Izumi Matsumoto is a member of the Corporate/M&A practice groups in the Firm’s Tokyo office. Prior to joining the Firm, he worked at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry from 2007 to 2020. There, he was mainly engaged in the Japan-EU EPA negotiation, the Japan-US-EU trilateral subsidies agreement negotiation, several WTO dispute settlement cases, and the Brexit issue.
Izumi focuses his practice on commercial and trade laws and regulations, WTO dispute settlement, investment screening law, and export control law. He has extensive experience in issues involving trade remedy matters such as anti-dumping and countervailing duties, and import restrictions. He also advises on customs matters, classification and valuation issues, export control and sanctions, tariff treatment, FTA/EPA applications, and public procurement.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Tokyo Bar Association - Member
- New York State Bar Association - Member
- Japan (2021)
- New York~United States (2018)
- Harvard Law School (LLM) (2015)
- Harvard Kennedy School (MPA) (2014)
- The University of Tokyo (JD) (2007)
- Keio University (2004)
Author, "The role of international standards in promoting environmental goods and services - a new approach to reconciling trade and climate change," 19 INT’L TRADE & BUS. L. REV. 180, March 2016
Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise) is a member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein.