Ripple Partners

Ark Hills South Tower 16F
1-4-5 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Tokyo Japan 106-0032 Japan

Yoshimichi Makiyama

Intellectual Property, Corporate Law and Securities

【Practice Area】
  • Corporate / Compliance
  • Finance / Security
  • Intellectual Property / Entertainment / Media
  • IT / Information Security / Personal Data
  • Environment / Energy
  • Pharmaceutical / Foods
  • Apparel / Fashion / Cosmetic
  • Antitrust / Unfair Competition / Premiums Law
  • International Trade and Disputes
  • Public Affairs / ESG / SDGs
【Education】
  • Columbia University School of Law (LL.M. 1997)
  • University of Tokyo (LL. B. 1984)
【Admission】
  • Attorney (Japan 1990, New York 1999)
  • Patent Attorney (Japan 2003)
【Experience】
  • Ripple Partners (present)
  • TMI Associates
  • Microsoft Asia Limited
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell (New York)
  • Mitsui Yasuda, Wani & Maeda
【Language】
  • Japanese / English
【Memberships】
  • International Relations Committee of JFBA (Vice Chair)
  • International Bar Association (IBA) / American Bar Association (ABA) / Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) / LAWASIA / Asian Society of International Law
  • Association for Creating Beautiful Port of Yokohama (Vice President)
  • NPO Entertainment Lawyers Network (Executive Director)
  • NPO Personal Data Protection Council (Auditor)
  • Japan Cosmetic Center / Chamber of Commerce of Yokohama / Yokohama Indian Center / America Japan Society Yokohama
【Articles & Publications】
  • “Legal Practice for AI Business” (Co-author, 2017)
  • “New Act on Protection of Personal Information” (Co-author, 2017)
  • “Legal Practice in New Era of Internet” (Co-author, 2017)
  • “Bio Innovation and Legal Practice” (Co-author, 2014)
  • “Introduction of General Provision on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions – Fair Use in Japan” (2010)
  • “Intellectual Law in Vietnam” (Co-author, 2010)
  • “Overseas Development of Content Business” (2009)
  • “Foreign Laws for Unfair Competition Prevention – 12 Countries’ Legal Systems and Practices” (Co-author, 2008 – 2010)
  • “U.S. Entertainment Law” (1998 – 2004)