Yoko Maeda

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Professional Background / Education

Professional Background

2003-2015
Nishimura & Asahi
2010-2011
Debevoise & Plimpton, New York
2012-
Singapore International Arbitration Centre
2015 to Present
City-Yuwa Partners

Education

2002
The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)
2003
Legal Training and Research Institute
2010
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 -
Panelist at a Session of New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Annual Meeting entitled "Cross-border Litigation. When we need the most from our allies around the world: Best Practices and Recommendations" (January 27, 2021)
■ Moderator at a webinar entitled, "2020 Arbitration Webinar Series in Japan-The Third Webinar: Data Protection and Cyber Security in ICC Arbitration" (The webinar is organized by ICC JAPAN (International Chamber of Commerce JAPAN) (November 25, 2020)
■ Speaker at a webinar entitled, "Impact of Inequality: Challenges and impacts of gender inequality in the field of arbitration" (The webinar is organized by Nagoya University) (November 16, 2020)
■ Moderator at a webinar entitled, "2020 Arbitration Webinar Series in Japan-The Second Webinar: Conducting Virtual Hearing in ICC Arbitration and Pitfalls in Virtual Hearing" (The webinar is organized by ICC JAPAN (International Chamber of Commerce JAPAN) (October 29, 2020)
■ Speaker at a webinar entitled, "2020 Arbitration Webinar Series in Japan-The First Webinar: ICC Court leadership in the Covid 19 era -How International Arbitration has been transformed by Covid 19" (The webinar is organized by ICC JAPAN (International Chamber of Commerce JAPAN) (October 22, 2020)
■ Panelist at a webinar entitled, "Post Covid-19: The New Normal for International Dispute Resolution" (The webinar is organized by JCAA (The Japan Commercial Arbitration Association) and JIMC (Japan International Mediation Center) (October 2, 2020)
■ Speaker at a webinar entitled, "IBA Asia Pacific Arbitration Group (APAG) Arbitration in Practice Webinar Series" (The webinar is organized by IBA (International Bar Association) (September 11, 2020)
■ Facilitator at a webinar entitled, "SIAC North East Asia Academy 2020" The webinar is organized by SIAC (Singapore International Arbitration Centre) (September 10 to 11, 2020)
■ Speaker at a webinar entitled, "Closing the gate before the horse has bolted" The webinar is organized by HK45 (July 14, 2020)
■ Speaker at "Fundamental Aspects of International Dispute Resolution" organized by Keio University Law School on November 11 and 12, 2019
■ Acted as a Counsel for a party in Mock Arbitration at Global Conference 2019 Tokyo organized by New York State Bar Association, International Section in Tokyo (November 6, 2019)
■ Mock Emergency Arbitrator in Mock Emergency Arbitration at "ICC Arbitration Summit" organized by ICC in Tokyo (October 16, 2019)
■ Speaker at "ICC Institute Advanced Level Training Programme on Production of Documents" organized by ICC in Tokyo (October 15, 2019)
■ Speaker at "Skills Training Workshop on Nuts and Bolts of Cross Examination in International Arbitration" organized by YICCA/YJAA in Tokyo (October 4, 2019)
■ Speaker at a session in IBA 2019 Conference at Seoul entitled, "Is it true that enforcing an international arbitration award under the New York Convention is easier than enforcing a judgment?" (September 25, 2019)
■ Speaker at a session in IBA 2019 Conference at Seoul entitled, "Judges and arbitrators as adjudicators and settlement facilitators, and the Singapore Convention on Enforcement of Mediated Settlements" (September 24, 2019)
■ Panelist at a seminar entitled "6th Annual International Arbitration, Regulatory & Competition Law Global Summit" (The seminar is jointly organized by LEGALPLUS and Wolters Kluwer. (September 12, 2019)
■ 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)

- Newsletters -
■ 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 -
■ List of Arbitrators of JAPAN COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION (JCAA) (January 2019)
■ Appointed to be on Panel of Arbitrators of Asia International Arbitration Center (AIAC) (April 2018)

- Appointment -
■ Appointed to be an Arbitrator in KCAB INTERNATIONAL’s Panel of International Arbitrators (January, 2020)
■ 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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