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Shuhei Otsuka

Head, Japan Desk

Practice Area:

Corporate Commercial

Foreign Practitioner Certificate, Singapore
Bengoshi, Attorney at Law, Japan
Attorney and Counselor at Law, New York
Solicitor, England & Wales
LLM, Columbia Law School
LLM, Banking and Finance Law, University College London
Executive MBA, INSEAD
LLB, University of Tokyo
LLM Innovation, Technology and the Law, University of Edinburgh
Post Graduate Diploma in Economics for Competition Law, King’s College London

T +65 6232 0463

Shuhei has extensive experience in regulatory areas, both from the regulator / enforcement side as well as from the private practice side. Shuhei brings to the practice a unique range of capabilities and experience in enforcement, investigation, litigation, risk management, governance, compliance, accounting & tax, and business.

Shuhei began his career as a Public Prosecutor in Japan, servicing for almost 8 years leading investigations and prosecutions of many economic and corporate cases, and then as a counsel and risk management consultant at a global risk management consulting firm, providing advisory services in areas of regulatory compliance, including anti-corruption, competition law and corporate governance.

At Rajah & Tann Singapore, Shuhei continues to work for Japanese and other companies in M&A, joint ventures, general corporate, employment, competition law, anti-corruption, corporate investigations, and dispute resolution. Shuhei works for various Japanese companies as they expand into Asia and face new challenges in the region.


His experience includes:

  • Advised on cartel allegation cases related to Japanese companies regarding international cartels.
  • Advised on merger notifications for Japanese companies regarding mergers and joint ventures in Singapore and other countries in the region.
  • Advised on Personal Data Protection Act in Singapore, drafting compliance manuals and conducting employee trainings.
  • Established competition law and anti-corruption compliance programme for various Japanese companies, also providing trainings to employees and executives.
  • Conducted company investigations on corruptions and misconducts by key employees in ASEAN region, also supporting local management report to Japan Headquarters.
  • Advised on M&As by Japanese companies as they expand into Asia.
  • Drafted and reviewed various commercial contracts, including sale and purchase, distribution, joint venture, and sale and purchase of shares.
  • Advised on corporate law and employment law matters for various Japanese companies.
Dispute Resolution
  • Advised on disputes in various industries including manufacturing, construction, shipping and services.
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Member, Dai-ichi Tokyo Bengoshikai Bar Association, Japan
  • Member, American Bar Association, USA
  • Associate Member, Japan Institute of Certified Public Accountants