Shuji Iwamura

Major Practice Areas

Corporate Governance, Risk and Crisis Management/Compliance, Criminal Case

Biography
Shuji lwamura was born in Nagasaki in 1949, graduated with an LL.B. from Chuo University in 1973, and was a public prosecutor from 1976 until 2012 when he retired as the Superintending Prosecutor of the Nagoya High Public Prosecutors Office.
During that time, mainly in the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office, he was engaged in the investigations and trials of corporate-activity-related and economy-related crimes such as violation of tax law, the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, and the Antimonopoly Act; political-activity-related crimes such as violation of the Political Funds Control Act; and special negligence cases including drug-induced diseases. From 1989 until 1996, he was responsible for the interpretation and planning of criminal laws and regulations at the Criminal Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Justice. He was involved in the operation of the Antimonopoly Act, amendment of the former Securities and Exchange Act, amendment of the Public Offices Election Act and the Political Funds Control Act, establishment of the International Criminal Court, enactment of the Organ Transplant Act, and the revision of the Juvenile Act.
He was a member of the the National Bar Examination Commission (criminal policy and criminal laws) from 1992 to 1996, a part-­time lecturer at Keio University from 1992 to 1994 and at Chuo University Graduate School of Law in 2001.

Bar Admissions

Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association

Background

1973Chuo University (LLB.)
1976-1985Public Prosecutor, Criminal Affairs Department and Trial Department, Fukuoka District Public Prosecutors Office; Public Prosecutor, Maebashi District Public Prosecutors Office; Public Prosecutor, Criminal Affairs Department, Trial Department, and Special Investigation Department, Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office; Public Prosecutor, Shizuoka District Public Prosecutors Office
1985-1989Public Prosecutor, Special Investigation Department, Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office
1989-1996Public Prosecutor, Criminal Affairs Division of Criminal Affairs Bureau; Counsellor, Public Security Division and Legislative Affairs Division of Criminal Affairs Bureau; Counsellor ,Minister's Secretariat in charge of Criminal Affairs, The Ministry of Justice
1996-2003Deputy Director, Criminal Affairs Department; Deputy Director, Special Investigation Department; Director, Special Trial Department; Director, Special Investigation Department, Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office
2003-2005Chief Prosecutor, Matsuyama District Public Prosecutor's Office
2005-2008Public Prosecutor, Criminal Affairs Department, Supreme Public Prosecutors Office; Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office; Director, Criminal Affairs Department, Supreme Public Prosecutors Office
2008-2010Chief Prosecutor, Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office
2010-2012Superintending Prosecutor, Sendai High Public Prosecutors Office; Superintending Prosecutor, Nagoya High Public Prosecutors Office
2012-2019Advisor, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
2020-Tokyo Flex Law Office

Publications

1990独占禁止法の抑止力強化の動向についてー刑事罰の積極活用を中心として 判例タイムズ1990年11月15日業(737号)
1991『刑事裁判実務体系 第8巻 財産的刑法犯』(分担執筆)青林書院
1993[座談会]独占禁止法の刑事罰強化をめぐる問題 月刊公正取引1993年2月号(No.508)
1993法人罰金重課に係る法改正とこれをめぐる問題点ー独占禁止法の改正を中心としてー判例タイムズ1993年5月1日号(809号)
1994『シリーズ捜査実務全書4 会社犯罪』(共編・分担執筆) 東京法令出版
1998『刑事裁判実務体系第7巻労働者保護』(分担執筆)青林書院
2000『大コンメンタール刑法第二版第9巻[第174条~第192条]』(分担執筆) 青林書院
2001『シリーズ捜査実務全書12選挙関係犯罪(2訂版)』(共編) 東京法令出版
2002『新刑事手続Ⅲ』(分担執筆) 悠々社
2013『大コンメンタール刑法第三版第9巻[第174条~第192条]』(分担執筆)青林書院
2015『不祥事対応ベストプラクティス―実例から読み解く最新実務』(編集委員執筆者)

Seminars and Lectures

2013Corporate Risk and CrisisManagement Seminar
2014Dealing With Corporate Wrongdoings and Crisis Management Seminar 2014
2015ADVANCE Corporate Law Seminar-Pioneering the Frontier in Corporate Law Part 1 Risk and Crisis Management Seminar "Preparing for and Addressing Serious Corporate Scandals and Crises that Shake Industry and Society"

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