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Partner

Yoshimi Ohara

Biography

Ms. Ohara is a Partner at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu. Her practice focuses on international arbitration, international complex litigation and mediation. She represents both domestic and foreign clients in international arbitration in various venues under the rules of the ICC, AAA/ICDR, SIAC and JCAA. With a strong corporate and IP background, she has extensive experience in dealing with disputes covering a wide range of subjects, including joint ventures, M&A, energy, construction, technology transfer, intellectual property, shipping, sales and distribution. Ms. Ohara also serves as an arbitrator in international arbitration. She has contributed to shaping soft law in international arbitration through IBA activities.

Education/Professional Experience

1990

The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)

1992-

Nagashima & Ohno (currently Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu)

1996

Harvard Law School (LL.M.)

1996

Covington & Burling LLP, Washington, D.C.

1999-2000

Intellectual property department of a leading electronics manufacturer in Japan

2003-2004

Foley & Lardner LLP, Washington, D.C.

2008-present

Partner, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

2010-present

Court member, LCIA

2011

Member, IBA Task Force on Professional Conduct of Counsel in International Arbitration

2013-May 2015

Vice President, LCIA

2013

Member, IBA Conflicts of Interest Subcommittee

2013

Working Group Member, IBA Asia Pacific Arbitration Group

2014-present

Adjunct Lecturer, Keio University Law School

2015-2016

Co-chair, IBA Asia Pacific Arbitration Group

July 2015-present

Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

June 2016-May 2019

Asia Pacific Users' Council President, LCIA

2017-present

Board member, Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)

April 2018-present

Governing Board member, International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)

Seminars

December 15, 2018

Seminars

Keio International Dispute Resolution Series-Symposium: Arbitration Practice and Education (Panel Discussion)

November 1, 2018

Seminars

Session two: The GAR Live Question Time (Panel Session)

March 9, 2018

Seminars

ICC Japan Seminar: How to Use ICC Arbitration Effectively - New Features of ICC Arbitration (Roundtable)

March 6, 2018

Seminars

ICC Institute PIDA Training Level 2 on International Commercial Arbitration

November 17, 2017

Seminars

ICC YAF:Discussions on questions from ICC Arbitration users (Panel Session)

November 11, 2017

Seminars

Academy for International Business Transactions: ICC Court – Striving for the better system

September 20, 2017

Seminars

YAWP: Evening Event (Panel Discussion)

September 17, 2017

Seminars

ICC Arbitration Conference: International arbitration in Japan and how to improve Japan’s standing as a viable seat (Panel Discussion)

September 15, 2017

Seminars

ASA General Meeting & Conference: What happens in case of non-compliance - the views in different jurisdictions (Panel Discussion)

September 7, 2017

Seminars

Embassy of Switzerland in Japan: Advantages of choosing Switzerland as the Seat for Arbitration and the Swiss Rules

July 14, 2017

Seminars

SIAC Seminar: The Confluence Of Civil Law And Common Law Influences In International Arbitration Practice And Procedure

December 2, 2016

Seminars

IBA Conference : Mediator v arbitrator: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde? (Panel Discussion)

October 20, 2016

Seminars

Year in review – the best and worst of Asia’s IA year

October 19, 2016

Seminars

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Progress Made and Expected Impact on Trade with Asia-Pacific Region with a focus on Customs, Rules of Origin and Market Access

October 7, 2016

Seminars

Is the march of common law procedure too pervasive?

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)

September 21, 2016

Seminars

IBA Annual Conference : Lessons learned and looking ahead: 30 years of investment arbitration in Asia

August 29, 2016

Seminars

KCAB Conference:Revitalizing International Arbitration - Analysis on the Arbitration Court Case

June 28, 2016

Seminars

ICC Institute Advanced Training
The Conduct of the Proceedings and Case Management:
The Arbitrator's Perspective

May 24, 2016

Seminars

KCAB Conference:Discussion of KCAB and JCAA Arbitration Practices

January 13, 2016

NO&T Seminars

ADVANCE Corporate Law Seminar - Pioneering the Frontier in Corporate Law
Part 5 Dispute Resolution Seminar
"Realities and Prevention of Overseas Disputes Facing Japanese Companies"

November 12, 2015

Seminars

Recent Developments in Investment Arbitration and the Future of Investor-State Disputes in Asia (Panel Discussion)

November 12, 2015

Seminars

YSIAC Mock Arbitration Workshop

November 4, 2015

Seminars

Asia Pacific Arbitration Group Training Day : The impact of IBA soft law on the practice of international arbitration: The IBA Guidelines on Party Representation in International Arbitration and IBA Guidelines on Conflict of Interest in International Arbitration

October 19, 2015

Seminars

ICC Seminar: An In-House Counsel's Guide to the Effective Management of Arbitration

October 9, 2015

Seminars

IBA Annual Conference : Striking a balance between fairness and efficiency – lessons learned and to be learned

March 21, 2015

Seminars

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Centenary Celebration

March 20, 2015

Seminars

IBA - 4th Asia Pacific Regional Forum Conference: Asia Pacific Arbitration Group: Building an international arbitration language in the Asia Pacific

