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KUDO Ryohei

KUDO Ryohei

Title
Associate
License
Attorney・Patent Attorney
Languages
Japanese (native)/English

Career Summary

March 1980
Born in Chiba Prefecture, Japan
March 1998
Graduated from Makuhari Senior High School
March 2002
Received his LL.B. from the University of Tokyo
2002-2006
Worked at the Ministry of Defense
May 2006
Received his LL.M. from Columbia Law School (James Kent Scholar)
January 2007
Admitted to the New York State Bar Association
March 2010
Received his J.D. from the University of Tokyo School of Law
December 2011
Received his Diploma from the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (New 64th)
January 2012
Joined Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
May 2012
Joined Iwata Godo
September-October 2013
Seconded to Rodyk & Davidson LLP in Singapore
November-December 2013
Seconded to Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)

Engaged Cases

・Providing advice on inbound/outbound dispute resolutions (litigation, mediation and arbitration in the area of business transactions among companies, commercial litigation, patents, trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property rights, entertainment laws, trade secrets, unfair competition, preservation of evidence, M&A, joint ventures, financial products, product liability, real estate, labor issues, IT and software, collection of claims, etc.);
・Providing advice on intellectual property rights;
・Providing legal services on international business transactions;
・Dealing with business deployment, local regulations and disputes associated with overseas expansion of Japanese companies;
・Handling matters related to the Companies Act, shareholders’ meetings and the corporate governance; and
・Member of the Compliance Committee of a company listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
・Legal adviser to a patent attorney firm

Message

I will devote myself to provide the-most-advanced and best legal services to clients and to realize advantageous disputes solutions.

List of Main Publications

≪English≫
-“Getting the Deal Through: Enforcement of Foreign Judgments” (Japan Chapter) (Law Business Research, 2014)
-“The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2014” (Japan chapter) (Global Legal Group Ltd., 2014)
-“Distribution & marketing of drugs: Jurisdictional comparisons”(Japan chapter) (The European Lawyer Reference Series, 2012)
≪Japanese≫
-“Theories and Business Practices of Prescription and Limitation of Period[Intellectual Property Law]” (co-author, Nihon Kajo Publishing, 2018)
-“When an Intellectual Property Personnel in a Manufacturer Needs to Consider Usage of a Photograph – Key Points to Handle a Right regarding Photograph Works – [No. 134, “Point to Reconfirm” Series]” (Chizai Kanri (Japan Intellectual Property Association), July 2018)
-“Method of Identifying Trade Secrets in Proceedings of Injunction against Unfair Competition Regarding Trade Secrets” (co-author, Chizai Purizumu (Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry),March 2018)
-“New Story of Shareholders' Meeting” (co-author, Shoji Houmu, 2017)
-“Q&A: Handbook for Outside Directors/ Outside Company Auditors”(co-author, Nihon Kajo Publishing Co., Ltd., 2015)
-“IPO and Strategic Legal Affairs - Taking into Account the Viewpoint of Accountant” (co-author, Shoji Homu, 2015)
-“Special Edition: Q&A Concerning Revision of the Companies Act and Practical Business” (co-author, Kinyu Homu Jijo, Sept. 25, 2014)

Publications

Lectures, Seminars and Conferences

  • 2017.09

    Sato Shuji and Mutou Yuuki delivered a lecture entitled "1. Tips on Handling of Tax Investigations Derived from Understanding of Tax Suits" and "2. The Latest Trend of Tax Investigations of Large-scale Corporations" at Jitsumu Kenshu Center of Zeimu Kenkyukai.

    Speaker: KUDO Ryohei  SATO Shuji 

  • 2017.05

    Kudo Ryohei delivered a lecture entitled "Trade Secrets and Patents in the United States and Japan" at the Nihonbashi Life Science Hub.

    Speaker: KUDO Ryohei 

  • 2015.08

    Matsuda Takao, Kudo Ryohei and Motomura Takeshi will deliver a lecture entitled "Strategic Legal Practices for IPO from 5 Perspectives ? People, Goods (Contract), Money, Information and Time” at the head office of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank on August 27, 2015, as part of “IPO Seminar” co-hosted by Daiwa Securities Co.Ltd., Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Group and Iwata Godo.

  • 2015.04

    Matsuda Takao and Kudo Ryohei will deliver a lecture entitled “Measures to Support Overseas Business Expansion Provided by Regional Financial Institutions ? Including Possibility of Joint Representative Office” on May 12, 2015 at Congres Convention Center, and May 22, 2015 at Bellesalle Kanda. Please visit http://www.finance-forum.jp/ for details.

News

  • 2013.09

    Kudo Ryohei has been seconded to Rodyk & Davidson LLP and Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) for training from September 9 to December 31.

  • 2012.05

    We welcome a new attorney, Kudo Ryohei.