Ryo Kotoura

Ryo Kotoura

In charge of marketing in Kansai area and West-Japan area

Ryo Kotoura is a partner of Anderson Mori & Tomotsune working primarily in the field of Japan-India related matters. With his experience working at an Indian law firm, he regularly advises on domestic clients advancing to South Asian Countries (India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. In particular, India) (establishment and operation of local subsidiaries, branch and liaison offices), joint ventures and acquisition of local companies (including those acquired through tender offer), research of regulations and support for filings, support for conclusion of distributorship agreements and agency agreements, employment management, management of intellectual property rights, litigation, as well as on other legal issues that Japanese companies often face in South Asian Countries (in particular, India).

He has abundant experience of advising Japanese companies disputing with the companies in South Asian countries (in particular, India) by international arbitration in a third country, those litigation in those countries etc.

He also advises domestic clients in Japan on M&A, corporate restructuring and internal compliance matters. He has abundant experience of internal investigation and outside investigation through a third-party committe

Kotoura Ryo

Practice Areas

Practice Groups

  • Corporate Transaction Group
  • Dispute Resolution Group
  • Asia and Emerging Countries Practice Group
  • Corporate Crisis Management Practice Group


Mar 2002 Kyoto University (LL.B.)
2002 - 2003 The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
Sep 2007 - May 2008 Associated with Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co, Mumbai, India
May 2009 Graduate study, Columbia Law School (LL.M)


How to manage labour unions in India JCA Journal, March 2018
Mar 2018
Outline of M&A regulations in India M&A Review Vol.25, No,3
May 2011
Feb 2011
Latest M&A Precedents and Practices Hanrei Times Co., Ltd.
Jul 2009
Commercial Dispute Resolution in India (1)-(8) JCA Journal, Nos. 55-7 through 55-10, 55-12 (2008), 56-1, 56-3, 56-6 (2009)
Jul 2008
Overview of Foreign Investment Regulations in India Kokusai Shoji Homu, Vol. 36, No. 2 (February 2008) and No. 3 (March 2008)
Feb 2008
Compass for M&A Law Seirin Shoin Co., Ltd.
Dec 2007


Being successful in India – how to manage business reputation risks and understanding “promotor” from perspective of Japanese companies Japan Institute for Overseas Investment (JOI) , Kroll International Inc., Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Jan 21, 2020.
Investment in or Acquisition of a Listed Company in India Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, J. Sagar Associates
Jul 23, 2019
Jun 5, 7, 2019
How to manage labor disputes and labor unions in India Anderson Mori & Tomotsune / Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.
Sep 26, 2018
New Companies Act 2013 of India Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Jun 13, 19, 20, 2014
The key points for expanding business to India The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
May 2012
Labor & Employment issues in India Japan Productivity Center
Apr 2012
M&A in India Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.
Jan 2012
Dec 2011
Bribery Risks Overseas Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Nov 2011
Mar 2011
Legal issues for doing business in India -2010- the Institute for Financial Affairs Co., Ltd
Nov 2010
Legal issues for doing business in India ~2010~ Financial Management Forums, Inc.
Feb 2010
Summary of Indian Companies Act Financial Treasury Institute (Kinyu Zaimu Kenkyukai)
Oct 2008
M&A in India (Part I - Part VII) Japan Institute for Overseas Investment
Jun 2008 - Feb 2014


Professional Admissions

  • Japan (2003)
  • New York (2010)

Professional and Academic Associations

  • Daini Tokyo Bar Association


  • Japanese (first language)
  • English