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Tetsuo Kurita


Tetsuo Kurita started his career at one of the biggest law firms in Japan, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto. After spending seven years at Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, he joined Rajah & Tann in Singapore as a partner. He then moved to Baker & Mckenzie in 2013 and established the “Asia Focus Team”.

Mr. Kurita assists clients from Japan, USA and other jurisdictions, investing most of his time in the Southeast Asian Region on various dispute resolution and M&A matters.

Mr. Kurita’s practice focuses on advising companies with various legal issues related to cross-border activities concerning business expansions in Southeast Asia, including but not limited to arbitration and M&A.

Mr. Kurita has extensive experience in the field of arbitration in Singapore and other jurisdictions and his background as a case managing officer at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) has proven invaluable when handling a number of cross-border litigation and international arbitration matters.



日本の大手法律事務所(森・濱田法律事務所)に約7年間勤務後、シンガポールの大手法律事務所(Rajah & Tan法律事務所)にパートナー弁護士として勤務。その後、ベーカー&マッケンジー法律事務所アジアフォーカスチームのヘッドを約3年間務めた。


Areas of Practice


LL.B, University of Tokyo, Japan
LL.M, University of Virginia, USA


Japan Federal Bar Associations
Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association
New York Bar Association
Ministry of Law – Certificate for Foreign Lawyer to Practise both Singapore Law and Foreign Law in Singapore

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