Makoto Matsuo



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Practice Areas

  • Competition/Antitrust; Corporate/M&A; Dispute Resolution; Insurance; Intellectual Property; International Transactions/Trade; Pharmaceutical Affairs; Regulatory Compliance; White Collar Crime


March 1973 Graduated from The University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law (LL.B.)
April 1973 - April 1975 The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
April 1975 Admitted to Japanese Bar (The Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association)
April 1975 - July 1977 Ozaki & Momo-o
May 1978 Master of Laws (LL.M.) at Columbia University, Law School
August 1978 - July 1980 Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York
1979 Admitted to New York Bar
1980 Became Partner of Ozaki & Momo-o
April 1989 Momo-o, Matsuo & Namba
April 1997 - March 2005 Lecturer at Nihon University, Faculty of Law: International Transaction Law
April 2005 - March 2013 Lecturer at Hitotsubashi University, Faculty and Graduate School of Law
2009 - 2011 Visiting Professor at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Graduate School of Technology Management


    《English Translation of Title Only. Language of Publication is Japanese》

  • Contemplations on the Legal Services Industry

    Author, ILS Publications (April 2016)

  • Practice on Shareholder Derivative Suit

    Lawyer's Practice Series Vol. 3, Tokyo-horei (2002)

  • Cases - Oriented Lawyering Practice Series, Vol. 5, Antitrust, Patent and International Transaction

    Co-author, Tokyo-horei (April 2002)

  • Amendment to Shareholder Derivative Suit Scheme and Measures Thereto by Companies

    Journal of Business Law (May 2002)

  • Recent Development on Extraterritorial Application of U.S. Antitrust Laws

    Journal of Japanese American Legal Studies Society, "American Law" Vol. 1 (1999)

  • Legal Advice on Unfair Competition/Defence of Registered Trademark

    Co-author Seirin-shoin (June 1997)

  • Legal Advice on Trademarks/Abuse of Trademark Right

    Co-author Seirin-shoin (June 1997)

  • Derivative Suits and D&O Liability Insurance

    Co-author, Chuo keizai-sha (July 1994)

  • The State of D & O Liability for Executives in the United States

    Tax News, p. 35 (January 1994)

  • Protection on Internationally Famous Trademark

    IBL Vol. 21 No. 8 p. 991 (1993)

  • The Tie-in in Kodak case.

    Fair Trade No. 509 p. 60 (March 1993)

  • Environmental Risks in the United States

    Industrial Pollution Control Vol. 28 p. 13 (July 1992)

  • Evaluation and Countermeasures of Product Liability Risk

    Keizaikai M&A p. 41 (November 1991)

  • Victory of a Jury Trial Case by Japanese Companies -Go Video Antitrust Litigation

    Journal of the Japanese Institute of International Business Law (IBL) Vol. 19 No. 7 (July 1991)

  • Trend of Specialization of Lawyers in the United States

    Freedom & Liberty Vol. 42 No. 7p. 61 (July 1991)

  • Legislation of Product Liability Law

    Success Link (March 1991) p. 12

  • Response to Litigation Filed in Foreign Countries: Focusing on Service of Process and Evidentiary Procedure in the United States

    Freedom & Liberty Vol. 39 No. 12p. 20 (December 1988)

  • How to Become an International Lawyer (Panel Discussion)

    Jurist Vol. 739 p. 15 (May 1981)

  • Acquisition by a Japanese Attorney of a Certification to Practice Law in the U.S. and Its Meaning

    Jurist Vol. 700 p. 88 (September 1979)

    《English Translation of Publication》

  • Export Trading Company Act of 1982

    IBL Vol. 11-1 (January 1983) A. P. Victor/Daniel Braney (Translation/Makoto Matsuo)

  • Settlement of the AT&T and IBM Cases

    IBL Vol. 10-5 (May 1982) A. P. Victor/Salem Katsh (Translation/Makoto Matsuo)

  • Federal Maritime Commission Rebate Investigations

    IBL Vol. 10-2 (February 1982) A. P. Victor (Translation/Makoto Matsuo)

  • Judicial Review of U.S. International Trade & Customs Law Determinations

    IBL Vol. 9-5 (May 1981) A. P. Victor/S. M. Rosen B. M. Michel (Translation/Makoto Matsuo)

    《English Publications》

  • Merger and Acquisitions under Japanese Law

    (Antitrust Law Journal / ABA Vol.52-4 1983)

  • Litigation in Japan / A Trial Practice and Procedure Manual

    (Pamphlet ABA / Litigation Section 1979)