Name: Junko Suetomi
Firm Name: Baker McKenzie
Country: Japan
Expertise: International Trade Law

Telephone: + 81 3 6271 9900
Fax: + 81 3 5549 7736
Email: Junko.Suetomi@bakermckenzie.com

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Professional Biography:

Junko Suetomi is our exclusively recommended International Trade Law expert in Tokyo on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Junko directly using the contact details listed above.

Junko Suetomi is a partner in Baker McKenzie Tokyo. Prior to joining the Firm, she worked in the WTO Dispute Settlement Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Economic Bureau. She has also worked for a global law firm in Washington, DC and New York, and served as a court-appointed defense attorney in many criminal cases.

Junko is recognized as a leading lawyer by Marquis Who’s Who, Asia Business Law Journal, Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific, Nikkei News Paper, Best Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal and other legal directories. She was the Chair from 2019 to 2021 and now is Vice Chair of the Human Rights Committee of the Tokyo Bar Association and a part-time lecturer at Waseda University.

She was a legal advisor to the Ministry of Finance Japan’s Office of Trade Remedy Affairs, Tariff Policy and Legal Division, Customs and Tariff Bureau from 2016 to 2019. She has served as a Bar Examiner of the Ministry of Justice since November 2020. She has served as an expert member of the Ministry’s Council on Customs, Tariff, Foreign Exchange and Other Transactions since 13 March 2019. She has served as an expert member of the Financial Services Agency’s Financial System Council, Fund Settlement System Working Group since October 11, 2021. She also holds a Certificate in Business Analytics from the Harvard Business Analytics Program (March 2021).

Practice Focus

Junko focuses her practice on commercial and trade laws and regulations, WTO dispute settlement, civil and criminal litigation, antitrust law, bankruptcy law and general corporate law. She has extensive experience advising clients on issues involving trade remedy matters such as anti-dumping and countervailing duties, and import restrictions. She also advises on customs matters, classification and valuation issues, export control and sanctions, tariff treatment, FTA/EPA applications, public procurement, and handles antitrust compliance programs for clients.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tokyo Bar Association – Member
  • New York State Bar Association – Member
  • Japan Association of International Economic Law – Member

Admissions

  • New York~United States (2006)
  • Japan (2000)

Education

  • Cornell Law School (LLM)
  • New York University School of Law (LLM)
  • Legal Research & Training Institute of Supreme Court of Japan
  • The University of Tokyo (LLB)
  • Kyushu University, Japan (LLB)

Languages

  • English
  • Japanese

Firm Overview:

Baker McKenzie brings insight and foresight to clients across more than 70 global offices. Our team of 13,000 people, including over 6,500 lawyers, works alongside our clients to drive growth that is both sustainable – and inclusive.

The global business community is more interconnected than ever before. Opportunities and risks spill across different markets, sectors and areas of law, so a connected perspective is essential in delivering business objectives while mitigating risk. Our integrated client solutions provide seamless advice, underpinned by deep practice and sector expertise, as well as first-rate local market knowledge.

Integrated legal solutions to complex business challenges. The global business community is more interconnected than ever before. Opportunities and risks spill across different markets, sectors and areas of law. A connected perspective is essential in delivering business objectives while mitigating risk. Our integrated client solutions provide seamless advice underpinned by deep practice, sector expertise, and first-rate local market knowledge. Armed with Baker McKenzie’s insight and foresight, business leaders can feel confident driving sustainable – and inclusive growth.

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• Antitrust & Competition
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• Dispute Resolution
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• Family Business Governance
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• Private Equity & Investment Funds
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• Sustainability
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