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

Top rankings received from IFLR1000’s thirtieth edition
Lawyers from Mori Hamada & Matsumoto were included in the 11th edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Japan
Top rankings received from IFLR1000 FINANCIAL AND CORPORATE 2020

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Satoshi Kawai:News

Public Service
Firm became the External Counsel of Advisory Centre on WTO Law (Geneva, Switzerland)
Public Service
Satoshi Kawai becomes Member of the Arbitration Legislative Subcommittee of the Legislative Council, Ministry of Justice
Firm News
Chandler MHM Limited Starts Operations

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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-)

Bar Admissions

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