Yoko Maeda

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  • Professional Background / Education
  • Publications / Presentations
  • Professional Activities / Accolades

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 -
■ Speaker at a seminar entitled "Development and Specific Methods of Use of International Arbitration and Mediation in Japan and America" (The seminar was jointly organized by Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association and The State Bar of California. (May 13, 2019)
■ Speaker "International arbitration for construction companies and real estate developers" (The seminar was organized by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) (March 27, 2019)
■ 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 in 2019 Who’s Who Legal - Future Arbitration Leaders (Partners)

- 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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