International Arbitration

As their businesses expand, Japanese companies are getting more involved in litigation, arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution overseas.
We have an abundant experience in cross-border litigation involving international commercial disputes, product liability actions, tort claims, antimonopoly law-related disputes and intellectual property disputes worldwide, more specifically, in the USA (including major U.S. class actions), Europe, China, South Asia, India, the Middle East, South America, Africa, Australia, etc. Our global network of foreign law firms facilitates our delivery of efficient and appropriate advice [and legal services] to Japanese enterprises and other clients involved in the relevant disputes.

Our international arbitration practice consists of a team of members who have been actively representing parties or sitting as arbitrators. We can offer, in response to the various needs of the clients, practical and commercial solutions throughout the process from the stage of negotiating the contract to the stage any dispute arises, including with respect to the procedural [steps and] issues, settlement negotiations, arbitration proceedings and enforcement of the award pursuant to the rules and procedures of the relevant arbitral institutions such as the JCAA, ICC, ICDR/AAA, CIETAC, SIAC, LCIA, HKIAC, KCAB and SHIAC as well as the UNCITRAL arbitration rules or other rules for ad hoc arbitrations. The commercial disputes that we handle cover a wide range of subjects such as joint ventures, M&As, collaborative development contracts, licenses, sale and purchase agreements, international construction contracts, distributorships, energy purchase contracts, etc.
We also assist in obtaining the best solutions to disputes for local and foreign clients in various other kinds of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) including international mediation.

In addition, the list of 120 experienced arbitrators / mediators including foreign lawyers published by the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA, Tokyo · Chiyoda) includes Shiro Kuniya, Hirohiko Ikeda, Teppei Mogi, Kazuhiro Kobayashi, and Toshimitsu Kitagawa as of August 2018.

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How the Singapore Convention on Mediation will Change Japan-Related Cross-Border Disputes
DIS & JAA Joint Seminar - Japanese and German Perspectives on Post M&A Disputes -
【Onilne Seminar】"100 Sports Arbitration Awards according to the Dispute Types" Publication Commemorative Seminar (2): Sports and Compliance/Integrity (Decisions by Sport Associations/Doping)
【Onilne Seminar】"100 Sports Arbitration Awards according to the Dispute Types" Publication Commemorative Seminar (1): Outline of Sports Arbitration (Overview, Selection of Proceedings, Jurisdiction, Selection of Representative Athletes, Referees' Calls)
【Online Seminar】JCAA Webinar: When to Choose Arbitration - Points to Consider When Choosing a Dispute Resolution Method -
HKIAC Event/Procedural Aspects of Managing Disputes in Asia
【Online Seminar】THE JCAA's 69TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT: Nurturing Innovations in Arbitration in Japan
Japan International Dispute Resolution Center Tour & Arbitration Talk
International Arbitration Seminar for the Japan Textiles Importers Association, the Japan Textiles Exporters Association, and the Textile-Club Association
JIDRC e-learning video: Mock International Commercial Arbitration
Surfing the Rising Waves of Arbitration in Japan and California (Presented by JCAA)
Mock International Arbitration Seminar - Faster and Cheaper through Expedited Arbitration Procedures of the JCAA
An Example Case Filed with the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) for the Tokyo Olympic Games
JAA Kansai Chapter Osaka and SIAC Webinar Series: Part 1 The Advantages of Arbitration for Japanese SMEs
Practice of International Arbitration - Strategy and key issues
ICC YAF: Developments in Japan-China Cross Border Dispute Resolution
Wolters Kluwer Law & Legal Plus Conference for General Counsels: Japan 6th Annual International Arbitration, Regulatory and Competition Law Global Forum