Yoshimasa Furuta is a litigation partner with extensive trial expertise. He specialises in international and domestic litigation, commercial arbitration and other dispute resolution procedures. Concurrently, he serves as a professor of law at the University of Tokyo, and as a board member of the Japan Association of Arbitrators. In the past, he served as a professor of law at Seikei University (2003 to 2011) and a secretary at the Legislative Council of the Ministry of Justice (2008 to 2010). He worked for the Japanese Ministry of Home Affairs (now known as the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications) as a government official (1988 to 1989) and for the New York law firm of Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan (now known as Winston & Strawn) as a foreign attorney (1995 to 1996).
Mr Furuta is a graduate of the University of Tokyo (LLB 1988) and Harvard Law School. He is admitted in Japan (1991) and New York (1996).