Ryoko Takeda

  • Special Counsel
  • Admitted, 1998, Japan
  • Languages: Japanese, English
  • Practice Areas
  • Professional Background / Education
  • Publications / Presentations
  • Professional Activities / Accolades

Professional Background / Education

Professional Background

Nishimura & Asahi (formerly, Nishimura & Partners)
2014 to Present
City-Yuwa Partners


The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)
Legal Training and Research Institute
University of London (University College of London) (LL.M.)

Publications / Presentations

  • "Significance of Advance Notice in Tax Audit and Presence During the Audit, and the Impact of Illegality in Tax Audit Procedures on the Disposition of Taxation" (in Zeimu Jirei Kenkyu (Taxation Case Study) Vol. 181, Japan Tax Research Institute, 2021) (in Japanese)
  • "Scope of Duty of Confidentiality of Tax Accountants for the Request for Information by Bar Association and Response to Collecting Information by Tax Authorities: Focusing on the Decisions of Osaka High Court Judgement dated August 28, 2014 and Kyoto District Court Judgement dated September 27, 2017, and Amendment of the Act on General Rules for National Taxes in Fiscal Year 2019" (in Zeimu Jirei Kenkyu (Taxation Case Study) Vol. 175, Japan Tax Research Institute, 2020) (in Japanese)
  • "Withholding Tax Concerning Receiving Stock Awards granted by Foreign Parent Company" (co-author, in Zeiken (Tax Research) Vol. 35 No. 4 (Basic 70 Case Book of Recent Tax Law), Japan Tax Research Institute, 2019) (in Japanese)
  • "Interaction between Tax Affairs and Legal Affairs based on Case Examples (Corresponding to the Amendment to the Civil Code (the Succession Law))" (co-author, Tokyo Certified Public Tax Accountants' Association (Research Study Group) and Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association (Tax Study Group) (ed), Okura Zaimu Kyokai, 2019) (in Japanese)
  • "The consequence of mistakes relating to unexpected withholding tax burden on tax assessment, etc.: Focusing on the Decision of the Supreme Court dated September 25, 2018" (in Zeimu Jirei Kenkyu (Taxation Case Study) Vol. 169, Japan Tax Research Institute, 2019) (in Japanese)
  • "Necessity of the insurer's consent and the actual payment in insurance claims based on special policy for legal expense insurance" (case law report) (in The General Insurance Institute of Japan (ed), in Study of Non-Life Insurance Vol. 80, No. 3, The General Insurance Institute of Japan, 2018) (in Japanese)
  • "Corporate legal strategies for tax compliance" (co-author, Minjiho Kenkyukai, 2018) (in Japanese)
  • "Substantial additional tax imposed by employees’ illegal acts: Based on the views concerning corporate governance on tax matter" (in Zeimu Jirei Kenkyu (Taxation Case Study) Vol. 163, Japan Tax Research Institute, 2018) (in Japanese)
  • "Legal Issues related to Tax Procedure over the Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) based on the Common Reporting Standard (CRS): mainly legal liability caused by errors in financial institutions and right protection of individual persons" (in Zeimu Jirei Kenkyu (Taxation Case Study) Vol. 157, Japan Tax Research Institute, 2017) (in Japanese)
  • "Scope of duty to bear civil liability by certified public tax accountants in their service" (Zeimu Jirei Kenkyu (Taxation Case Study) Vol. 151, Japan Tax Research Institute , 2016) (in Japanese)
  • "Japan: The insurance concept in the Insurance Act and the Insurance Business Act" (co-author, in "Research Handbook On International Insurance Law And Regulation", Edward Elgar Publishing, supported by Lloyd's, 2012)
  • "The Insurance and Reinsurance multi-jurisdictional guide 2012 (Japan Chapter)" (co-author, in "Practical Law", Practical Law Company, 2012)
  • "Principles of European Insurance Contract Law (PEICL) " (co-author, The General Insurance Institute of Japan, 2011) (in Japanese)
  • "Jurisdiction Update: Japan - Insurance" (co-author, Thomson Reuters Accelus, 2011)
  • "Protection of Personal Information in Japan In Relation to Adequacy Decision by the European Commission" (Speaker at the Global Market Roundtable of International Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Privacy Consortium (IPMPC), 2019)

Professional Activities / Accolades

Director (Outside), DKK Co., Ltd. (2021-)
External Audit & Supervisory Board Member, ALCONIX CORPORATION (2020-)
Lecturer (part-time), University of Tsukuba Law School (Corporate Law Practice Study Ⅰ (2018); Insurance Law (2019 and 2021))
Councilor, International Civil and Commercial Law Centre Foundation (2017-)
A working group member of the Training Committee of Specific Certified Administrative Procedures Legal Specialist of the Japan Federation of Certified Administrative Procedures Legal Specialists Associations (2017-2020)
A member of the Committee of Bar Examiners (in charge of the Administrative Acts of the Bar Examination and the Preliminary Qualifying Bar Examination) (2016-2019)
Japan Federation of Bar Associations, Member of Taxation Committee (2016-)
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) (2016-)
Japan Tax Research Institute (JTRI), research scholar of tax law case study section (2015-)
Japan Federation of Bar Associations, LAC (Center concerning to Access to Justice & Legal Procedures) Committee (2010-)
Member of the Japanese Society of Insurance Science (2008-)


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