International Disputes

Coordination with a global network to protect our clients’ rights and interests in the complex world of international business litigation

Our Background and Strength

One of our predecessor firms, Mori Sogo, was the largest dispute resolution firm in Japan before our merger in 2002. Since then, we have built on that practice and established our position as a leading international dispute resolution practice both for Japanese clients overseas and non-Japanese clients in Japan.

We handle a broad range of Japanese and cross-border disputes, including litigation and local and international arbitration. A substantial portion of our dispute resolution mandates involve an international element. We handle a wide variety of cross-border disputes, including litigation, arbitration, and other types of alternative dispute resolution. Drawing on the resources of our offices across Asia, a significant portion of our disputes practice involves a regional component. We also act in complex multi-jurisdictional and international disputes and arbitration, usually in close liaison with other major international law firms. We also represent offshore companies and their affiliates in proceedings in Japan.

Our litigation team consists of seasoned litigators, many of whom have trained overseas. As a full service firm, our dispute resolution practitioners benefit from complementary experience in related areas, such as corporate, bankruptcy, employment, tax, and other areas of expertise that are essential to the success of a range of commercial dispute representation. Our dispute practitioners are also supported by colleagues from our other practice areas as the case may require.

International Arbitration/Alternative Dispute Resolution

We are well known for frequently advising clients in our role as legal counsel in international arbitration and mediation.

We represent clients before the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA), the International Court of Arbitration (ICC), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), and other international arbitration institutions. In addition to serving as our clients’ legal advocates, our lawyers also take on the roles of arbitrator and mediator.

International Disputes:People

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International Disputes:Seminars

Sep. 7, 2017External Seminars
"Wolters Kluwer Japan: 4th Annual International Arbitration, Compliance and Competition Law Summit"
Jul. 14, 2017External Seminars
"SIAC Tokyo Conference"
Sep. 15, 2016External Seminars
"SIAC Tokyo Conference"
Sep. 15, 2016External Seminars
"YSIAC Tokyo Advocacy Workshop"
Nov. 16, 2015External Seminars
"ABA 2015 Asia Forum – Beijing"Foundations of Privilege / Confidentiality: How to Practice Ethically Across Multiple Jurisdictions - the Ethics Minefields for Lawyers Practicing in Key Asian Jurisdictions""

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International Disputes:Publications

"The Securities Litigation Review, Edition 3 - Japan"
"Chambers Global Practice Guides International Arbitration 2017– Japan Law and Practice"
Magazine Article
"Guide on International Arbitration for Japanese Companies (21)-(40)"
Book Article
"Series on Practical Issues of Corporate Litigation: Internet Litigation"
"Chambers Global Practice Guides: Litigation – Japan Chapter"

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