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Susumu Masuda


Susumu Masuda, Japanese lawyer. Bar: Japan 1982, California 1987. Member of Daini-Tokyo Bar Association, State Bar California, International Chamber of C. (finance service committee since 1994).


Masuda, Susumu was born on June 8, 1955 in Tokyo. Son of Atsushi Maeda and Sumiko Masuda.


Bachelor of Laws, Tokyo University, 1980. Master of Laws, University Washington, 1986.


Legal intern Legal Research and Training Institute Supreme Court, Tokyo, 1980—1982. Associate Mori Hamada Associate & Matsumoto, 1982—1985, partner, since 1988. Associate Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP (formerly Lillick, McHose & Charles), Los Angeles, 1986—1987.

Expert Japanese delegation convention on international interests in mobile equipments International Institute Unification of Private Law, 1999—2001. Member new bar examination committee international private laws. Professor Law School Keio University, Japan, since 2004, Omiya Law School, Japan, since 2005.


  • Recent developments in American law regulating lock-ups (Student papers / University of Washington, School of Law)
  • Author: (book) Recent Developments in American Law Regulating Lock-Ups, 1988, Legal Issues Concerning Electronic Money, 1998, Whether Does the Proposal to Reschedule Loans Constitute the Suspension of Payments Under the Insolvency Laws, 1999, Law Regarding Digital Signature and Digital Certification, 2000, Adoption of Unidroit Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment, 2002, Interpretation of Tax Law Provision-Racing Car Case, 2005, Aircraft Lease and Tax Avoidance-Study of Nagoya District Court's Decision, 2004, 2005, Problems Concerning New Tax Regulation Prohibiting Tax Shelter Using Partnership, 2005, Judicial Decision Over Power of Tax Authorities to Invalidate an Alleged Act of Tax Avoidance, 2006, Difference Between Movie Film Lease and Aircraft Lease, 2006, Reviewing the Supreme Court Decision on Movie Film Lease Matter, 2006, Business Purpose Doctrine and Recent Decision by the Supreme Court, 2006. Co-author: Legal Problems in Conditional Sale, 1985, Handbook of How to Deal with Shareholders, 1989, Electronic Money in Japan, 1997, Practical Analysis on Electronic Money, 1998, International Lawyers' Practice Data-File, 2000, Financial Transactions on Internet, 2004, The Law of International Business Transactions: Cases & Materials, 2006.


Member of Daini-Tokyo Bar Association, State Bar California, International Chamber of C. (finance service committee since 1994).


  • Other Interests

    Reading, classical music, golf.


Married Yoshiko Fujii, September 23, 1983. Children: Ayako, Shingo.

Atsushi Maeda

Sumiko Masuda

Yoshiko Fujii

Ayako Masuda

Shingo Masuda