Name: Mitsuru Claire Chino
Firm Name: ITOCHU Corporation
Country: Japan
Expertise: Transaction Law

Telephone: 03-3497-2121
Email: [email protected]

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Professional Biography:

Mitsuru Claire Chino is General Counsel of ITOCHU Corporation, a Fortune Global 300 company, headquartered in Japan. In 2013, she became the first female executive officer of any major trading company in Japan. Prior to joining Itochu, she was a partner of an international law firm. Claire has received several recognition’s, including from the World Economic Forum (Young Global Leader), Yale University (Yale World Fellow) and Asia Society (Asia 21). She has also been recognised in the in-house community as a “Top 25 In-House Counsel in Asia” (Asia Legal Business), “Asia Pacific’s Innovative Lawyer” (Financial Times) and “FT Global General Counsel 30” (Financial Times). She is a graduate of Smith College (B.A. cum laude) and Cornell Law School (J.D.), where she serves on the advisory board.

Firm Overview:

Itochu Corporation is a Japanese corporation based in Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka and Aoyama, Minato, Tokyo. Itochu is the second-largest Japanese sogo shosha after Mitsubishi Corporation.