Satoshi Kawai


Satoshi Kawai

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Contact Information

+81-3-5223-7734 ( Tokyo)
+81-3-5223-7634 (Tokyo)

Practice Areas

Satoshi Kawai:Awards

Our lawyers selected in "Who’s Who Legal: Japan 2022"
Top Rankings Received from IFLR1000’s 32nd edition
Lawyers from Mori Hamada & Matsumoto were included in the 13th edition of The Best Lawyers in Japan™ and the inaugural Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Japan™

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Satoshi Kawai:News

Public Service
Satoshi Kawai became a member of the Discipline Maintenance Committee, Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association
Public Service
Satoshi Kawai became a member of the International Arbitration Committee, Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association
Public Service
Firm became the External Counsel of Advisory Centre on WTO Law (Geneva, Switzerland)

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Satoshi Kawai:Seminars

Oct. 12, 2007External Seminars
Japan’s Emerging M&A Market: Defensive Measures, Judicial Review, and Insider Trading

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Satoshi Kawai:Publications

"Guide to Current Thai Business Laws - Second edition"
Book Article
"Guide to Current Thai Business Laws"
"New Trusts as Social Infrastructure"

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Satoshi Kawai:Other


  • The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)
  • Columbia University School of Law (LL.M., 1995)
  • with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, New York (1995-1996)
  • with Nomura Securities International, Inc., New York (1996-1997)

Major Activities

  • Lecturer at Tohoku University Law School (2004-2015)
  • Arbitrator for Arbitration Center, Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association (2005-)
  • Member of International Advisory Board (IAB), Columbia Law School (2006-2014)
  • Chairman of Arbitration Center Committee, Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association (2011-2016)
  • Special Member of the Dispute Reconciliation Committee for Nuclear Damage, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology (2011-)
  • Member of the Commission on Policy Evaluation and Evaluation of Incorporated Administrative Agencies, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (2013-2015)
  • Member of "Subcommittee for Reform of Incorporated Administrative Agencies," Counsel for Promotion of Administrative Reform, Headquarters for Promoting Administrative Reform of the Cabinet Secretariat (2013-2014)
  • Director of Japan ADR Association (2014-)
  • Board Member of the Japan Association of Arbitrators (2016-)
  • Member of the Arbitration Legislative Subcommittee of the Legislative Council, Ministry of Justice (2020-2022)
  • Member of the International Arbitration Committee, Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association (2021-)
  • Member of the Discipline Maintenance  Committee, Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association (2022-2024)

Bar Admissions

admitted in Japan, 1989; New York, 1996
Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association