Wataru Shimizu

Wataru Shimizu

81-52-533-4815 (Nagoya)  
81-3-6775-1145 (Tokyo)
81-52-533-4772 (Nagoya)  
81-3-6775-2145 (Tokyo)

Mr. Wataru Shimizu has been involved with an extensive range of intellectual property issues, including: - Drafting and negotiating various technology transfer agreements; - Drafting and arguing complaints, motions, and other pleadings for litigation arising in relation to technology transfer agreements and compensation for employee's invention etc.;. - Advising Japanese companies on industry-university cooperation, brand management, and intellectual property management, etc.

In addition, recently, Mr. Shimizu has been dealing with many legal and intellectual property issues in Asia and Emerging Countries (especially, China and ASEAN countries).

Mr. Shimizu has also assisted domestic clients in general corporate matters, such as corporate governance, employment law compliance, and competition compliance, etc.

Shimizu Wataru

Practice Areas

Practice Groups

  • Corporate Transaction Group
  • Intellectual Property Law Group
  • Asia and Emerging Countries Practice Group
  • Data Privacy & Digital Group


Mar 1998 The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)
Feb 2001 – Mar 2004 Hitachi Systems & Services, Ltd.
2004 - 2005 The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
Oct 2005 - Mar 2011 Nishimura & Asahi
Oct 2008 - Mar 2011 Toyota Motor Corporation (Intellectual Property Div.)
Apr 2011 - Mar 2016 Ohno & Partners
Oct 2012 Aichi Bar Association
Apr 2019 - Member of the advisory board, The instututes of Innovation for Future Society of Nagoya University, Materials/Energy Renovation Co-Creation Consortium
Apr 2020 - Lecturer, Osaka University, Multidisciplinary PhD Program for Pioneering Quantum Beam Application


Mar 2022
Aug 2021
Jul 2020
Jul 2019


X-HUB TOKYO INBOUND PROGRAM 2021 Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC, JETRO
Feb 15, 2021
Mar 1, 2019
Nov 21, 2018
Legal Regulations of Genome Editing Technologies Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Nov 20, 2018
Review points of IP-related contracts Anderson Mori & Tomotsune Osaka Office
Oct 29, 31, Nov 1, 2018
Aug 29 - 30, 2017
Legal Systems and Recent Trends about Technology Licenses in China Japan Machinery Center for Trade and Investment
Dec 2016
IP Week 2016 Singapore"The Next IP Service in ASEAN Region" Intellectual Property Office of Singapore
Aug 22 - 24, 2016
IP Lawsuits and Practices in Japan JICA & Supreme People's Court of Vietnam
Sep 2016
Jun 13 - 14, 2016
Oct 2015


Professional Admissions

  • Japan (2005)

Professional and Academic Associations

  • Aichi Bar Association


  • Japanese (first language)
  • English