Fumihiko Hori is of counsel to Morrison & Foerster Law Offices. Mr. Hori’s practice covers a wide range of Japanese regulatory and policy matters, including regulations and policies on information and communications, energy, and import/export control. He also regularly advises on matters in the renewable energy industry, including other energy-related transactions. In the field of IT, Mr. Hori advises clients on outsourcing transactions, consumer transactions and other internet-based commercial transactions. He represents a variety of corporations, both in Japan and overseas, focusing on international commercial transactions.
Before starting his law career, Mr. Hori spent six years working for the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI). At METI, he participated in formulating laws and ordinances related to deregulation particularly with respect to the Japanese government’s IT policy, and policy planning concerning electronic components.
Mr. Hori received his LL.B. from the University of Tokyo in 1999, his LL.M. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law in 2003 and his Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D.) degree from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law in 2004. In 2007, he received a J.D. degree from the University of Tokyo and completed his training at the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan in 2008 (61st trainee).
Mr. Hori is a bengoshi admitted to practice in Japan (a member of the Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association) and a qualified lawyer in New York.Show More