Shiro Muto


Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh City | Hanoi

日本語 中文(简体) 中文(繁體)


Japanese   English   Vietnamese   
Practice areas:
Corporate & Commercial TransactionsLabor DisputesInternational LitigationCross-border Transactions (General)Vietnam/Mekong Area
Admitted in Japan (1994)
Admitted in New York (2005)
Registered Foreign Attorney in Vietnam (2012)

Mr.Muto graduated from Waseda University, faculty of law in 1991 and Columbia Law School in 2004. After registering as an attorney with the Japan Federation of Bar Associations, he worked for domestic law firms as well as a European Securities company in Japan. He worked with Vietnam’s Ministry of Justice as a long term legal expert from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (1996-2000). He has a good command of Vietnamese. He has a wide range of experience in supporting numerous Japanese companies to invest, purchase companies, expand and exit their operations in Vietnam as well as to resolve labor disputes and commercial arbitration cases, and research real estate and financing systems in Vietnam. He registered as a foreign attorney in Vietnam in 2012. He has served the Japan Vietnam Business Association (JBAV) from 2015 as the head of the legal subcommittee and advised and submitted opinions to decision makers and drafters from the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the Economic Committee of the National Assembly of Vietnam when they drafted the Law on Enterprise and the Law on Investment and the implementation decrees for these laws in 2014 and 2015 to facilitate Japanese investment in Vietnam.

Recent activities


Vietnam: Capacity Building Program for Promoting Private Sector Participation in Water and Solid Waste Sector



Columbia Law School (LL.M.)
Waseda University (LL.B.)

Professional experience

2018 -
Member of State-Owned Enterprises Reformation and Stock Market Reformation Working Team for Japan-Vietnam Joint Initiative Seventh Phase
2013 -
Hanoi Office
2012 - 2013
Asia Pacific International Law Firm (APAC)
2010 - 2013
Atsumi & Sakai
2006 - 2010
Deutsche Securities Inc.
2005 - 2006
Sakura Kyodo Law Offices
2000 - 2005
Fujii Muto Law Offices
1996 - 2000
Ministry of Justice, Vietnam (Long-term expert of the Japan International Cooperation Agency)
1994 - 1996
Uchikawa Saiga Law Offices

Major Cases

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