Kunio Miyaoka


Kunio Miyaoka

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Mr. Miyaoka specializes in litigation, regulatory compliance, white-collar crime, and international trade law. He is especially skilled in handling large and complex disputes. As a former legal officer at the WTO Appellate Body Secretariat and Japan's METI, Mr. Miyaoka also has deep expertise in the WTO Agreement, free trade agreements, investment treaties, export controls, and economic sanctions.

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Kunio Miyaoka:Awards

Top Rankings Received in The Nikkei's "Corporate Legal Tax Affairs and Lawyer Survey 2022"
Top Rankings Received from Chambers Asia-Pacific 2023

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Kunio Miyaoka:News

Firm News
Eleven new partners and twelve new counsels
Public Service
Kunio Miyaoka became the 11th Term Director of The Japan Association of International Economic Law
Firm News
Ten new partners and seven new counsels

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Kunio Miyaoka:Publications

”The International Trade Law Review Edition 8”
Book Article
"Upheaval in International Commercial Order - US-China Conflict, WTO,  Regional Integration, and Japan"
"Getting the Deal Through - Trade & Customs 2023 - Japan Chapter"

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Kunio Miyaoka:Other


  • The University of Tokyo (B. Eng., 2004)
  • The University of Tokyo, School of Law (J.D., 2007)
  • Columbia University School of Law (LL.M., 2013)
  • with TKQP Associates & Solicitors (Singapore) (2013)
  • with Singapore International Arbitration Centre (2014)
  • Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Trade Policy Bureau (Deputy Director) (2014-2016)
  • World Trade Organization, Appellate Body Secretariat (Dispute Settlement Lawyer) (2017-2020)

Major Activities

  • Member of The Japan Association of International Economic Law (2016-)
  • Project Member of "Comprehensive Research on the Current International Trade/Investment System (Part V)," hosted by Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) (2020-)
  • Officer of Expansion of Legal Services Division (Center for Promotion of International Legal Services), Japan Federation of Bar Associations (2020-)
  • 11th Term Director of The Japan Association of International Economic Law (2021-)

Practice Group

  • International Trade Practice Group
  • International Dispute Resolution Practice Group
  • Crisis Management Practice Group
  • AI/IoT Practice Group
  • Employment & Labor Law Practice Group

Bar Admissions

admitted in Japan, 2008; New York, 2014
Daini-Tokyo Bar Association