Masaru Tohyama (Jr. Partner)
Mr. Tohyama was admitted to the Japan Bar in 2007. He has a highly diversified corporate practice, both domestic and international, involving mergers & acquisitions, structured finance and securities transactions. He also has deep experience in labor/employment dispute resolution as well as civil litigation, and is a member of the Dispute Mediation Committee of Tokyo Labor Bureau. He has defended individuals and business entities against allegations relating to white-collar crime, and assisted clients in the investigatory stage of potential criminal matters. Before joining this firm, Mr. Tohyama was Director of Capital Markets & Financing at Merrill Lynch Japan Securities. Prior to Merrill Lynch, he had worked with NTT Docomo, Inc., The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Ltd. and The Bank of Tokyo, Ltd. At Duke, he was Special Staff Editor of Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law.
The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1988); University of Pennsylvania Law School (LL.M., 1992); Duke University School of Law (LL.M., 1993); Waseda University Graduate School of Law (LL.M., 1998); Waseda Law School (J.D., 2006); Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (2006-07).
Daini Tokyo Bar Association.
Co-Author, Labor Dispute Handbook 2018 (Roudou Kaihatsu Kenkyukai, 2018); Co-Author, Worker Dispatching Act - Amendment of 2015 and its Impacts on Legal Practice (Daini Tokyo Bar Association, 2016); Co-Author, Labor Dispute Handbook (Daini Tokyo Bar Association, 2015); Co-Author, Labor Contract Act, Elderly Employment Stabilization Act and Labor Dispatch Act - Amendments of 2012 and their Impacts on Legal Practice (Daini Tokyo Bar Association, 2013); Co-Author, New Guidebook for Legal Counseling on Labor Disputes (Daini Tokyo Bar Association, 2012); Co-Author, Child Poverty - A Report by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (Akashi Shoten, 2011); Co-Author, Norms and Corporation Law, Vol. 9 Business Enterprise and Foundations of Law 77 (Waseda Institute for Corporation Law and Society, 2006)