Satoru Murase

Corporate & Securities, Japan, Banking & Finance


Satoru Murase is a partner in Mayer Brown’s New York office and a member of the Corporate & Securities practice. He advises global corporations regarding cross-border investments and disputes in the United States, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He is well- known for his representation of major corporations based in Japan and other Asian countries in their overseas operations and disputes, as well as major US and European corporations operating in Asia. He advises on mergers and acquisitions, finance, litigation, corporate governance, compliance, crisis management, employment, bankruptcy, insolvency, restructuring and government relations.


  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year 2022 – International Trade and Finance Law 
  • Paul R. Dean Alumni Award, Georgetown Law Center (2018)
  • Best Lawyers, Corporate Law (2012–2022)
  • Best Lawyers, International Trade and Finance Law — Asia (2009–2022)
  • Best Lawyers, Bankruptcy and Creditor — Debtor Rights Law and Corporate Restructuring (2008–2022)
  • Super Lawyers, New York Metro (2013–2019)
  • The Best Lawyers in Japan: Corporate M&A Law (2012–2022)
  • "BTI Client Service All-Star"


  • Georgetown University Law Center, JD
  • Harvard College, BA

Inscription au Barreau

  • District of Columbia
  • New Jersey
  • New York


  • US District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • US District Court for the Southern District of New York


  • Japonais

Engagement professionnel et communautaire

  • Member, Trilateral Commission
  • Member, National Committee on United States - China Relations
  • Director and Executive Committee, Japan Society
  • Trustee, US-Japan Foundation