Introducing Peter Cassidy as a Registered Foreign Attorney

We would like to announce that Peter Cassidy was registered as a foreign attorney with the Hyogo Bar Association as of 13th February 2018 and is now licensed to practice Western Australian law in Japan, as well as to act in international arbitration cases and coordinate with lawyers in other jurisdictions.

Peter is a native of Perth, Western Australia and holds degrees in law and Japanese. He was admitted to practice by the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2008 and spent several years working at a small firm in Perth, where part of his practice was serving the expatriate Japanese in various areas of law. He relocated to Japan at the end of 2011 and settled in Kobe, where he previously spent one year as a university exchange student.

After working in a large manufacturing company for five years, where he was involved in document review and checking compliance with international regulatory requirements, Peter joined Higashimachi, LPC in a paralegal role in April 2017. Now that his registration as a foreign attorney has been approved, we are pleased to officially introduce him as the newest member of our firm.

Hyogo Prefecture and Western Australia have maintained a sister state relationship for more than 35 years. We hope that Peter, working in combination with our other lawyers, will be able to help contribute to the continued friendly commercial relationships between Japan and Australia and especially Hyogo Prefecture and Western Australia.