Hideki Kanda

Emeritus Professor of Law, Gakushuin University; expert advisor to the Tokyo Stock Exchange


Professor Hideki Kanda is Emeritus Professor of Law at Gakushuin University (and previously at the University of Tokyo), and regularly serves as an expert advisor to the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) on corporate law, governance and equity market structure. In 2014, he served on the TSE’s council of experts, which helped draft Japan’s new Corporate Governance Code introduced in 2015 – and is currently Chairing the Advisory Group to Review the TSE Cash Equity Market Structure. This body was launched last November to consider overhauling TSE listing rules and structure in an attempt to improve corporate behavior and investor appeal within the world’s third-biggest equity market. It is scheduled to present its recommendations in April 2019.