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富松 由希子
富松 由希子


  • Counsel
  • Tokyo

Ms. Tomimatsu, an expert in resolving issues faced by companies expanding overseas based on international economic rules, advises clients on various matters relating to international economic law and dispute resolution relating to international investment.

Ms. Tomimatsu has extensive experience in the field of international economic law and international arbitration and litigation relating to cross-border business and investment.

She is familiar with EPAs/FTAs (especially in the areas of investment and services, and sustainable development, including labor, environment, and state-owned enterprises), investment agreements/BITs, and international economic law relating to natural resources and energy. She has extensive experience in negotiating international agreements and resolving international economic disputes, and has been involved in the formation of international economic rules and their strategic application in order to ensure fair competition and improve the business environment both in Japan and overseas. She also provides clients with analysis and advice on the formation of rules and their strategic operation and utilization.

With regard to international dispute resolution, she has particular expertise in investor-state dispute settlement procedures (ISDS), international commercial arbitration and mediation, and domestic and international litigation. With regard to foreign investment, utilizing her experience in handling international economic disputes gained at a U.S. law firm, she advises on the prevention of economic disputes in international transactions and business development in foreign countries, as well as on issues to be resolved locally by companies, in particular, those who have suffered or may suffer economic loss due to domestic or foreign discriminatory measures, expropriation and unfair treatment involving the host country of the investment.

She is the author of numerous publications and seminars papers, and frequently presents at conferences on international investment law and international arbitration.


Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M. in International Legal Studies with Certificate in International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution)
Kyusyu University Law School (J.D.)
Kyusyu University (LL.B.)

Professional Experience

Lecturer, Kobe University Graduate School of Law
Researcher, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (UNCITRAL Working Group III (ISDS Reform))
External Advisory Board, International Arbitration Center in Tokyo (IACT)
Deputy Director, Economic Partnership Division, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (concurrently with International Legal Affairs Office)
Visiting Attorney, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, New York Office
Kyusyu University (Researcher) 

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