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Makoto Matsuo
Partner Makoto Matsuo

Practice Areas

Dispute Resolution;
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)