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Shinji Kusakabe

Shinji Kusakabe

TEL:
81-3-6775-1042
FAX:
81-3-6775-2042

Shinji Kusakabe specializes in advising on legal issues in manufacturing, such as commercial transactions and product liabilities. Mr. Kusakabe has a wealth of practical experience in litigation and arbitration, both international and domestic. Mr. Kusakabe's particular specialties lie in providing targeted advice to clients on corporate matters, taking into consideration potential future disputes, and in resolving current disputes in light of actual business practices and circumstances.


Cases which Mr. Kusakabe has recently handled include lawsuits related to termination of commercial relationships, illegal transactions conducted by employees, product liability, bid-rigging conspiracies and inventions by employees. Mr. Kusakabe is also actively engaged in international arbitration, including matters arbitrated outside Japan.


In addition to his professional experience at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, Mr. Kusakabe's prior experience includes working as a Foreign Associate at Kelley Drye & Warren's New York office (September 1999 to August 2000) and a full-time secondment to Swiss Bank Corporation's (now UBS AG) Tokyo Legal & Compliance department (February to July 1998).


Mr. Kusakabe also served as:
Chair of the Committee on Civil Procedure of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (from June 2019);
Examiner for the National Bar Examination and the National Preliminary Bar Examination (in Charge of the Code of Civil Procedure) (from November 2018);
Vice President of the Daini Tokyo Bar Association (from April 2017 to March 2018); and
Practicing-Attorney-Professor for Civil Advocacy at the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (from April 2010 to March 2013) (for details of this position, please visit http://www.courts.go.jp/english/institute_01/institute/index.html#Intro ).

Kusakabe Shinji

Practice Areas

Key Practice Areas

Related Practice Areas

Practice Groups

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate Transactions

Background

Mar 1993Tokyo University (LL.B.)
Mar 1995Legal Training and Research Institute
Feb 1998 - Jul 1998Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS AG), Legal Department
May 1999New York University, School of Law(LL.M., International Legal Studies)
Sep 1999 - Aug 2000Kelley Drye & Warren (New York, USA)
Jun 2003 - Mar 2004Arbitration Law Follow-up Research Group (administered by the Office for Promotion of Justice System Reform, established by the Cabinet)
Apr 2010 - Mar 2013Practicing-Attorney-Professor for Civil Advocacy at the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
Jul 2012 - Feb 2014Japan Commercial Arbitration Association, Commercial Arbitration Rules Amendment Committee
Feb 2014 -Japan Commercial Arbitration Association, Procedure Consultative Committee
Apr 2017 - Mar 2018Vice President, Daini Tokyo Bar Association
Oct 2017 - Mar 2018Investigative Commission for the Introduction of IT into Litigation Procedures, Etc. (Cabinet Secretariat, General Bureau for the Revitalization of the Japanese Economy)
Mar 2018 - Director, Japan Association of Arbitrators
Jul 2018 - Research Group for the Introduction of IT into Civil Litigation Procedures, Etc. (Japan Institute of Business Law)
Nov 2018 - Examiner for the National Bar Examination and the National Preliminary Bar Examination (in Charge of the Code of Civil Procedure)
Jun 2019 - Chair of the Committee on Civil Procedure of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations

Publications

Jan 2018
Jul 2017
Dec 2016
Current Situation and Issues in Civil Witness Examination (Round-table talk) Horitsu-no-hiroba Vol. 69 No.11 [November 2016 issue]
Nov 2016
Oct 2016
Oct 2016
Improvement and Reinforcement of Evidence Collection the Liberty & Justice, April 2016 issue
Apr 2016
Interpretation of Contracts for B to B Transactions (Round-table talk) the Hanrei Times No. 1401 [August 2014 issue]
Aug 2014
Jun 2014
Round-Table Discussions among Lawyers with Experience Practicing as Arbitrators Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (Website)
Aug 2013
Dec 2012
Jul 2012
Apr 2012
Profile of an arbitrator on the list JCA Journal, September 2011 issue
Sep 2011
PLC Cross-border Arbitration Handbook 2010/11 (Japan Chapter) PLC Cross-border Arbitration Handbook 2010/11
Jul 2010
Latest M&A Precedents and Practices Hanrei Times Co., Ltd.
Jul 2009
PLC Cross-border Arbitration Handbook 2009/10 (Japan Chapter) PLC Cross-border Arbitration Handbook 2009/10
Jun 2009
May 2009
May 2009
Proxy-fight Regulations and Moritex Case Analysis the Hanrei Times No. 1279 [December 1, 2008 issue]
Dec 2008
Legal Analysis of OEM Agreements the Hanrei Times No. 1266 [June 15, 2008 issue]
Jun 2008
Compass for M&A Seirin Shoin Co., Ltd.
Oct 2007
Sep 2007
Arbitration/ADR Forum Vol. 1(1) Shinzansha Publisher Co.,Ltd.
Jul 2007
Front Line of Joint Venture Agreements (Round-table talk) the Hanrei Times No. 1203 [May 1, 2006 issue]
May 2006
Data Protection Law Poses Problems for M&A The IFLR Guide to Japan 2005, International Financial Law Review
Jan 2005

Lectures

Practical Issues of Civil Examination The Japan Federation of Bar Associations and The Chubu Federation of Bar Associations
Aug 25, 2018
Feb 28, Nov 19, 2018
Apr 8, 10, 13, 2013
Dec 16, 2009
Nov 11, 2009
May 22, 2009
Nov 28, Dec 2-3, 2008
Jun 15, 2007
May 18, 2007, Mar 28, 2008
Examination of Arbitrators' Ethical Codes Japan Association of Arbitrators (JAA)
Jun 14, Nov 1, 2006

Achievements

Professional Admissions

  • Japan (1995)
  • New York (2000)

Professional and Academic Associations

  • Daini Tokyo Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association
  • Japan Association of Arbitrators
  • Japan Bar Association
  • Japan Association for Consumer Law
  • Japan Association of Private Law
  • Japan Association of the Law of Civil Procedure
  • Japan Association of the Law of Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Languages

  • Japanese
  • English