Yoko Maeda

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Professional Background / Education

Professional Background

Nishimura & Asahi
Debevoise & Plimpton, New York
Singapore International Arbitration Centre
2015 to Present
City-Yuwa Partners


The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)
Legal Training and Research Institute
University of Pennsylvania (LL.M.)

Publications / Presentations

  • "Q&A The Basic Knowledge of International Commercial Arbitration for Legal Departments" (co-author, City-Yuwa Partners (ed), Chuokeizai-sha, Inc., 2018) (in Japanese)
  • "Recent Trend of International Corporate White Color Crime Investigation in the U.S. and the U.K"
    (in "The Lawyers", ILS Publications, Inc., 2016) (in Japanese)
  • ""Cool Japan" Scheme and Overseas Development of Visual Contents"
    (Chizai-Prism No. 157, Research Institute of Economy, Trade, and Industry, October 2015)
  • "Japan Chapter, Interim Measures in International Arbitration"
    (co-author, Juris Publishing, June 2014)
  • "New Law on International Civil Jurisdiction in Japan and its impact on foreign corporations"
    (Asia Pacific Regional Forum News Vol. 19 No. 1, International Bar Association, April 2012)
  • "Recent Developments in ADR Law"
    (co-author, in Vol. 1, No. 1 MEDIATION NEWSLETTER pp 23-25, International Bar Association, April 2005)

Professional Activities / Accolades

- Seminars -
■ Expert for ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy for Asia sponsored by ICC (March 8, 2019)
■ Moderator and Commentator for 2018 Arbitration Q&A Session with Mr. Alexis Mourre in Japan sponsored by ICC Japan (November 27, 2018)
■ Speaker "The use of International Arbitration and Mediation for Japanese companies - Recent trend of SIAC and SIMC -" (The 33rd City-Yuwa Legal Seminar) (January 19, 2018)
■ Panelist "ICC Arbitration Conference and book launch" (September 22, 2017)
■ Moot arbitrator "International Moot" (LAWASIA 2017 Tokyo Round) (September 19, 2017)
■ Panelist "Emergency Arbitrator" (Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) Annual Meeting & Conference in Auckland) (April 2017)
■ Speaker "Compliance with Anti-Corruption Laws and Regulations of various countries and Construction of internal control system including overseas subsidiaries" (The seminar sponsored by Corporate Management Forums, Inc.) (November 4, 2016)
■ Panelist "Securities Litigation Under The Japanese Financial Instruments and Exchange Act and in Other Asian Countries" (American Bar Association Tokyo Conference 2016) (October 21, 2016)
■ Panelist "The YSIAC Advocacy Roadshow" (SIAC) (September 15, 2016)
■ Speaker "Global Risk Management for Japanese Companies" (The 24th City-Yuwa Legal Seminar) (April 20 & 22, 2016)
■ Panelist "Bribery & Corruption in Dispute Resolution Proceedings" (Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) Annual Meeting & Conference in Kuala Lumpur) (April 14, 2016)
■ Arbitrator and judge "The 14th Intercollegiate Negotiation Competition" (The Steering Committee, Intercollegiate Negotiation Competition) (November 21 and 22, 2015)
■ Panelist "Tools for the Empowered Corporate Counsel: Choice of Seat, Drafting the Arbitration Agreement, and Selecting the Proper Dispute Resolution Mechanism" (SIAC Tokyo Conference) (November 12, 2015)
■ Panelist "The disclosure of documents in international arbitration proceedings in Asia" (IADC Asia Regional Meeting, Hong Kong) (October 30, 2015)

- Newletters -
■ CY Newsletter Vol. 7 "The Tokyo District Court found unenforceable a venue clause with a Delaware court as the exclusive court of jurisdiction"

- Awards -
■ Listed on Who’s Who Legal Future Arbitration Leaders (Non Partners) (December 2017)

- Arbitrator -
■ Appointed to be on Panel of Arbitrators of Asia International Arbitration Center (AIAC) (April 2018)

- Appointment -
■ Appointed as Deputy Secretary General of Japan Association of Arbitrators (JAA) (July 2018)
■ Appointed as an alternate court member of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) (July 2018)


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