Michito Kitamura

PwC Japan Group - Japan


+81 03 5251 2600

WT - Highly Regarded




Practice areas:

Indirect tax
Tax controversy

Michito Kitamura is a partner of PwC Legal Japan. He joined PwC in 2016. Before that, he started his career as a C.P.A at Arthur Andersen and then he was working for the largest law firm in Japan for 15 years. He graduated from International Tax Program of New York University.

  • Michito Kitamura has successfully defended his clients in the tax audits (e.g. defended M&A tax matters with potential huge impact for a famous Japanese pharmaceutical company in 2018).
  • He represented tax disputes and litigations including the case regarding entity cclassification of foreign entities, tax treatment of debt-equity-swap, deferral treatment on hedge transaction and application of CFC (anti-tax haven) rule.

  • Audit Defence
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation
  • Controversy Management
  • Tax Consulting

  • Investment Management
  • Pharma and Life Sciences
  • Tech and Telecoms

  • Tokyo Bar Association
  • Member of JICPA

  • LL.M. in International Taxation, New York University School of Law, 2007
  • LL.M. with Distinction and Dean's List, Georgetown University Law Center, 2006
  • B.C., Keio University, 1994