PRACTICE AREAS

Litigation and Other Forms of Dispute Resolution International Litigation, Arbitration, Mediation and ADR

Responding to the Internationalization of Disputes
With the internationalization of corporate activity, disputes among corporations have become more complex and transnational, occurring in multiple countries.  In such international disputes, the handling of legal proceedings in overseas litigation and understanding overseas legal systems and precedents, as well as close and smooth cooperation with overseas lawyers are necessary.  At TMI, there are many attorneys who have studied at overseas law schools and trained at overseas law firms, and we are ready to cooperate at any time with the attorneys at our overseas branch offices and affiliated law firms.  In fact, by utilizing such strength of our firm, we have a wealth of experience and a proven track record for a wide variety of international disputes relating to international transactions, insurance, product liability, intellectual property, wills and inheritance and other matters.

The Significance of ADR
Also, for international transactions, clients often select alternate dispute resolution (ADR) such as arbitration and mediation outside of court as methods to resolve disputes.  These procedures are quite dissimilar to ordinary civil litigation in the course of their proceedings, their methods for allegation and standards of proof, their bodies which determine the merits of the cases and also in other respects; therefore, setting forth effective allegations and meeting standards of proof in accordance with each procedure are requirements for success.  Our attorneys have been participating in dispute resolution as client representatives, arbitrators and mediators in numerous cases for various types of arbitration and meditation associations including major arbitration associations such as the ICC and the JCAA, and arbitration associations for particular business interests such as the Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center, and WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center.  Also, as for arbitration, our firm assists in the selection of the arbitrator, designating and appointing arbitrators with knowledge and experience capable of understanding the specifics and intricacies of the case concerned.  

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Related Articles and Publications

2017/03/01BOOK “The Dispute Resolution Review 9th Edition”
2016/02/16ARTICLE “Efficient Measures for E-Discovery Vol.3”
2016/02/15ARTICLE “Information Governance for Globalizing Japanese Enterprises”
2016/01/27ARTICLE “Efficient Measures for E-Discovery Vol.2”
2016/01/05ARTICLE “Efficient Measures for E-Discovery”

Related Seminars and Lectures

2016/08/10EXTERNAL “Conference on the Utilization of AI – In Commemoration of the Launch of FRONTEO”
2016/06/08EXTERNAL “What Would You Do If You Suddenly Receive a Complaint from the U.S.? – The Latest Developments in Practical Responses to U.S. Litigation Which Legal and Intellectual Property Department Staff Should Know [In Light of Amendments to Laws]”
2015/09/01EXTERNAL “Arbitration in Asia”
2015/03/26Hosted / Co-hosted Special joint seminar by Simmons&Simmons and TMI Associates: “Resolving Cross Border Disputes through Arbitration: How Does It Work in Practice”
2014/12/16Hosted / Co-hosted Joint seminar by TMI Associates and Kroll Ontrack [Part 2: Preparation before the Crisis] “What to Prepare for Before the Crisis and How to Make the Best Use of Japanese Law Firms – Decide Now to Save Your Company! A First Step Toward Cost Reduction and Avoiding Sanctions”
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