Senior Legal Advisor
Attorney (Japan)

Mr. MATSUBARA was born in Japan. He received a Bachelor of Law from Doshisha University of Japan. He passed the National Bar Examination of Japan in 1993 and completed the Legal Training Program of the Supreme Court of Japan in 1996. He has worked as a public prosecutor in Japan and dealt with all kinds of criminal cases including some high profile cases like corruption and tax evasion from 1996 to 2014.

Mr. MATSUBARA was also a professor of International Cooperation Department, Research and Training Institute, Justice Ministry of Japan and engaged in Legal Technical Assistance Project conducted by Japanese government in Asian Countries including Cambodia and Vietnam from 2010 to 2012. In 2012, He was dispatched to the Justice Ministry of Cambodia by the Japanese government and worked as a Chief Legal Advisor of JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) Legal & Judicial Development Project in Cambodia from Sep 2012 to Sep 2014. The project aimed to disseminate Civil Code (CC), Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) and other relevant laws which were drafted with help from the Japanese government. 

Mr. MATSUBARA organized on many occasion seminars and gave lectures about CC, CCP and other relevant laws for people who were engaged in a legal field like government officials and lawyers. He also helped government officials resolve issues related to interpretation of CC, CCP and other relevant laws. Through these activities, he has comprehensive knowledge of CC, CCP and other relevant laws of Cambodia. He was registered as an Attorney with the Japan Federation of Bar Association on Oct 2014 and is a member of Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association. He joined HBS at the beginning of 2015 and is head of the Japan Desk and Real Estate, Energy and Infrastructure Practice Group. 

Mr. MATSUBARA speaks Japanese and English.


Practice Group(s)

  • Head of Japan Desk
  • Head of Real Estate, Energy and Infrastructure


  • Bachelor of Laws, Doshisha University, Japan


  • Attorney, Japan Federation of Bar Association and a member of Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association


Japanese and English

Contact Details

Phone: +855 (0)23 224 337