Takefumi Sato

Takefumi Sato


Takefumi Sato is a partner specializing primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, arbitration, mediation and other dispute resolution proceedings. His experience covers a broad range of disputes, such as, securities litigations, M&A and Joint Venture related disputes, franchise business lawsuits, disputes over control of a company, and defective products lawsuits. He also has a broad experience in the areas of labor and employment, including, advising revision of company rules, strategic advice in a pre-dispute phase, negotiation with protesting employees, handling lawsuits, preliminary injunction and labor tribunal, and advising on collective bargaining with labor unions.

Sato Takefumi

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Practice Groups

  • Dispute Resolution Group
  • Labor Law Group


Mar 1994 Musashi High School
Mar 1999 The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)
Oct 2000 The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
Apr 2011 - Mar 2014 Worked as an Adjunct Lecturer at The University of Tokyo
Sep 2016 - Working as an Adjunct Lecturer at The University of Tokyo Graduate Schools for Law and Politics



Feb 17, 2021
Prevention of Troubles with Foreign Employees Junior Executive Council of Japan
Feb 12, 2020
Labor Case Seminar - "SNS" and Labor Law Junior Executive Council of Japan
Feb 13, 2019
Feb 14, 2018
Labor Case Seminar - Minorities and Labor Law Junior Executive Council of Japan
Jul 13, 2016
Oct 15, 2014
Jul 31 - Aug 1, 2009
Points of Latest Significant Labor Law Related Cases The Association of Japanese Corporate Legal Departments
Apr 30, 2008


Professional Admissions

  • Japan (2000)

Professional and Academic Associations

  • Daini Tokyo Bar Association


  • Japanese (first language)
  • English