Junko Suetomi is a counsel in Baker & McKenzie, Tokyo office and handles the firm's international trade and dispute resolution practice. Ms Suetomi focuses her practice on commercial and trade laws and regulations, WTO dispute settlement, civil and criminal litigation, antitrust law, bankruptcy law and general corporate law. She has extensive experience advising clients on issues involving trade remedy matters such as an anti-dumping and countervailing duties, import restrictions, customs matters, export control and sanctions, tariff treatment, government procurement and FTA/EPA applications, among others.
Prior to joining Baker & McKenzie, Ms Suetomi worked in the WTO dispute settlement division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ economics bureau. She has served as a court-appointed defense attorney in many criminal cases. Ms Suetomi has co-authored numerous publications related to her practice. Ms Suetomi is vice chair of the human rights committee of the Tokyo Bar Association. She delivers lectures at Waseda University.
Ms Suetomi has been admitted in both Japan and New York State.
Ms Suetomi received her LLB from Tokyo University and Kyushu University; and her LLM from New York University School of Law and Cornell Law School. She has completed judicial training at Legal Research and Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan.
WWL says: Junko Suetomi is an "excellent WTO lawyer and one of the rising stars in the region".
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