International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution

These days, more and more cross-border agreements specify arbitration as a means of settling disputes in the event of conflicts with local firms and other entities after entry into overseas markets. Arbitration is undertaken by an arbitrator(s) chosen by the parties concerned and may be more flexible than courts. The rules on arbitration vary depending on the country or organization engaged in arbitration. It is necessary to be thoroughly aware of the various rules on the arbitration proceedings. A company in any country in the world may become an adversary in a conflict. It would be difficult to seek settlement without expertise in international operations, such as knowledge of the legal systems of different countries and networks with lawyers in various countries in addition to general conflict settlement capabilities.

Through their networks with overseas law firms, our lawyers have experience acting as chief attorneys for Japanese corporate clients such as manufacturers and trading companies at their request in arbitrations at the International Court of Arbitration (ICC), the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA) and other international arbitration organizations. In all the cases they have dealt with, they have achieved arbitration awards and reconciliations in favor of their clients.

These arbitration cases have involved many different countries such as the United States, the Republic of Korea, Brazil, Iran and Saudi Arabia. We are familiar with the local legal systems and the circumstances surrounding execution. This means that we will not merely act as attorneys in arbitration cases but also offer comprehensive support services including subsequent execution and debt collection.