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Tetsuro Sato

Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)


Tetsuro Sato is a counsel in the Firm’s Corporate and Euro-Japan groups in Tokyo. He has extensive experience in various kinds of corporate and cross-border and domestic business transactions. Mr. Sato is a member of the Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association.

Practice Focus

Mr. Sato focuses his practice on cases involving M&A, business restructuring and international transaction company law. He also handles intellectual property, labor, competition and tax matters. He advises on business contracts of distributorship, license, sales of goods, cross-border dispute resolution. Mr. Sato also provides assistance to start-up foreign inbound investment including organization and labor.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Assisted clients in negotiation, documentation and due diligence coordination in cross-border and domestic M&As relating to pharmaceuticals, drug store chain, chemical, IT, automobile parts and machineries.
  • Assisted clients in planning and drafting of a package of business legal documents for cross-border supply and distribution for food, food material and apparel.
  • Provided advice and documentation regarding cartel for an international air cargo company and an automobile parts company and unfair trade practice involving a golf goods company.
  • Assisted in the negotiation and drafting for broadcasting rights and sponsorship rights in major international sport events.
  • Negotiated in dispute resolution for a domestic food company in an overseas dispute due to grain failure and for an international kitchen appliance company in a domestic product liability dispute with a supplier and customers.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association


  • Japan (1994)


  • University of Illinois College of Law (LL.M.) (1999)
  • The University of Tokyo (LL.B.) (1991)


  • English
  • Japanese