Mariko Kimoto

Mariko Kimoto

Special Counsel

Mariko Kimoto is primarily handling labor and employment matters as well as general corporate matters. She provides domestic and overseas clients with a wide range of legal services including representation in litigations and other dispute resolution procedures, harassment investigations, advices on compliance and other employment-related issues or matters. Besides, she regularly handles corporate transactions in Vietnam and other ASEAN countries with her experience working at a Vietnamese law firm and other public and academic organizations in Vietnam.

Kimoto Mariko

Practice Areas

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Practice Groups

  • Corporate Transaction Group
  • Dispute Resolution Group
  • Labor Law Group
  • Asia and Emerging Countries Practice Group


Apr 1999 International Christian University (Bachelor of Arts)
Apr 2004 - Oct 2005 The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
May 2011 graduate study, Columbia Law School (LL.M)
Nov 2011 - Oct 2012 Associated with LEADCO Legal Counsel, Hanoi
Nov 2012 - Mar 2014 Long Term Expert, JICA Vietnam Technical Assistance for the Legal and Judicial System Reform
Mar 2013 - Jun 2018 Secretary of Committee on International Relations, the Japan Federation of Bar Associations
Aug 2017 - Aug 2020 Designated Assistant Professor at Graduate School of Law Nagoya University, Research and Education Center for Japanese Law, Hanoi Law University
Oct 2020 - Mar 2021 Adjunct Lecturer, Nagoya University Graduate School of Law
Oct 2021 - Mar 2022 Adjunct Lecturer, Nagoya University Graduate School of Law



Professional Admissions

  • Japan (2005)

Professional and Academic Associations

  • Aichi Bar Association


  • Japanese (first language)
  • English