November 19, 2014

Seminars

Amendment of Various Arbitration Legislation

November 17, 2014

Seminars

Practice of UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules

November 7, 2014

Seminars

PLENARY SESSION: Sail Away: Exploring New Shores for International Arbitrators in the Asia Pacific - What You Need to Know

October 22, 2014

Seminars

Type of advocacy required for mediationfrom the perspective of in-house counsel,lawyer, business and mediator

October 20, 2014

Seminars

Conflicts of interest in internationalarbitration: the new IBA Guidelines

October 19, 2014

Seminars

New Rules and Recent Practice

October 16, 2014

Seminars

The SIAC Emergency Arbitrator Experience: How Does It Work? (Panel Discussion)

September 28, 2014

Seminars

"Key Features and Development of International Arbitration
in Asian Civil Law Jurisdictions:
Implications for JCAA/KCAB International Arbitration Rules"

September 12, 2014

Seminars

The IBA Guidelines on Party Representation in
International Arbitration and IBA Guidelines on
Conflict of Interest in International Arbitration

June 5, 2014

NO&T Seminars

Indonesia Dispute Resolution Seminar

April 4, 2014

Seminars

Arbitration Roundtable: Japanese Perspectives and Practice

April 3, 2014

Seminars

Cultural Conflicts and Guerrill a Tactics in International Arbitration: Do the New IBA Guidelines on Party Representation Provide a Solution?

February 20, 2014

Seminars

"You Say Tomato / I Say Tomahto": Jurisdictional Differences in Key Issues in ADR-I: Practices and Processes (Panel discussion)

February 2, 2014

Seminars

Selection of Arbitrators in Treaty-based Investment Arbitration

December 5, 2013

Seminars

Key Issues in International Arbitration in the Asia Pacific Region: Are there particular characteristics of international arbitration in the Asia-Pacific Region

November 14, 2013

Seminars

Managing the Clash of Legal Cultures in International Arbitration

November 8, 2013

Seminars

Issues of Jurisdiction

March 4, 2011

Seminars

Debate "Transnational regulation of ethics in international arbitration: is there a need and how might it be met?"

November 17, 2010

Seminars

Patent Exhaustion in Japan

July 9, 2008

Seminars

Evolving Japanese Attitudes to International Arbitration and Litigation for Dispute Resolution

Publications

June, 2019

Articles

Global Arbitration Review - The Asia-Pacific Arbitration Review 2020 Japan

June, 2018

Articles

Global Arbitration Review - The Asia-Pacific Arbitration Review 2019 Japan

September, 2017

Articles

Arbitration in Japan

Asian Dispute Review (October 2017)

June, 2017

Articles

Global Arbitration Review - The Asia-Pacific Arbitration Review 2018 Japan

June, 2016

Articles

Global Arbitration Review - The Asia-Pacific Arbitration Review 2017 Japan

October, 2015

Books

Arbitration World - Jurisdictional Comparisons 5th Edition 2015 (co-author)

Thomson Reuters

August, 2015

Newsletter

Japanese court recognizes copyrightability of industrial design for the first time – the Tripp Trapp chair case

NO&T Japan Legal Update No.2 (August, 2015)

July, 2015

Articles

Global Arbitration Review - The Asia-Pacific Arbitration Review 2016 Japan

October, 2014

Articles

Global Arbitration Review - The Asia-Pacific Arbitration Review 2015 Japan

October, 2014

Articles

METI RESEARCH PROJECT ON INVESTMENT TREATY ARBITRATION

JCAA Newsletter No.32

September, 2013

Articles

Global Arbitration Review - The Asia-Pacific Arbitration Review 2014 Japan

June, 2012

Articles

Global Arbitration Review - The Asia-Pacific Arbitration Review 2013 Japan

November, 2011

Books

Asia Arbitration Handbook Japan (Co-author)

Oxford University Press

November, 2011

Articles

Global Arbitration Review - The Asia-Pacific Arbitration Review 2012 Japan

May, 2009

Articles

TV Rights and Sport: Legal Aspects Chapter 24 Japan

July, 2006

Articles

Japan's IP High Court: A Proactive Judiciary

The Asialaw Japan Review, Volume 2 Issue 1, July 2006

December, 2000

Articles

International Privacy, Publicity & Personality Laws: Chapter 18 Japan

Topics

December 5, 2019

Awards

NO&T recognized by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020

September 27, 2019

Awards

High evaluation received in Who's Who Legal: Japan 2019

April 4, 2019

Awards

High evaluation received in the 2020 Edition of "The Best Lawyers in Japan"

February 15, 2019

Awards

NO&T recognized by Chambers Global 2019

December 17, 2018

Awards

Nikkei's "Best Performing Lawyers 2018"

November 30, 2018

Awards

NO&T recognized by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019

November 26, 2018

Awards

High evaluation received in Who's Who Legal: Japan 2018

June 29, 2018

Awards

NO&T receives high evaluation in IAM Patent 1000 – the World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2018

April 6, 2018

Awards

High evaluation received in the 2019 Edition of "The Best Lawyers in Japan"

February 19, 2018

Awards

NO&T recognized by Chambers Global 2018