We aim to carry on the spirit of our founder, Daijiro Kikkawa.
Daijiro Kikkawa, the founder of our firm, took his first steps as a legal professional in the capacity of a judge. When he was assigned to a civil provisional remedy case as a judge, he was confronted with the reality that there were no appropriate textbooks or literature on civil provisional remedies. He learned that the field of civil provisional remedies itself was a completely unknown field.
This led Kikkawa to develop a strong interest in civil provisional remedies, and he decided to become a researcher and open up the field of civil provisional remedies on his own. As a professor at Ritsumeikan University, he immersed himself in research and eventually established an unshakeable position as a pioneer in the field of civil provisional remedies. Kikkawa’s ideas have become the basic guidelines for the current Civil Execution Act and Civil Provisional Remedies Act.
Kikkawa, who was reputed to have the playing strength of a 7th dan Go player (he was officially awarded 8th dan after his death), had a deep attachment to a Torreya wood Go board. Analogous to Torreya wood, which has strong heartwood and a pliable surface, Kikkawa tried to maintain flexibility in his relationships with others without revealing the rigidity of his inner core. This spirit has been preserved in the attorney-client relationships in our firm.
In keeping with Kikkawa’s pioneering spirit and concern for human relationships, the attorneys at our firm are always willing to do our utmost to serve our clients in the most cutting-edge fields.
Kikkawa’s Personal History and Career
- Born in Kyoto City, graduated from a Daisan Senior High School (old system) and Kyoto University (LL.B.)
- Served as a judge at Okayama, Nara and Osaka district courts.
- Registered as a lawyer (Kyoto Bar Association)
- Professor, College of Law, Ritsumeikan University (Civil Procedure Law, Bankruptcy Law)
- Registered as a lawyer (Osaka Bar Association)
- Examiner for the bar exam (except in 1949)
- Received the degree of Doctor of Laws
- Returned to the position of professor at the College of Law, Ritsumeikan University
- President, Osaka Bar Association
- President, Japan Federation of Bar Associations
- Professor Emeritus, Ritsumeikan University
- President, Japan Lawyers Association
- Conferred the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Sacred Treasure
- Passed away at Kyoto Katsura Hospital
Daijiro Kikkawa, the founder of the firm, opens a private
office in Higashi-ku, Osaka City
Moved to Kita-ku, Osaka City and established Kikkawa Law Office
Following the sudden passing of Daijiro Kikkawa, the firm is renamed Kikkawa Sogo Law Office.
Ryuichiro Harai became the representative partner
Ryuichiro Harai devoted himself to the enactment of the Civil Provisional Remedies Act as a member of the Civil Procedure Act Committee and the Compulsory Execution System Committee of the Legislative Council
Due to an increase in the number of attorneys and administrative staff, the firm moved to Aqua Dojima Building and changed its name to Kikkawa Law Offices
Masatoshi Ohara replaces Ryuichiro Harai as Representative Partner
Became an affiliated firm of TERRALEX, which includes law firms from about 150 jurisdictions around the world.
Kikkawa Sogo (General) Law Offices was founded and the Tokyo Office was opened
Tomoyuki Nishide was appointed Vice President of Osaka Bar Association
Masatoshi Ohara was appointed Vice President of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations and President of the Osaka Bar Association
Moved to Nakanoshima Festival Tower West
Hiroshi Tanaka became Vice President of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations and President of the Osaka Bar Association.
Ranked in the General Business Law category (Osaka) by Chambers and Partners, one of the most authoritative rating organizations for law firms worldwide in the field of corporate legal affairs
Hiroshi Tanaka replaces Masatoshi Ohara as Representative Partner
NAKANOSHIMA FESTIVAL TOWER WEST 11F,
3-2-4,NAKANOSHIMA, KITA-KU, OSAKA
TEL : 06-6201-2970
FAX : 06-6201-2980
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