ICC Arbitration Conference and book launch

Tokyo, Japan, • Japanese & English

The conference will include two panel discussions on arbitration in Japan and on the enforcement of arbitral awards in different jurisdictions, and will be followed by the launch of the book “Enforcing Arbitral Awards in India”.


The ICC International Court of Arbitration with the support of Herbert Smith Freehills, Japan, FTI Consulting and the University of Kobe will be hosting this conference that will provide an active platform for participants to express their views and engage in interactive debates. The conference will schedule two panel discussions followed by a book launch on “Enforcing Arbitral Awards in India”

The first panel will highlight key issues surrounding what more could be done to further promote Japan as an active seat of arbitration, including by the government, the arbitration community on the ground, institutions such as the ICC and the users themselves.

The panellists in the second session will address issues related to enforcement of arbitral awards in several key jurisdictions including Japan, India, Singapore and United Kingdom.

The conference will be followed by a book launch on “Enforcing Arbitral Awards in India” a recent Lexis Nexis publication.

Who should attend?

All in-house counsel, legal practitioners, arbitrators and academics interested in the field of dispute resolution. The conference is also open to business people who wish to learn more about arbitration as an option for Dispute Resolution in India.


15:00-16:00Panel 1: International arbitration in Japan and how to improve Japan’s standing as a viable seat
16:00-16:15Tea break
16:15-17:00Panel 2: Enforcement of Arbitral Awards
17:00-17:45Book Launch “Enforcing Arbitral Awards in India”
17:45-19:00Cocktails & networking reception


Abhinav BhushanDirector, South Asia, ICC Arbitration & ADR, Singapore
James ClaxtonProfessor, University of Kobe, Kobe, Japan
Nakul DewanBarrister, 20 Essex Street, Singapore/London and Advocate, Supreme Court of India
David GilmoreManaging Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills Tokyo, Japan
Christopher HuntPartner, Herbert Smith Freehills, Tokyo, Japan
Moazzam KhanCo-head International Dispute Resolution Practice, Nishith Desai Associates, New Delhi
Junya NaitoPartner, Momo-O, Matsuo & Namba
Yoshimi OharaPartner, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Yoko MaedaSpecial Counsel, City Yuwa Partners
Mugi SekidoPartner, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Logistical notes

Tokyo Midtown Hall & Conference 4F (9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-6241)

Room 5 & 6

Link to map: http://sites.herbertsmithfreehills.vuturevx.com/146/9502/landing-pages/midtown-conference-centre-map.pdf?sid=a9e6947d-2c9b-4938-9003-0be8323b1ca3


Travel and accommodation

Travel and hotel expenses are not included. Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and hotel reservations.


Dress Code



To register for this event,  please  send an email with your contact details to naoko.goto@hsf.com By registering, you are consenting to your details being shared with Herbert Smith Freehills.

Contact us

  • Naoko Goto
  • +81 3 5412 5472
  • Business Development Manager, Japan and South Korea
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