Mr. Matsubara worked as a public prosecutor of Japan from 1996 to 2014. He was also a professor of the International Cooperation Department, Research and Training Institute, Justice Ministry of Japan from 2010 to 2012.

Subsequently, he was dispatched to the Justice Ministry of Cambodia by the Japanese government and worked as a Chief Legal Advisor for JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) Legal & Judicial Development Project in Cambodia from Sep 2012 to Sep 2014. The project aimed to disseminate the Civil Code (CC), Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) and other relevant laws which were drafted with help from the Japanese government. Through these activities, he gained comprehensive knowledge of CC, CCP and relevant laws of Cambodia.

He joined HBS at the beginning of 2015 and has been working across a broad array of practice areas such as Banking, Real Estate, M&A, Labor. He is especially specialized in the Civil Code and the Code of Civil procedure of Cambodia.


Practice Area(s)

  • Head of the Japan Desk Practice Group
  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Market and M&A
  • Construction & Real Estate Development
  • Labor and Industrial Relations