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北村 導人

Michito Kitamura
Partner, PwC Legal Japan


Attorney at Law (Japan, Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association) (2000)
Certified Public Accountant (Japan) (1996)
Languages: Japanese, English
Areas of practice: General corporate and M&A, Tax advice, Tax investigation advice and tax litigation, Wealth management, ESG- and sustainability-related legal services
E-mail: michito.kitamura@pwc.com

Michito Kitamura has been a partner at PwC Legal Japan since April 2016. Prior to joining PwC Legal Japan, he worked for one of the largest law firms in Japan for 15 years (of which 5 years were as a partner). He works primarily in the fields of corporate law, tax law, wealth management and ESG. He has extensive experience in legal and tax consulting services relating to a variety of transactions such as M&A, financial structures, and business restructuring. In addition, he has extensive experience in representing and supporting clients in tax litigation at all court levels in Japan and foreign countries. Recently, he has also dealt with legal consulting services related to ESG/sustainability and new technologies.

Michito Kitamura has been active in the Japan Institute of Certified Public Accountants and has served as an expert on the committee on international taxation. He has also been a lecturer on tax policy at Hitotsubashi University’s School of International and Public Policy from 2011 to the present.

Education

1994

Keio University (Bachelor of Business and Commerce)

2006

Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M. with Distinction, Dean’s List)

2007

New York University School of Law (LL.M. in International Taxation)

Professional experience

1992 - 1997

Asahi & Co. (audit corporation) (Currently, KPMG Azsa LLC) 

2000 - 2005

Asahi Koma Law Offices (currently, Nishimura & Asahi)

2007 - 2008

NautaDutilh N.V., the Netherlands

2008 - 2016

Nishimura & Asahi

2011–

Lecturer (International Tax Policy), Hitotsubashi University School of International and Public Policy

2016–

PwC Legal Japan

Publications

Latest

February 2016

The Inward Investment and International Taxation Review - Sixth Edition - (Japan Chapter), The Inward Investment and International Taxation Review - Sixth Edition – (Co-author)

October 2015

Annual report of recent developments in Japanese tax laws Recent developments in tax by jurisdiction – IBA Taxes Committee, 2015 (Co-author)

September 2015

Practical Law Tax on Transactions Global Guide 2015/16 (Japan Chapter, Tax on corporate transactions), Practical Law Tax on Transactions Global Guide 2015/16 (Co-author)

April 2015

Treatise on Japanese Taxation, Second Edition (in J), Yuhikaku (Co-author)

2011–2015

March 2015

The Tax Disputes & Litigation Review - Third Edition - (Japan Chapter), The Tax Disputes & Litigation Review - Third Edition -  (Co-author)

September 2014

The Tax on Transactions multi-jurisdictional guide 2014/15 (Japan Chapter, Tax on corporate transactions), The Tax on Transactions multi-jurisdictional guide 2014/15 (Co-author)

October 2013

Frontiers of CFC Rules, Yuhikaku (Co-author)

July 2013

Practical points to remember regarding transfer pricing stemming from tax dispute cases, Junkan Keiri Jouhou No.1353 (July 20, 2013)

April 2012

Summary of the Indian Supreme Court Judgment in the Vodafone Case, and an Assessment of the Vodafone Case's Influence on Investment Practice in India Part 2, Junkan Keiri Jouhou No.1313 (May 1, 2012)(Co-author)

April 2012

Summary of the Indian Supreme Court Judgment in the Vodafone Case, and an Assessment of the Vodafone Case's Influence on Investment Practice in India Part 1, Junkan Keiri Jouhou No.1312 (April 20, 2012)(Co-author)

April 2012

The Indian Supreme Court Judgment in the Vodafone Case and Its Influence on Investment Practice in India, Monthly Journal International Taxation Vol.32, No.4 (April, 2012)(Co-author)

January 2012

Anti-tax Haven Rules / Guernsey Case / CFC Rule, Tax Litigation No.5 - Trend of Supreme Court Judgments regarding Tax Litigation -

December 2011

The Labour and Employee Benefits multi-jurisdictional guide (Japan Chapter),  The Labour and Employee Benefits multi-jurisdictional guide (Co-author)

November 2011

Does a Server Constitute a Permanent Establishment in Japan?, Tax Notes International November 14, 2011 (Co-author)

2004–2010

July 2010

Frontlines of International Tax Litigation (in J), Yuhikaku (Co-author)

July 2009

Taxations on Legal Disputes (Corporate, bankruptcy, and international taxation) (3rd edition), Minjihokenkyukai Co., Ltd. (Co-author)(Co-author)

September 2004

Reform of Corporation Law and Its Impact on M&A Practice, September edition of M&A Review (Vol.18, No.5)(Co-author)

Seminars

April 2015

Tax Transparency of Entities and Evolving Case Law and Planning Trends

January 2012

Strategy for Transfer Pricing Disputes

November 2010

Legal matters that you all should bear in mind in handling M&A deals

Achievements

2022
2021

2021-2018,
2014,2013 

  • Tax Controversy Leaders

2013

  • The NIKKEI "Most successful lawyers in 2013"

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