Certified Expert (Environmental Business-related Legal Affairs): Mari Shibata
Shibata Total Law Offices
■ Details Specialized in environmental issues, especially those related to industrial waste, Mari is one of Japan’s leading attorneys handling administrative (including administrative litigations and requests for administrative appeal), civil, criminal and M&A cases that are related to environmental issues and waste problems nationwide. She is possibly the only attorney in Japan who accompanies her client companies during negotiation with administrations, in order to discover legal issues and solve those problems together. She also supports her clients with legislative preparations necessary in establishing new businesses in the environmental field and even obtains permissions from final disposal sites and intermediate treatment facilities for industrial waste. Her clientele includes a variety of enterprises from small- to mid-sized companies to listed corporations. She believes in preventive law. Mari also serves as a member of municipality’s Resource Recycling Promotion Committee and manages environmental law seminars by Sophia Law School. She has delivered numerous lectures, and written many books and papers.