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Practice Areas

International Litigation and Arbitration/Dispute Resolution

Lawyers in Orrick’s Tokyo Litigation Group are qualified in Japan and the U.S. and have over 20 years of combined experience representing clients in commercial and civil litigation and arbitration. We stand out among international law firms in Japan for our practice in high-stakes commercial disputes, product liability, intellectual property, anti-trust, pharmaceutical law and other complex, multi-jurisdictional matters.

Most importantly, we involve clients in every stage of the legal process. On each matter, we form a strategic partnership with our clients to facilitate efficient and cost-effective resolutions that are aligned with company objectives. We bring together winning teams of lawyers with the right mix of technical and industry-specific skills that are tailored to each case, and we use the latest technologies in all phases of litigation, from research to courtroom graphics.

Antitrust and Competition

With the dramatic increase in cross-border enforcement in recent years, Orrick’s global reach allows us to provide clients with integrated, seamless representation. We bring to each matter a rich array of perspectives, including lawyers who have served inside the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC), as well as in the European Commission and national competition agencies in Europe, including the Office of Fair Trading (United Kingdom) and the Irish Competition Authority. Our lawyers have been recognized for many years in numerous ranking publications and legal directories. The Tokyo Litigation Group works together with Orrick’s Antitrust/Competition lawyers in Asia, Europe and the U.S. and provides seamless legal service to our clients.

Product Liability

The Tokyo Litigation Group is committed to the principle that product liability and product recall strategies and litigation must serve business objectives. We work with each client to shape a litigation strategy that supports research, development and marketing goals. From the outset, we explore with clients the challenges, risks and costs presented by possible recalls or claims, together with the impact those claims may have on their products, business partnerships, daily operations and international reputation.

Arbitration

Tokyo Litigation lawyers have served as lead counsel in major international arbitrations. They have represented Japanese and international clients under a variety of arbitral rules and governing laws and are familiar with all of the leading arbitration institutions. The head of the Tokyo litigation group is qualified in both the U.S. and Japan has been appointed as a recommended arbitrator for the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association.

Rankings and Awards

Chambers Asia, 2013: Orrick is recognized as a leading international law firm for Employment and Intellectual Property in Japan. David Case and Yoshihiro Takatori are recognized as Leading Individuals for Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property in Japan.

Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2013: Orrick is recognized as a leading international law firm for Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property in Japan. David Case and Yoshihiro Takatori are recognized as Leading Individuals in the Japan Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property categories.

Euromoney Expert Guides: Yoshihiro Takatori is a recommended lawyer for Life Science in Japan.

Practical Law: Yoshihiro Takatori is a recommended lawyer for Life Science and Product Liability in Japan.

Best Lawyers 2012: Shinsuke Yakura is a recommended lawyer for Intellectual Property in Japan.

Before proceeding, please note: If you are not a current client of Orrick, please do not include any information in this email that you or someone else considers to be confidential or secret in nature. Prior to the establishment of a lawyer-client relationship, unsolicited emails from non-clients containing confidential or secret information cannot be protected from disclosure.


Key Contacts

Yoshihiro Takatori
Partner

Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution
ytakatori@orrick.com
+81 3 3224 2911

Shinsuke Yakura
Partner

Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution
syakura@orrick.com
+81 3 3224 2922

David Case
Partner

Intellectual Property
dcase@orrick.com
+81 3 3224 2090