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Natsuko Tomatsu   (Associate)

Admitted Japan (2006)
Bar Association Tokyo Bar Association
Education Keio University (LL.B, 1996)   
Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
Background Akane Law Office (2006-2012)
On secondment with Asia Pacific International Law Firm, APAC (Vietnam) (August 2013-July 2016)
Practice Areas Corporate law (especially HR legal matters, corporate transactions, and litigation, negotiation, and advice on consumer transactions), corporate restructuring (bankruptcy, civil rehabilitation, special liquidation), labor law cases, real estate litigation matters, damages claims, debt collection (preservation and enforcement actions), family affairs (divorce, inheritance, etc.)
Languages Japanese, English and Vietnamese


  • "State of Vietnamese Law "National Business Registration Portal in Vietnam,"" Viet Nam Information Guide VINABOO (April, 2016)
  • "Legal Information," Hello Asia 2016 - Vietnam Edition,  COMM HOLDINGS PTE. LTD (2016)

Web Articles

  • “Vietnam Law: Practice and Strategy - Procedures for Setting Up an Incorporated Medical Institution in Vietnam,” Bizbuddy, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ's members-only website (November, 2015)


  • “Important Points on New Guidance Regulations of Investment Law and Enterprise Law” in Ho Chi Minh City, hosted by The Japanese Business Association of Ho Chi Minh City, February 26, 2016
  • "Practical Tips and Case Study on New Immigration Law, Enterprise Law and Investment Law in Vietnam," hosted by The Japanese Business Association of Ho Chi Minh City, March 20, 2015