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下向 智子
下向 智子


  • Partner
  • Bangkok

Tomoko is a partner in our Thai practice and currently practicing from our Bangkok Office. With a deep knowledge of local law and practice, she strives to be responsive to the needs of each Japanese corporate client with a focus on Thailand-related matters.

After serving for the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (Japan) from 1999 to 2005, she joined our firm in 2011, where she acquired extensive experience in the areas of corporate affairs, labour, restructuring and insolvency. Since 2014, she started to practice from our Bangkok Office, and she has provided legal services to Japanese clients by engaging in close communication with local Thai lawyers. She is responsive to the needs of each client and provides satisfactory legal services in a timely and flexible manner with a deep knowledge of Thai law and practice. Being based in Bangkok, her practice focuses on a wide range of areas, including M&A, joint venture, cross-border transactions, labour, compliance, and general corporate affairs in order to broadly support Japanese companies expanding to or withdrawing from the market in Thailand. She also lectures at legal seminars and publishes various papers related to legal practice in Thailand.

Representative Work

N&A Newsletters




Waseda Law School (J.D.)
The University of Michigan Law School (LL.M.)
Kyoto University (LL.B.)

Professional Experience

Bangkok Office 
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare