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Advisor

Hiroshi Oda

Admitted to bar

1991, Japan

Languages

Japanese, English, Russian and German

Contact

Contact this Lawyer

TEL : +81-3-6889-7322
FAX : +81-3-6889-8322

Practice Areas

Disputes in Foreign Jurisdictions, International Arbitration, General Corporate, Corporate Governance , Russian law, English law

Biography

Professor Hiroshi Oda is an adviser to Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu. After graduating from the Faculty of Law of the University of Tokyo in 1975, he held the chair of Russian law there until 1990 when he was appointed the Sir Ernest Satow Professor of Japanese Law at the University of London (UCL). He received LL.D from the University of Tokyo in 1987. He registered as an attorney at law in 1991 and is a member of the Second Tokyo Bar Association. He is also qualified as a solicitor (England & Wales).

As a leading expert on Russian law in Japan, Professor Oda has been involved in natural resources projects and other investment projects in Russia and other jurisdictions. He has also been active in the area of dispute settlement involving cross-border litigation and arbitration. He is a member of the ICC International Court of Commercial Arbitration in Paris, representing Japan, an Arbitrator of the International Commercial Arbitration Court of Russia, Stockholm Institute of Arbitration, Arbitration Court of the Czech Economic Chamber, Barzil-Canada Chamber of Commerce and JCAA. He is a member of the panel of arbitrators at ICSID, recommended by the Japanese government.

His publications include "Japanese Law" third edition (Oxford University Press, 2009) and "Russian Commercial Law" second edition (Martinus Nijhof, 2007), and "Russian law" (Tokyo University Press, 2015).

Education/Professional Experience

1975

The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)

1975-1979

Research Associate, Faculty of Law, The University of Tokyo

1979-1990

Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, The University of Tokyo

1990-present

Sir Ernest Satow Professor of Japanese Law, University of London (UCL)

1987

The University of Tokyo (LL.D.)

1988-1998

Visiting Professor, Cornell Law School

1998-2013

Professor, College d'Europe, Brugge

1999-present

Visiting Fellow, Max Planck Institute of Foreign and International Private Law

1996-2013

Consultant, Herbert Smith LLP, London (currently Herbert Smith Freehills LLP)

2007-present

Associé, International Academy of Comparative Law

2008-present

Visiting Professor, University of Vienna

2009-2013

Advisor, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

2012

Awarded the Order of Friendship from Russia

2013-2016

Counsel, White & Case LLP, London

2015-present

Member of the Panel of Arbitrators, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)

2016-present

Advisor, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

2017-present

Professor, School of Law, Waseda University

Seminars

September 26, 2018

Seminars

International Commercial Arbitration, Its Future in Russia and Japan

June 7, 2018

Seminars

Influence of English law on Russian law

April 6, 2018

Seminars

Japanese Competition Law after Latest Japanese Supreme Court Judgement

November 28, 2017

Seminars

Russia as a Place for Dispute Resolution

July 3, 2017

NO&T Seminars

ADVANCE Corporate Law Seminar - Pioneering the Frontier in Corporate Law
2017 Part 4 International Infrastructure Seminar
"Variations or Changes, and Delay and Damages in
International Infrastructure Projects - International Project Arbitration and Roles of Lawyers and Expert Witnesses"

May 12, 2017

Seminars

Russian Arbitration Reform 2015: A View from Outside

March 22, 2017

Seminars

Arbitration Reform in Russia: A Path towards Protectionism?

March 20, 2017

Seminars

Recent Developments in Japanese Corporate Governance

December 7, 2016

Seminars

Annual International Arbitration Conference Russia as a Place for Dispute Resolution

September 29, 2016

Seminars

ICC Japan Seminar: Why is the ICC selected? The ICC Court as a guardian of arbitration proceedings - from selection of arbitrators to scrutiny of awards. (Panel Discussion)

June 22, 2016

Seminars

"The System of Board of Directors in Japan - The 2014 Amendments to the Companies Act"
Hosted by University of Sao Paulo

June 21, 2016

Seminars

"Current State of Arbitration Law in Japan"
Hosted by Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) 

May 20, 2016

Seminars

Comparative Corporate Governance: The Case of Japan "Corporate Governance in Japan 1990-2016: Steady Progress or Successive Failures?"
Hosted by University College London

April 20, 2016

Seminars

"The Emergence and Demise of Pravovoe Gosudarstvo (Law-Governed State) in Russia"
Hosted by Harriman Institute, Columbia University

April 19, 2016

Seminars

Lecture at International Centre for Settlement of Disputes (ICSID)

March 28, 2016

Seminars

JAA - RAA Joint seminar in Tokyo "The Latest Reform of Russian Arbitration Law"
Hosted by Japan Association of Arbitrators (JAA) and The Russian Arbitration Association (RAA)

December 9, 2015

Seminars

RAA and ICC joint conference - Russia as a Place for Dispute Resolution "Arbitration in Banking and Financial Matters: Exploding the Myths"
Hosted by Russian Arbitration Association (RAA) and International Chambers of Commerce (ICC)

December 14, 2015

Seminars

Japanese Commercial and Business Law
Hosted by University of Vienna

May 13, 2015

Seminars

ICC Arbitration Symposium in Tokyo "Arbitration with the State or quasi-State Entities"
Hosted by International Chambers of Commerce (ICC)

October 20, 2014

Seminars

IBA Annual Conference Tokyo 2014 "Dispute resolution showcase"
Hosted by International Bar Association (IBA)

June 19, 2014

Seminars

St. Petersburg International Forum 2014 "Freedom of Contract - Boundaries of Optionality in the Modern Private Law"
Hosted by Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation

September 20, 2013

Seminars

Asia-Pacific Region Forum in Vladivostok 2013 "Current Issues of International Taxation"
Hosted by The Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation

May 16, 2013

Seminars

St. Petersburg International Forum 2013 "Regulation of Subsoil Resourses: Promotion and Barriers"
Hosted by Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation

Publications

May, 2011

Articles

Problems of Russian Legislative Technique -The case of State environmental review-

VDRW-Mitteilungen Nr.49-50 (Jg. 22/2011)

October, 2010

Articles

Shareholders' Agreements in Russia

International Company and Commercial Law Review, Volume 21 Issue 12, 2010

August, 2010

Articles

Derivative Action in Japan; A System of Public Consure?

Festschrift für Klaus J. Hopt zum 70. Geburtstag am 24. August 2010

February, 2010

Articles

Enforcement and Setting Aside of Foreign Arbitral Awards in Japan

ICC International Court of Arbitration Bulletin (Vol.21/2-2010)

December, 2009

Articles

The Current State of Takeover Law in Japan

The Journal of Business Law Issue 8 2009

August, 2009

Books

Japanese Law (3rd edition)

Oxford University Press

February, 2009

Books

Encyclopedia of International Commercial Litigation - Japan (co-author)

Kluwer Law International

Topics

October 26, 2017

Awards

High evaluation received in Who's Who Legal: Japan 2017

January 27, 2012

Awards

Hiroshi Oda receives Russian Federation friendship decoration

May 12, 2009

News

ICC Japan's International Seminar on Arbitration and ADR