Partner

Tokyo

+81 3 3264 5271

Japanese(native)
English | French


Jurisdictions:

Japan

Practice areas:

Customs
General corporate tax

Industry sectors:

Financial services
Industrials and manufacturing


Atsushi Shibata's practice focuses on trade & customs, indirect tax, international taxation, global reorganization and finance.

Recently, he has been integratedly focusing on how to maximize efficiency, minimize risk, and maximize cash flow in the global supply chain business by separating commercial flow from logistics, rather than individually focusing on tax, law, and logistics. Naturally, he also considers global reorganization and finance together.

He is also the President of the Bansei Holdings Company consisting of Bansei Securities & Insurance companies etc., a semi-major player in Japan, and is co-author of Global Trade and Customs: A practical comparison of major jurisdictions, published by IBFD in the Netherlands in 2020. He used to be an expert in KPMG, Arthur Andersen, and IBFD in the EU, etc.

  • Tax Attorney, Certified Customs Specialist, JETRO(Japan External Trade Organization) Trade Adviser
  • Tax Attorney
  • Certified Customs Specialist
  • JETRO Trade Adviser

  • EC trade consulting
  • General corporate and global corporate structures
  • Tax-effective international trade using bonded area, low-tax rate countries, FTA and international taxation.
  • Refund of VAT/customs duties
  • HS number change
  • Recalling/returning goods
  • Finance and asset management companies in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong

  • Manufacturing and finance

  • Waseda University in Tokyo
  • Graduate School of Yokohama National University in Yokohama (LLM in Business Law)
  • Graduate School of Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands (LLM in EU Business Law)
  • Green-Templeton College of Oxford University in the UK (Advanced Management)
  • Graduate School of Waseda University in Tokyo (MBA in Finance)
  • Nippon Suisan Kaisha Co., Ltd.
  • IBFD (International Bureau Fiscal Documentation) in the Netherlands
  • Arthur Andersen/KPMG
  • Present: Partner of TradeTax International Tax & Accounting 
  • Present: CEO of Bansei Holdings Co., Ltd.

  • Theses: Legal Strategy on Foreign subsidiaries (Japanese)/Foreign Currency Transactions and Tax Deferrals (Japanese)/Taxation of PEs in the EU and in Japan (English)
  • Bibliography: “European VAT Law (Japanese)” / “Q&A of International Taxation (Japanese)” / “Foreign Investment Strategy of Japanese company (Japanese)” / “International Inheritance (Japanese)”