Professor of Law, Waseda University Law School, Director of the Waseda Law School, Legal Clinic L.P.C., Tokyo
Area of Expertise: 
Competition Law
EU Law
Japanese Business Law
Japanese Business

Professor Takao Suami is Professor of Law at Waseda Law School in Tokyo where he teaches European Union Law, European Competition Law, Current Developments of Japanese Law, Professional Responsibility and is in charge of the Civil Justice Clinic. He is also Director of the Waseda Law School, Legal Clinic L.P.C. and in 2007 he was a Visiting Professor at Duke Law School in Durham, NC.

Professor Suami holds LL.M.-degrees from Cornell Law School, Ithaca, NY and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. He was Attorney-at-Law in Tokyo and Senior Associate with the law firm De Bandt, van Hecke & Lagae in Brussels where he focused on corporate law and European Community law. Subsequently he worked as an Associate Professor at Yokohama National University, Graduate School of International & Business Law in Kanagawa, Japan. Professor Takao Suami is a member of the Daini-Tokio Bar Association and the International Law Association.

His recent English publications include articles on European Union law, WTO law and an essay on Japan’s educational reform