Kiyoaki SUGAWARA / 菅原 清暁

Bar Admissions

  • Attorney-at-law

Membership (Bar Association)

  • Tokyo Bar Association


  • Rikkyo University, Faculty of Literature

Professional Experience

  • Matsuda & Partners (2006-Present, Tokyo)
  • Secondment to PricewaterhouseCoopers (2013-2014, Tokyo)

Appointed Positions

  • Statutory Auditor at Broadcasting Company (Part-time) (2013-2014)


  • Examiner for License Exam at Association of Credit Management (2013-Present)
  • Qualification as Organization Supporting Management Innovation granted by the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2013)
  • Risk Management Consultant granted by Association of Credit Management (2013-Present)

Practice Areas

  • Corporate Reorganization, Insolvency, Commercial Law, M&A, Debt Collection, Litigation, Real Estate, Asset Securitization, IP, IT, Labor & Employment, Civil Law, Family Law, Criminal Law, Civil Violence Interference, Education and Nursery Business Related Law


  • “Special Topic: Analysis concerning Corporate Governance Situation, etc.”, Chuo Keizaisha, Kigyo Kaikei, October 2014
  • “Credit Exposure Management”, Shoji Houmu
  • “Prevent Risks – Manual for Contract Review”, Shin Nihon Houki Shuppan, 2014
  • “Easy to Read Manual for Money Lending Business Related Laws”, Shin Nihon Houki Shuppan
  • “Practice Manual for Preparation and Execution of Wills”, Shin Nihon Houki Shuppan
  • “Most Assuring Methods to Prepare and Preserve Wills and Implement Inheritance”, Nihon Jitsugyo Shuppansha

Lectures and Seminars

  • Special Lecturer in Comprehensive Risk Management Course at Graduate School of Chiba University of Commerce (2011, 2012)
  • Special Lecturer in “Credit Exposure Management” at Department of Law, Economics and Public Policy, Faculty of Literature and Social Sciences, Yamagata University (2013-2015)
  • Special Lecturer in Exercise Session on Credit Exposure Management of Training Course for Small and Medium Enterprise Management Consultant Comprehensive Risk Management at Graduate School of Chiba University of Commerce (2011, 2012)
  • Special Lecturer for “Credit Exposure Management” at Department of Commerce, Chiba University of Commerce (2015)
  • “Labor Issues for Nursery Staff”, Guest Lecturer at Periodic Gathering in January 2015, Funai Soken
  • “Point of View on Corporate Governance in Retail Sector”, Japan Retailers Association (2015)


Mr. Sugawara covers various areas of law at Matsuda & Partners including corporate law, civil law, family law and criminal law.  Among others, he puts strength on corporate rehabilitation and reorganization, M&A, business succession, management disputes and commercial transaction related litigations.

Mr. Sugawara is also familiar with labor matters and engaged in labor dispute matters involving unfair dismissal, unpaid salaries and overtime work wages and sexual / power harassment, as well as in advising preventive legal measures related to human affairs including labor management and work rules.




Asahi Seimei Otemachi Building 7F
6-1, Otemachi 2-chome, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-0004 Japan
TEL : +81-3-3272-0105 (English)
TEL : +81-3-3272-0101 (Japanese)
FAX : +81-3-3272-0102

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