Yoshimasa Furuta

Yoshimasa Furuta
Office:
Otemachi Park Building
1-1-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
100-8136
City:
Tokyo
Country:
Japan
Tel:
+81 3 6775 1031
Fax:
+81 3 6775 2031

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Japan - Arbitration

Yoshimasa Furuta is a partner at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune who specialises in international and domestic litigation; commercial arbitration and mediation; and other dispute resolution procedures. Mr Furuta represents Japanese and foreign companies in all kinds of business disputes, both in Japan and abroad, involving sales of goods; distributorship; technology licensing; intellectual property infringement (patent, copyright, trademark, know-how and unfair competition); labour and employment; corporate management; complex financial products; and other business transactions.

Mr Furuta teaches various courses on commercial transactions, civil procedure, international litigation, commercial arbitration, legal ethics and other courses as a professor of law at the University of Tokyo (2013–2016) and Seikei University (2004–2011); a visiting professor at Columbia Law School (spring 2016) and Sekei University (autumn 2013); and an adjunct lecturer at Rikkyo University (2000–2008); Keio University (2008–2009 and 2018–); Tsukuba University (2008–2009) and the University of Tokyo (2016–). =

He served as a mediator at the Nuclear Damage Compensation Dispute Resolution Centre (2011–), a secretary at the Legislative Council of the Ministry of Justice (2008–2010); a foreign attorney at the New York law firm of Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan (now known as Winston & Strawn) (1995–1996); and a government official at the Japanese Ministry of Home Affairs (now known as the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications) (1988–1989).

Mr Furuta is a graduate of the University of Tokyo (LLB, 1988) and Harvard Law School (LLM, 1995; Addison Brown Prize, 1995) and is admitted to the Bar in Japan (1991) and New York (1996). 

WWL says: Yoshimasa Furuta is “definitely a leader in the field” say sources, who are quick to highlight his prominence acting as both as counsel and arbitrator.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Japan which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Japan - Litigation

Yoshimasa Furuta is a partner at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune who specialises in international and domestic litigation; commercial arbitration and mediation; and other dispute resolution procedures. Mr Furuta represents Japanese and foreign companies in all kinds of business disputes, both in Japan and abroad, involving sales of goods; distributorship; technology licensing; intellectual property infringement (patent, copyright, trademark, know-how and unfair competition); labour and employment; corporate management; complex financial products; and other business transactions.

Mr Furuta teaches various courses on commercial transactions, civil procedure, international litigation, commercial arbitration, legal ethics and other courses as a professor of law at the University of Tokyo (2013–2016) and Seikei University (2004–2011); a visiting professor at Columbia Law School (spring 2016) and Sekei University (autumn 2013); and an adjunct lecturer at Rikkyo University (2000–2008); Keio University (2008–2009 and 2018–); Tsukuba University (2008–2009) and the University of Tokyo (2016–). =

He served as a mediator at the Nuclear Damage Compensation Dispute Resolution Centre (2011–), a secretary at the Legislative Council of the Ministry of Justice (2008–2010); a foreign attorney at the New York law firm of Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan (now known as Winston & Strawn) (1995–1996); and a government official at the Japanese Ministry of Home Affairs (now known as the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications) (1988–1989).

Mr Furuta is a graduate of the University of Tokyo (LLB, 1988) and Harvard Law School (LLM, 1995; Addison Brown Prize, 1995) and is admitted to the Bar in Japan (1991) and New York (1996). 

WWL says: Yoshimasa Furuta is praised by one source as "the best" litigator in the country. His practice offers extensive expertise covering matters in the technology licensing and IP sectors.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Japan which can be purchased from our Shop.

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