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Professor of Keio University Law School


Susumu MASUDA has been a professor at Keio University Law School since 2007, and his teaching area includes private international law, international transaction law and cyber law. He has also served as an examiner for the National Bar Examination from 2004 to 2007, and a visiting professor at the University of Melbourne, Law School from 2015 to 2016.
As a partner of Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, his legal practice has focused on international dispute resolution and international finance with focus on aircraft and ship finance. He also served as one of draftsmen of, and Japanese government advisor to, the Cape Town Convention.
He is a graduate of University of Tokyo (LL.B. 1980) and University of Washington School of Law (LL.M. 1986). He has been admitted to the bar in Japan(1982) and the California State Bar(1987).

◆Fields of Expertise   

• International Disputes Resolution and Private International law

• International Finance with focus on Aircraft Finance/Ship Finance

• Tax and Tax Disputes

• Cyber-law and Information Technology

◆Selected Publications       

His recent publications are as follows:

・Conflict-of-Law Rules for "Rights in Rem" and "Security Interests" (Jurist Special Issue, August 2015 )(in Japanese)
・Current Status on Enforcement of Foreign Judgment in Pacific Rim Countries (Japan・Korea・China・America・Australia)(Preface and Chapter 5 Japan・Summary of the Course) (NBL Additional Volume, January 6, 2014 )
・Overview of the Recent Enactment "International Jurisdiction" in Japan(Business Law Journal, May 2012)(in Japanese)
・Current Status of Proposed Laws Regarding International Jurisdiction in Japan(Houritsu Shinbun, March 4, 2011)(in Japanese)
・General Rules Concerning International Jurisdiction (New Legislation on International Jurisdiction of the Japanese Courts‐Practitioner's Perspective‐)( NBL Additional Volume, January 17, 2012)(in Japanese and English)


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