Chieko Tsuchiya

Chieko Tsuchiya

Special Counsel

Chieko Tsuchiya provides advice to both Japanese and international companies on cross-border insolvency matters, dispute resolutions, commercial transactions and employment law issues. She has also engaged in nuclear law related matters using her professional experience at the International Atomic Energy Agency. She has extensively worked on variety of international complex insolvency and civil cases that require coordination of multi-stakeholders’ interests and court proceedings in multiple jurisdictions. Chieko is an adjunct judge/mediator at the Tokyo Family Court and has acted as a mediator in Tokyo Bar Association.

Tsuchiya Chieko

Practice Areas

Practice Groups

  • Financial Restructuring & Insolvency Group
  • Dispute Resolution Group
  • Energy Practice Group
  • Labor Law Group


1993 Keio University, Bachelor of Laws
1993 - 1997 Citibank, N.A.
2000 - 2001 The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
2005 New York University School of Law, Master of Laws
2005 - 2006 Harvard Law School, Visiting Researcher
2012 - 2015 The International Atomic Energy Agency
Sep 2019 Kobe University Graduate School of Law (PhD in International Dispute Resolution)
2021 - 2023 Tilleke & Gibbins (Thailand)


Jun 2018
Oct 2016


Professional Admissions

  • Japan (2001)
  • New York (2006)
  • Mediator, Tokyo Bar Association ADR Center (2010-)
  • Mediator (Adjunct judge), The Tokyo Family Court (2016-2020)
  • CEDR Accredited Mediator (2017)
  • Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) (2018)
  • Member of Council for Promotion of Japanese Law Translation, Ministry of Justice (2024-)

Professional and Academic Associations

  • Tokyo Bar Association


  • Japanese (first language)
  • English