Legal Profession Corporation CAST
Masato Shibata is attorney-at-law and a partner of Legal Profession Corporation CAST. He is admitted in Japan and New York. He graduated from Tokyo University and has a LL.M degree from New York University. He is a STEP member of the Hong Kong branch. His experience as a lawyer is more than 20 years and extends to wide-raging areas such as cross-border transactions, corporate, M&A, litigations and family matters. Recently, one of his interests is to expand his business from Asia to other geographical areas including Middle East, Africa, Europe and USA to serve worldwide clients and to respond to a growing demand of worldwide individuals for on and offshore estate planning with the influx of people from many other countries and the rapidly aging population in Japan. Those who have assets in Japan, regardless of whether they live in or outside Japan, or who live without any substantial assets in Japan are strongly recommended to seek professional advice to understand their legal and tax position for estate planning. Also, the successors of a deceased who had assets and/or lived in Japan are inevitable to understand their legal and tax position in Japan.
The economy of Japan is a highly developed and market-oriented economy. It is the third-largest in the world by nominal GDP and the fourth-largest by purchasing power parity and is the world's second largest developed economy. Japan has the largest electronics goods industry and is often ranked among the world's most innovative countries leading several measures of global patent filings. Manufacturing in Japan today now focuses primarily on high-tech and precision goods, such as optical instruments, hybrid vehicles, and robotics.
Legal Profession Corporation CAST is a member of the CAST GROUP providing high quality one-stop legal, accounting and tax services to international clients. CAST GROUP has its own offices not only in Japan but also in other Asian countries such as China, Vietnam and Myanmar and has an affiliated law firm in Hong Kong. The firm’s clients include individuals (Japanese, Chinese, USA, etc.) who need legal and tax service for inheritance, preparing wills or other related matters including cross-border issues which require trust structure as well as Japanese listed and unlisted companies which advance into and retreat from China and Chinese companies which advance into Japan.
One-stop legal -Corporate, M&A, Litigations, Intellectual property and Family Matters. Accounting, Tax services, Cross-border transactions.