Tsutomu Kuribayashi
Tsutomu Kuribayashi
【Practice Areas】

International transactions, Cross-border litigation, General legal and corporate affairs, M&A, Civil rehabilitation proceedings, Business succession, Issue of new shares

  • Tokyo Bar Association (1993 -)
  • New York State Bar Association (1999 -)
  • Tokyo Bar Association, International Committee (Deputy Chairman) (2001 - 2004)
  • Tokyo Bar Association, Vice President(2014-2015)
【Professional Experience】
1990Waseda University, Bachelor of Law
1993The Legal Training and Research Institute of The Supreme Court of Japan
1997University of Georgia, Law School, LL.M.
4/1993 - 3/2003Asahi Law Offices (Tokyo, Japan)(currently Nishimura Asahi Law Office)
as a Partner Lawyer from 2002
8/1997 - 7/1998Haynes & Boone L.L.P (Texas, U.S.A.) as a foreign associate
4/2003 -Kuribayashi Sogo Law Office (Tokyo, Japan)
4/2014 - 3/2015Vice President at the Tokyo Bar Association
6/2014~Outside Director at Kuze Co, Ltd.
11/2015~Member of National Bar Examination Commission(International private law)

  • Japanese Native
  • English Fluent


Ikeda Masahiro
MAsahiro Ikeda
【Practice Areas】

General legal and corporate affairs, M&A, Business succession, International transactions, litigation

  • Tokyo Bar Association
【Education / Professional Background】
2010Tohoku University, J.D.
2016University of Southern California Gould school of Law, LL.M.
2012Admitted to the bar
2016International Labour Organization, Tokyo Office, Intern
2017Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center
SEP 2018Kuribayashi Sogo Law Office

  • Japanese, English
This is Masahiro Ikeda, who has started working for Kuribayashi Sogo Law Office. After registering as a lawyer seven years ago, I started working at a law office, and practiced law ranging from corporate law to general civil cases and criminal cases. After that, I got the opportunity to work as an intern at the International Labor Organization's Tokyo office. The history of ILO is older than the United Nations, and each country experiencing the disaster caused by the First World War, under the philosophy that economic stability of society through stability of employment relations brings peace, formed the world International organizations to realize peace. I had opportunities to attend many international conferences while engaging in the work of the international organization. It was a very valuable experience that I got chances to interact with many people representing various regions not only for labor issues but also for various problems. After working for the office, I studied abroad at a law school in the US. I was able to make a fulfilling life establishing relationship with the local society by participating in events such as university student orchestra and activities of a church while studying with lawyers from various countries there. Also, during my stay in the USA I got opportunities to do internship at a Mediation and Arbitration Center, and I was able to understand the role of these procedures in the US.I hope to provide you with legal services deepening my expertise, centering on domestic corporate and international transactions, with experience of foreign countries and experiences as a lawyer in Japan. I appreciate your continued support and look forward to working with you.
Sugiyama Tomohiko
MAsahiro Ikeda
【Practice Areas】

General legal and corporate affairs, M&A, International transactions, litigation

  • Tokyo Bar Association
【Education / Professional Background】
2014Chuo University Law School
2017Admitted to the bar
Large Japanese company (listed 1st section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange)
AUG 2019Kuribayashi Sogo Law Office

  • Japanese
This is Tomohiko Sugiyama, a newly joined lawyer at Kuribayashi Sogo Law Office. After graduated from Chuo University Law School and admitted to the bar, I joined large Japanese company (listed 1st section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange) as an in-house lawyer.
While I was working as an in-house lawyer, I was mainly in charge contract review, legal due diligence, and general meeting of shareholder. I dealt with various contracts; sales, leases, service, joint R&D, system development and joint venture contracts.
   I was fortunate enough to have a chance to work with board of directors and business management members of the company and through that experiences, I was able to learn the business mind which is difficult to learn as a lawyer.
   I hope I can make the most of my previous experience and provide better legal service to our clients.