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Aoi Inoue

Aoi Inoue

TEL:
81-3-6775-1122
FAX:
81-3-6775-2122

Mr. Aoi Inoue is a partner at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune. He specializes in international arbitration and litigation. He represents Japanese and foreign companies in a wide range of business disputes, including sales of goods, joint venture, distributorship, licensing, franchising, complex financial products, labor & employment, product liability and construction. He has acted as counsel in a number of international arbitrations under various rules including the ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, JCAA and UNCITRAL. He teaches international arbitration at Keio University Law School as an adjunct lecturer.


Mr. Inoue also acts for overseas clients seeking to expand into Japan through international franchising. His support includes structuring, negotiating and drafting relevant documents such as international direct franchise agreements, international master franchise agreements and joint venture agreements. He also assists Japanese clients seeking to expand into foreign countries through international franchising. Mr. Inoue has been nominated for inclusion in the list of recognized franchise lawyers of the Who's Who Legal: Japan 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 published by Law Business Research Limited.

Inoue Aoi

Practice Areas

Key Practice Areas

Related Practice Areas

Practice Groups

  • Dispute Resolution Group
  • Corporate Transaction Group
  • Asia and Emerging Countries Practice Group

Background

Mar 2001 Tokyo University (LL.B.)
2003 - 2004 The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
May 2010 Graduate study, Columbia University School of Law (LL.M.)
Sep 2010 - Mar 2011 Associated with Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, New York
Apr 2011 - Jun 2011 Trained at the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the international division of the American Arbitration Association (AAA)
Mar 2018 - Present Vice-Chair, Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee, Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)

Publications

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Franchise 2020 (Japan Chapter) The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Franchise 2020
Oct 2019
Getting the Deal Through - Arbitration 2019 (Japan Chapter) Getting the Deal Through - Arbitration 2019 (Japan Chapter)
Feb 2019
Getting the Deal Through – Investment Treaty Arbitration 2019 (Japan Chapter) Getting the Deal Through – Investment Treaty Arbitration 2019
Nov 2018
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Franchise 2019 (Japan Chapter) The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Franchise 2019
Sep 2018
Jun 2018
Getting the Deal Through - Arbitration 2018 (Japan Chapter) Getting the Deal Through - Arbitration 2018 (Japan Chapter)
Feb 2018
Getting the Deal Through – Investment Treaty Arbitration 2018 (Japan Chapter) Getting the Deal Through – Investment Treaty Arbitration 2018
Nov 2017
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Franchise 2018 (Japan Chapter) The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Franchise 2018
Sep 2017
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Franchise 2017 (Japan Chapter) The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Franchise 2017
Dec 2016
Oct 2016
Getting the Deal Through – Investment Treaty Arbitration 2016 (Japan Chapter) Getting the Deal Through - Investment Treaty Arbitration 2016
Dec 2015
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Franchise 2016 (Japan Chapter) The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Franchise 2016
Dec 2015
Getting the Deal Through – Investment Treaty Arbitration 2017 (Japan Chapter) Getting the Deal Through - Investment Treaty Arbitration 2017
Oct 2015
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Franchise 2015 (Japan Chapter) The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Franchise 2015
Jan 2015
Getting the Deal Through – Investment Treaty Arbitration 2015 (Japan Chapter) Getting the Deal Through - Investment Treaty Arbitration 2015
Dec 2014
The SIAC Arbitration Training Video Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
Jun 2014
Jun 2014
Getting the Deal Through – Investment Treaty Arbitration 2014 (Japan Chapter) Getting the Deal Through - Investment Treaty Arbitration 2014
Dec 2013
FDI Moot 2013 FDI Moot 2013
Aug 2013
Arbitration/ADR Forum Vol. 4, Shinzansha Publisher Co.,Ltd.
Feb 2013
Court Rules on Trademark Dispute between Franchisors International Law Office 2008-11
Nov 2008

Lectures

Developments in Third Party Funding Organized by : Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) , Japan International Dispute Resolution Center(JIDRC)
Nov 14, 2019
Third Party Funding of Arbitrations Organized by : Keio University Law School Co-organized by : JIDRC (Japan International Dispute Resolution Center)
Nov 12, 2019
Gas Price Review in Japan Anderson Mori & Tomotsune Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Oct 28, 2019
Simulation of ICC Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings Organized by: International Chamber of Commerce Japan (ICCJ) Co-organized by: International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Japan International Dispute Resolution Center (JIDRC)
Oct 16, 2019
International Construction Law Association Tokyo Conference 2019 International Construction Law Association (ICLA)
May 29, 2019
TPP11 and Asian Business Strategies Anderson Mori & Tomotsune Osaka Office
Mar 29, 2019
TPP11 and Asian Business Strategies Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Feb 19, 2019
IPBA – THAC Arbitration Day The Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA), Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC)
Nov 6, 2018
SIAC Academy Tokyo 2018 Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
Sep 7-8, 2018
YSIAC-YJAA Tokyo Workshop 2018 YSIAC Committee、Young Japan Association of Arbitrators (YJAA)
Sep 6, 2018
SIAC-JAA Tokyo Conference 2018 Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Japan Association of Arbitrators (JAA)
Sep 6, 2018
Workshop on Third Party Funding in International Commercial Arbitration UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific and gave a presentation
Dec 18, 2017
The YSIAC Tokyo Advocacy Roadshow Intellectual Property Office of Singapore
Sep 15, 2016
Apr 11, 2016
Joinder and Intervention in International Arbitration The Japan Association of Arbitrators
Jan 19, 2016
The YSIAC Advocacy Roadshow Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
Nov 12, 2015
Jul 4, 5, 2015
Mar 19, 2015
Mar 23, 2014

Achievements

Professional Admissions

  • Japan (2004)
  • New York (2011)

Professional and Academic Associations

  • Daini Tokyo Bar Association
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Keio University Law School (2015 - 2019)
  • Chair of the Research & Study Committee, the Japan Association of Arbitrators
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Vice-Chair, Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee, Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
  • Secretary of International Commercial and Investment Arbitration ADR Committee of Center for the Promotion of Cross-border Operations, Japan Federation of Bar Associations (2014 - present)
  • Member, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Users Council
  • Member, YSIAC Committee (2014 - present)
  • Secretary of Special Committee on International Investment Disputes, Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Japan Federation of Bar Associations (2012 - 2014)
  • Member, International Chamber of Commerce - Commission on Arbitration and ADR (2017 - present)

Languages

  • Japanese (first language)
  • English