Attorney profiles

Chizuko Nakandakari


1989 BA, Keio University, Japan
2002 LLB, University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law (Sydney, Australia)


1989 Mitsui Life Insurance in Japan
1990 Maruko Inc. in Japan
1991-1999 President/Managing Director of Maruko Australia Pty Ltd. in Australia Engaged in the Rivage Royal condominium project on the Gold Coast (construction of the 27 story condominium building plus a waterside restaurant, and sales of 176 units at average A$&1M and the restaurant, in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Shenzen (China), Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Dubai(UAE), Monaco, LA and San Diego(US), Japan)
2003 Admitted as lawyer of New South Wales, Australia Joined Abe, Ikubo & Katayama
Seconded to Blake Dawson & Waldron in Sydney (-2006)
2007 Back to AIK in Japan, Registered Foreign Law Lawyer
2009 Admitted as Solicitor of England and Wales, UK


1997 Vice-Chairman, Gold Coast Japanese Business Association (Current Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Gold Coast Inc.)
1998 Chairman, Gold Coast Japanese Business Association (current Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Gold Coast Inc.)
2003- The Law Society of New South Wales
2004- The Japan Institute of International Affairs
2005-2006 Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Sydney Inc.
2009- The Law Society of England & Wales
2010- Japanese Society of International Law
The Japan Association of International Economic Law
2015- Japan Corporate Auditors Association
American Bar Association

Main Areas of Practice

Corporate General: Commercial Agreement (Products/Materials Supply Agreement for manufacturers, Product Sale/Service Agreement), Negotiation over Commercial Agreement, M&A including business sale (apparel brands, manufacturers), Hotel Franchise Agreement, Corporate Corruption (Olympus Third Party Committee), Competition (manufacturers), Bankruptcy(airline, manufacturers), Incorporation, management and dissolution of company, Independent corporate auditor

Real Estate: Construction Agreement/Consultancy Agreement/FIDIC Contract (hotel, port), Dispute over Construction Agreement, Lease Agreement (outlet shops, office), Surface right Agreement (solar power generation)

Intellectual Property: Patent protection including litigation (pharmaceuticals, aroma/fine chemicals), Patent license agreement (aroma/fine chemicals, pharmaceutical product and equipment), Trademark (apparel brands)

Finance : Loan Agreement (banks), Investment Fund