International Dispute Resolution

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.

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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 -
ASEAC & ECAA Joint Conference/A new Dawn of Arbitration in Asia? Digitization - Supply Chain Risks - Rethinking of Arbitration clauses and venues - Enforcement Challenges
【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
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
How does the CAS Ad Hoc Division work in the COVID environment? - Key Lessons from Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 -
JIDRC e-learning video: Mock International Commercial Arbitration
Mock International Arbitration Seminar - Faster and Cheaper through Expedited Arbitration Procedures of the JCAA
Practice of International Arbitration - Strategy and key issues
Wolters Kluwer Law & Legal Plus Conference for General Counsels: Japan 5th Annual International Arbitration, Regulatory and Competition Law Global Forum
Technology and International Arbitration, AI for IA?
Current Updates on Arbitration in China: Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in Mainland China and Recent Practices in Hong Kong and Shanghai
HKIAC Arbitration Clause Negotiation Workshop - Tokyo
International Arbitration Trends in Korea
Mediation - Diversified Experiences in ICC and Asian Contexts
Effective Use of Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings and Expedited Procedure in International Arbitration: In the Wake of the Revisions to the ICC Arbitration Rules
Pre-Moot Conference 2017: Costs in International Arvitration (in connection with Vis Moot)
Civil Litigation in the U.S.A. and Practical Responses Thereto - From the Basics to Practical Knowledge -