Partner Teppei Mogi

Managing Partner
Osaka Bar Association, Japan Federation of Bar Associations (1989), Japan Association of Arbitrators
International Bar Association (ICP), Inter-Pacific Bar Association

Location : Osaka Office

Professional Summary

Teppei Mogi is the firm’s partner in charge of international business law and international dispute resolution. He has been providing legal advice on various distribution agreements, licensing agreements, joint venture agreements, M&A agreements, infrastructure project agreements and other agreements relating to international transactions for the nearly 30 years. He has represented both Japanese and foreign clients, among others, in the areas of construction, plant engineering, energy, pharmaceuticals and machinery.

His work has recently been focused on the resolution of international business disputes, including arbitration and mediation. He has represented clients in a number of international arbitration cases (including JCAA, ICC, AAA, SIAC and LCIA cases). He is also active as arbitrators. He is listed in JCAA and SHIAC.

Before he was qualified as a Japanese attorney, he worked with a large trading house and was involved in large infrastructure projects from business side. With that background, he has contributed to the resolution of many disputes in the field of international construction with a sense of business. He contributed in the Japanese chapter of “Getting the Deal Through – Construction” for the years 2009 and 2010.

As Osaka is the birth place of Japanese pharmaceutical industry and still many large pharmaceutical companies have their head-quarters in Osaka, Teppei Mogi has been advising various pharmaceutical clients on licensing, joint development and disputes. His experience and knowledge has been further deepened as a result of his service as an outside board member of a leading Japanese pharmaceutical company.

Teppei Mogi’s practice areas include competition law. He has been assisting clients in major international cartel investigation cases and related civil actions in various jurisdictions. As he studied and practiced in Belgium and in the Netherlands for two years, he has pretty good knowledge and experience in the laws of the European competition laws.

Teppei Mogi is also active in pro-bono activities in partular in the field of human rights of foreigners. 2012 - 2014, he served as the director of the Foreigners’ Human Rights Division of the Human Rights Protection Committee of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations.

Education & Professional Experience

February 2023 -
Managing Partner, Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners

Outside Board Member of Shionogi Co., Ltd.

Lecturer of Kobe University School of Law (EU Laws)

Lecturer of Kwansei Gakuin University School of Law (International Business Law)

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (LL.M.)

The University of Tokyo, Japan (LL.B.)

Seminars/Lectures Archives

The Evolution of Mediation - 5 years JIMC-Kyoto ‒ taking stock and looking into the future -
【Online Seminar】Indonesia Recover Stronger: Positive Signal for Investors & Key Legal Updates in Southeast Asia
【Onilne Seminar】Utilization of "Private (Out-of-Court) Mediation" for Amicable Resolution of Commercial Disputes and Example Cases Thereof - The Role of the Mediator in Leading to a Settlement Satisfactory to the Parties
【Onilne Seminar】Life Science Practice Seminar No.1: System Operation and Trends Regarding Regenerative Medicine Products as Observed in Recent PMDA Consultation/Approval Cases
【Online Seminar】Comparison of the Latest Arbitration Rules of ICC, JCAA and SIAC, as well as the Points to Note in Practice
ICC YAF: Developments in Japan-China Cross Border Dispute Resolution
【Osaka】Points to note in drafting arbitration clauses
【Osaka】Choice of Arbitration Rules and Drafting Arbitration Clauses in light of the Amendment of the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA) Rules
Overseas Subsidiaries and Internal Control
Practices in Drafting Arbitration Clauses (A Commentary on Practical Points in Drafting Arbitration Clauses for Cross-Border Agreements and Sample Cases)
Use of International Arbitrations - Learning from Experiences Arbitrating at the SIMC
Corporate and Dispute Resolution Practices in Southeast Asia - Osaka
Corporate and Dispute Resolution Practices in Southeast Asia - Tokyo
Overseas Subsidiaries and Internal Control
International Commercial Mediation Seminar: "Promotion of International Commercial Mediation"
Legal Matters that Should be Considered when Expanding a Business into the Brazilian Market - Up-and-coming Consumer Market


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