Lawyers

Partner

Tsutomu Kuribayashi tk@kslaw.jp
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

【Membership】
  • 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)

【Languaage】
  • Japanese Native
  • English Fluent

Associate

Sugiyama Tomohiko
MAsahiro Ikeda
【Practice Areas】

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

【Membership】
  • 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


【Language】
  • Japanese
【Message】
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.