Yutaka Kitamura

DT Legal Japan, Attorney-at-law

Yutaka Kitamura

Shin-Tokyo Building

3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku



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Yutaka Kitamura is a partner in charge of tax appeal and litigation services and supports many companies and individuals in conducting tax appeals and litigation. There are numerous examples where his clients have been successful in tax appeals and litigation. Recent success cases where his clients have won include (i) tax litigation regarding the Japan CFC regime (2023), (ii) tax appeal regarding deemed capital gains (2022), (iii) tax appeal regarding gains on donation received by a corporation (2022), and (iv) tax appeal regarding corporate reorganization (2021).

Professional Experience
2000 Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu (~2009)
2009 Financial Tax Office, Financial Services Agency (Deputy Director) (~2012)
2010 Kyoto University Law School (Lecturer of Tax Case Study) (~2015)
2012 Ernst & Young Tax Co. (~2013)
2013 EY Law Co. (Founding Partner) (~2017)
2017 Deloitte Tohmatsu Tax Co. (~2020)
2020 DT Legal Japan (Partner)

Professional Qualification
Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association (2000)
Certified Public Tax Accountant (2017)
New York State Bar Association (2007)

The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1998) (LL.M., 1999)
The University of Michigan Law School (LL.M., 2006)
New York University School of Law (LL.M. in Taxation, 2007)

Japanese and English

He has published " Hint for resolving a difference of opinion: 5 Perspectives from which the latest cases of judgment unravel" (2022) and "The more we fight for it, the fairer tax will be " (2020), and many other books and articles in Japanese and English, including “Tax Controversy Japan Updates 2021” (2021).

Yutaka Kitamura