International Trade

We are experienced in advising clients regarding their international business and operations as they relate to investment treaties, World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements, and other trade laws

We have assisted companies in overcoming potential trade barriers by undertaking actions pursuant to relevant economic partnership agreements, free trade agreements, investment treaties, WTO agreements, and other trade laws.

We are experienced in advising clients in the context of negotiations with governmental agencies and investigations relating to international trade arrangements, such as investigations arising from the imposition of anti-dumping duties or countervailing duties.

With our expertise and practical experience on international trade issues, and our relationships with relevant government agencies and professionals in related fields, we are able to provide efficient and effective advice and support for clients on a broad range of international trade issues.

International Trade:People

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International Trade:News

Top Ranking Received From Chambers Global 2021
Top Ranking Received From Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021
Public Service
Firm became the External Counsel of Advisory Centre on WTO Law (Geneva, Switzerland)
Top rankings received from Best Lawyers in the 10th edition of "The Best Lawyers in Japan"
Comments by Yusuke Hatakeyama, attorney-at-law, were featured in an Bloomberg BNA article titled "CPTPP Commission Tackles Dispute Settlement at First Meeting (1)" published on January 17, 2019

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International Trade:Seminars

Nov. 8, 2020External Seminars
"European Union Studies Association-Japan (EUSA-Japan) The 41st Annual Conference - "Rules of Origin of Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement: Towards the Dissemination of Advanced Rules"
Sep. 26, 2019External Seminars
IBA Annual Conference 2019 "Foreign investment regulation in the Asia Pacific region: implications for privately held companies"
Jul. 27, 2019External Seminars
『Recent Developments in EU’s FTA on Origin Certification and the Japan-EU FTA』
Apr. 27, 2019External Seminars
"How International Trade Lawyers Can Add Value For Corporate Clients"
Mar. 16, 2019External Seminars
"5th General Assembly of The Japanese Association of International Business Law~New trends in rules of origin: Comparison of CPTPP and Japan-EU FTA~"

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International Trade:Publications

Magazine Article
"Using Economic Partnership Agreements as Leverage to Resolve Problems Regarding Business Activities of Japanese Companies in Foreign Countries - Strategic Utilization of the Scheme of the Chapter for Improvement of Business Environment"
Book Article
"Changing Rules - Business Laws as a Strategic Weapon"
Magazine Article
"The Crisis of the WTO Appellate Body: The Background and Possible Solutions"
Magazine Article
"Tariff Concessions and Rules of Origin in the Trade Agreement between Japan and the United States of America"
Magazine Article
"Rules of Origin in the EU-Japan EPA"

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