & McKenzie, she completed her Master of Laws at Florida Costal School of Law (USA) online, and successfully passed the bar exam of the state of Washington (USA).
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