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Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

Dispute Resolution: Domestic

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What the team is known for

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune maintains a market-leading dispute resolution team with a wealth of experience in product liability, patent infringements and litigation in the financial sector, with additional expertise in arbitrations and enforcing arbitral awards. Equally well equipped to advise domestic and international clients, including auditors and construction and technology companies, as well as financial institutions. Has notable expertise in cross-jurisdictional disputes.

Strengths

"The firm has been exceptionally responsive and very thoughtful in their analysis and insights, particularly in regard to nuanced questions of law," reports one impressed commentator.

Other interviewees note the lawyers' breadth of knowledge and client care, with one client saying: "The law firm has good understanding of international litigation and is good at explaining details of domestic processes in a manner that is understandable for people without a Japanese law background."

Work highlights

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune acted for Suruga Bank on responding to a case brought by a group of approximately 260 debtors at Tokyo District Court, a matter regarding fraudulent loans granted to share-house owners. The firm assisted Suruga Bank with the offset of an approximately JPY44 billion share-house loan to those debtors and the transfer of the remaining loan to an investment fund, following a successful mediation.

Notable practitioners

Aoi Inoue enters the rankings after drawing praise from sources for his capable handling of international arbitration and litigation. Sources highly recommend him, with one noting: "Aoi is well respected and is a rising star in the area of arbitration." He has particular expertise acting on disputes arising from business transactions and construction projects.

Hiroki Wakabayashi typically assists foreign and domestic financial institutions and corporations in disputes arising out of corporate transactions and professional negligence matters. Interviewees find him to be a "very skilled litigator," thanks to his previous experience as a judge.

Kenichi Sadaka has considerable experience representing international and Japanese clients in multi-jurisdictional disputes, covering litigation cases arising out of corporate transactions, insurance and tax matters. One client notes: "His litigation performance is especially reliable."

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Overview

The dispute resolution practice group at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune is sophisticated, internationally recognized and has demonstrated success in a number of specialized areas. Our litigators are renowned and have a proven track record of managing– and being successful in – large, complex and difficult cross-border cases. We are highly effective in representing and advising English-speaking corporate clients involved in Japan-based litigation and dispute resolution proceedings. Our close working relationships with other top law firms in other jurisdictions benefit our clients as they allow us to appropriately and efficiently handle multi-jurisdictional disputes.

Dispute Resolution: Domestic

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

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Location

Otemachi Park Building, 1-1-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku,

1-1-1 Otemachi

Chiyoda-ku

Tokyo

Tokyo-to

Japan

100-8136

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Japan

Dispute Resolution: Domestic


Aoi Inoue
Up and Coming
Hiroki Wakabayashi
Band 3
Kenichi Sadaka
Band 4