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


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
My name is Tomohiko Sugiyama, a newly joined lawyer at Kuribayashi Sogo Law Office. After graduating from Chuo University Law School and being admitted to the bar, I joined a major Japanese company (listed in the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange) as an in-house lawyer. While working as an in-house lawyer, I was mainly in charge of contract review, legal due diligence, and general meetings with shareholders. I dealt with various contracts such as sales, leases, service, joint R&D, system development and joint venture.
I was fortunate enough to have a chance to work with boards of directors and business management members of the company and through these experiences, I obtained a business mindset crucial to being a successful lawyer.
I hope to make the most of my previous experiences and provide the highest quality of legal service to our clients.