MasatomoSuzuki (Tomo)

Of Counsel

(T) + 81.3.6800.1817

Throughout his 40 years in practice, Tomo Suzuki has provided counsel on corporate and regulatory matters, including M&A, joint ventures, and licensing and distribution contracts, representing foreign corporations doing business in Japan and Japanese domestic corporations dealing with foreign entities. He also has considerable experience in international litigation and arbitration.

In real estate transactions, Tomo has a broad range of experience, representing major Japanese real estate companies as well as foreign companies and funds involved in real estate transactions in Japan. His experience covers a wide range of real estate properties from office, commercial, and residential buildings to shopping centers, hotels, and factories. He also advises clients on various aspects of the real estate business, from complicated developments and joint ventures to lease and other corporate real estate matters.

Tomo was the Partner-in-Charge of the Tokyo Office from 2013 to 2014. He lectured at Keio Law School on international transactions, lawyers' ethics, and advanced civil law from 2005 to March 2014. In addition, he was a lecturer at Keio University, Law Faculty from 1991 to 1998, teaching civil code (general theory and real estate).


  • LaSalle Asia acquires Torius Shopping Mall and master lesseeJones Day assisted LaSalle Asia Opportunity III Pte. Ltd. (part of LaSalle Investment Management, Inc.) with the acquisition of Torius Shopping Mall in Fukuoka, in addition to the acquisition of Torius Management Y.K., the master lessee of the property and sub-lessor to a number of tenants of the mall.
  • Lender acquires 13-hotel portfolioJones Day assisted a mezzanine lender with the acquisition of 13 hotel properties in Japan.
  • Galileo Funds and Arcadis Capital acquire twenty-one property portfolioJones Day represented Galileo Funds Management and Arcadis Capital in the Yen 60 billion acquisition of a portfolio of twenty-one properties by Galileo Japan Trust ("GJT").
  • R.R. Donnelley corporate real estate services representationJones Day has represented R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, a leading printer and provider of related services to customers worldwide, since 1993 with respect to its owned and leased corporate real estate portfolio throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
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