Partner

Tsutomu Kuribayashi Picture

Managing Attorney

Tsutomu Kuribayashi

Practice Areas

Corporate Law, Regulations, International Business Transactions, M&A, Litigation and Cross-Border Dispute Resolution, Employment Issues, Finance, Joint Venture and Strategic Alliance

Membership

Tokyo Bar Association (1993 -)
New York State Bar Association (1999 -)
Tokyo Bar Association, International Committee (2001 -)
Tokyo American Club (2006 -)

Education

1990
Waseda University, Bachelor of Law

1993
The Legal Training and Research Institute of The Supreme Court of Japan

1997
University of Georgia, Law School, LL.M.

Professional Experience

1993 – 2003
Asahi Law Offices (Tokyo, Japan)(currently Nishimura Asahi Law Office)
as a Partner Lawyer from 2002

1997 – 1998
Haynes & Boone L.L.P (Texas, U.S.A.) as a foreign associate

2003 –
Kuribayashi Sogo Law Office (Tokyo, Japan)

2009 – 2011
Member of the Legislative Council for the Ministry of Justice

2014 – 2015
Vice President at the Tokyo Bar Association

2014 – 2019
External Director at Kuze Co, Ltd., private company listed in TSX

2015 – 2018
Member of National Bar Examination Commission(International private law)

2016 – Present
Supervisory Officer of D&F Investment Corporation

2018 – 2019
Deputy Chairman of Kanto (Central Part of Japan) Federation of Bar Associations

2020- Present
External Director of SAXA Holdings, Inc.

Language

Japanese Native
English Fluent

Associate

Hazuki Fukano Picture

Attorney

Hazuki Fukano

Practice Areas

General legal and corporate affairs, M&A, Litigation, Inheritance, Domestic affairs

Membership

Tokyo Bar Association

Legal Support Center for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises of Tokyo Bar Association

International Committee of Tokyo Bar Association

Education

Mar.2017
Chuo University Bachelor of law

Mar.2019
Keio University Law School

Sep.2019
Passed the bar examination

Dec.2020
Admitted to the bar
Kuribayashi Sogo Law Office

Language

Japanese

Message

I mainly handle legal matters related to general legal and corporate matters such as checking and drafting various contracts, checking minutes of shareholders’ meetings and board of directors’ meetings, and so on. I also handle a variety of legal matters for both individuals and companies, hoping to be of service to everyone from individuals to companies.
I will continue to study and devote myself to providing the best legal services that will satisfy our clients.

Kenta Chikahisa Picture

Attorney

Kenta Chikahisa

Practice Areas

General legal and corporate affairs, M&A, litigation, Inheritance, domestic affairs

Membership

Tokyo Bar Association

Education

Mar.2017
Chuo University Bachelor of law

Mar.2019
Kyushu University Law School

Jan.2021
Passed the bar examination

Apr.2022
Admitted to the bar
Kuribayashi Sogo Law Office

Language

Japanese

Message

My name is Kenta Chikahisa, a newly joined lawyer at Kuribayashi Sogo Law Office. When I was a high school student, I heard a story about a lawyer who was involved in the reconstruction of a bread factory, and I was determined to become a lawyer who could use knowledge and experience to help people who were in trouble. I will devote myself to providing the best legal services to our clients by dealing with every case with tenacity and sincerity.

Counsel

Currently there are no counsel members.