Partner

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

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
Keio University Law School

Sep.2019
Passed the bar examination

Dec.2020
Admitted to the bar
Kuribayashi Sogo Law Office

Language

Japanese

Message

My name is Hazuki Fukano, a newly joined lawyer at Kuribayashi Sogo Law Office. I will make every effort for working on a wide range of matters in Japan and between Japan and overseas. I became a lawyer because I wanted to be of service to others. Based on the tenacity that I developed through my training in the Shorinji Kempo club at university, I will continue to study and devote myself to providing the best legal services that will satisfy our clients.

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