Koichi Kobori  

AZMORE国際法律事務所の小堀弁護士

Partner (Attorney)

Koichi Kobori

Japanese / Chinese

Practice Areas

Mr. Kobori specializes in general corporate advisory regarding Japanese law and Chinese law (contracts•negotiation, Compliance, M&A, labor and employment issue, debt recovery (litigation included)). Mr. Kobori has provided legal service and advice for enterprises including manufacturer, energy industry, trading company, real estate agent, health•welfare company, IT, etc. Moreover, Mr. Kobori stayed in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong since 2011 and represented Japanese companies and Chinese companies to negotiate with foreign companies. With the experience of cooperating with a wide range of Japanese and Chinese professionals in legal, accounting and taxing areas, Mr. Kobori can provide the most suitable recommendations of professionals and suggestions according to the case and the location.

Resume

2008 Registered as a lawyer
2011 Studied language at Tsinghua University/Advanced training and study program at Runming Law Firm (Beijing)
2012 Law firm Cast Group – in Hong Kong
2013 Law firm Cast Group – in Tokyo
2014 Law firm Cast Group – in Beijing (representative of Beijing office)
2016 Law firm Cast Group – in Shanghai (chief representative of Shanghai office)
2017 Established AZ MORE International Law Firm
2019 Auditor, FRONTIER CONSULTING Co., Ltd. (March 2019-Present)

Seminars

2010.11 Practical seminar on contract drafting (in Tokyo, Japan law)
2011.11 Practical seminar on contract drafting (in Tokyo, Japan law)
2011.11 Differences between a Chinese lawyer and a Japanese lawyer (Beijing University of International Business and Economics, for students, in Mandarin language)
2012.2 Points to note when having a life in Japan (University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, for students, in Mandarin language)
2013.9 Points in practices of contract drafting and negotiation (in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan law)
2014.8 Preventive measures on any troubles excerpted from cases of retreat from China (in Tokyo, China law)
2015.3 Tax issues and customs issues in China concerning payment of royalty etc. (in Suzhou and Hangzhou, China law)
2015.6 Compliance with anti-corruption policy (in Suzhou and Shanghai, China law)
2015.9 Points in worker’s accident recognition in China in example cases and the Amended Workplace Safety Act (in Hangzhou, China law)
2015.9 How to respond to 10% regulation on worker dispatching in China (in Suzhou and Shanghai, China law)
2015.12 Q&A on daily operation in China (1st half) (in Shanghai, China law)
2016.1 Q&A on daily operation in China (2nd half) (in Shanghai, China law)
2016.4 Risk management in daily operation in China (in Pinghu, China law)
2017.4 Occupational accidents to watch out for, which are seen in various press reports and court cases (in Pinghu, China law)
2018.3 Basic knowledge and practices you should at least know about compliance in China (in Tokyo, China law)
2018.10 Basic knowledge and practices of compliance in China (1), -actual cases a headquarter faced a big trouble and the solutions adopted- (in Tokyo, China law)
2018.10 Basic knowledge and practices of compliance in China (2), -the strategy to grasp the situation of a local corporation by using the headquarter checklist- (in Tokyo, China law)

With respect to Kobori’s recent business trip schedule to foreign countries, it should be noticed at http://azmorelaw.com/whatsnew/
Possible to apply for meetings in your country during his stay. For more details, please contact kobori@azmorelaw.com

Publications

2010 What would you do in these situations? Q&A on product liability and corporate indemnity liability (Japan law)
2010.8~2011.5 Risks in contact drafting you should know before the amendment of the Part III Claims of the Civil Code (serial articles on Corporate Law A2Z, Japan law)
2013.1 “Go to Japan for studying!” (Shanghai Yuan Dong Publisher, for students, in Japanese language and Mandarin language)
2013.9 Utilization of contract forms and contract risks (October issue of Corporate Law A2Z, Japan law)
2014 China Business Q&A series: incorporation of foreign capital corporation, incorporation of a local corporation, points in drafting joint venture agreement and the articles of incorporation, labor contract law, management of claims, retreat of foreign capital corporation (Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, China law)
2015 China Business Q&A series: incorporation of foreign capital corporation, incorporation of a local corporation, points in drafting joint venture agreement and the articles of incorporation, labor contract law, management of claims, retreat of foreign capital corporation (Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, China law)
2015.5 Impacts on practices by realization of the amendment of the Civil Code (the Part III Claims) (May issue of Corporate Law A2Z, Japan law)
2016.2 How to respond to the 10% regulation temporary employee in China, points to note and violation risk (Kokusai-shoji-homu, China law)
2016.7 Points to note in drafting a contract about M&A (August issue of Corporate Law A2Z, Japan law)
2016.9 China Business Q&A series: retreat of foreign capital corporation from China (Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, China law)
2016.11 The latest trend and its risks of “commercial bribery” in China (December issue of Corporate Law A2Z, China law)
2016.11 Learning of compliance from mini-drama, Ver.3 (Legal editorial supervise, Daiichihoki, Japan law)
2016.12 China Business Q&A series: management of trade-secret and anti-corruption (Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, China law)
2017.3 China Business Q&A: Labor contract law in People’s Republic of China (Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, China law)
2017.3 Risks and its management of a subsidiary in China a parent company is not aware of, Ver.3 (Daiichihoki, China law)
2017.4 China Business Q&A: incorporation of a local corporation (Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, China law)
2017.6 A local corporation in China and compliance (July issue of Corporate Law A2Z, China law)
2018.3 Scheduling and points to note in the revision of a contract and adhesive terms and conditions in response to the amendment of the Civil Code (April issue of Corporate Law A2Z, Japan law)
2018.11 Start-up: basic pack of compliance seminar (Daiichihoki, Japan law)
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Koichi Kobori
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