Wataru Higuchi

Wataru Higuchi


Wataru Higuchi has been involved in a wide range of finance transactions including asset based finance, syndicated loan, securitization, capital markets and fund business. Mr. Higuchi also has expertise in the fields of financial regulatory issues. In addition to his professional experience at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, Mr. Higuchi has also worked for Tokyo Stock Exchange (from October 2012 – September 2013) as a secondee, where he was in charge of listings of both Japanese and non-Japanese companies, ETFs, and J-REITs.

Higuchi Wataru

Practice Areas

Practice Groups

  • Structured Finance Group
  • Capital Markets Group
  • Financial Services & Transactions Group
  • Energy Practice Group


Mar 2002 Hitotsubashi University (LL.B.)
Apr 2004 - Oct 2005 The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
May 2011 Columbia Law School (LL.M.)
Aug 2011 - Jul 2012 Associated with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, New York
Apr 2020 - Mar 2022 Part-time Lecturer, The Business Law Department of Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Law (HBL)


Outline of the Listing Rules and Structures of JDR Capital Market Monthly, No. 338
Oct 2013
Mar 2011


The Ultimate Guide to IPO in Japan Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc., Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
Oct 16, 2023
Mar 31, 2023
【Online seminar】Seminar of listing on Tokyo Stock Exchange for Taiwan Company PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata LLC, Tokyo Stock Exchange,Inc., Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation, SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.
Oct 21, 2021
【Online seminar】 How to manages risk for IPO? PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata LLC
Feb 19, 2021
Roadmap to Tokyo Stock Exchange IPO for Singapore Companies KPMG Japan Asia Listing Advisory Group / Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
Sep 3, 2019
May 25, 2018
July 30, 2014
Key Points for Listing of JDR on TSE DR Listing on Tokyo Stock Exchange Workshop 2014
July 25, 2014

Professional Admissions

  • Japan (2005)
  • New York (2012)

Professional and Academic Associations

  • Daini Tokyo Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association


  • Japanese (first language)
  • English