Tomoyo Matsui Yamamoto

Visiting Professor of Law


Tomoyo Matsui Yamamoto is visiting from Sophia University in Japan where she has been an associate professor of law since 2010.  She was an associate professor of law at the Tohoku University School of Law from 2003 to 2010, and from 2006 to 2008 she was a visiting scholar in the East Asian Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School.

Matsui Yamamoto holds an LL.B (1999) from the University of Tokyo where she was a research associate from1999 to 2001 and 2002 to 2003.  She worked at the Ministry of Justice, Legislation Bureau from 2001 to 2002.

Matsui Yamamoto has published on topics including; stakeholder interest in corporate governance, banking regulation and social welfare, and sanctions and incentives mechanism for corporate regulation. She is particularly interested in how changes in laws and practice are introduced into Japanese corporate governance or transaction scenarios.  Her recent works focus on such matters as the changes that the plurilateral Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement caused to CSR activity, worldwide changes relating to women on corporate boards, Commercial Code reform and intermediary businesses in commercial transactions, and changes in business succession schemes for small closed firms.