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Hiroshi Oda

Hiroshi Oda

Special Advisor

Tokyo Office

Hiroshi Oda

Hiroshi Oda

Special Advisor

Tokyo Office





Hiroshi Oda

Professor Hiroshi Oda is a special 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 “Russian Commercial Law” second edition (Martinus Nijhof, 2007), “Russian law” (Tokyo University Press, 2015), “Russian Arbitration Law and Practice” (Oxford University Press, 2020), and “Japanese Law” fourth edition (Oxford University Press, 2021).

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)
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 - 2018
Visiting Professor, University of Vienna
2009 - 2013
Advisor, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
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
Special Advisor, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
2017 - 2021
Professor, School of Law, Waseda University
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