一橋綜合法律事務所 | SAH & Co.

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Providing the highest quality of legal services for domestic and overseas business society together with globalized corporate activities

Members

Lawyer:
【Contact information】

TEL:+81-3-3291-2974

【Short Biography】
Makoto Shimada is a lawyer admitted to the bar in Japan in April 1981. He majored law at Keio University, obtained judicial qualification and then studied at University College London where he was given master of law degree in 1986. Since 2004, he has been a professor of law at Keio University Law School where he teaches legal practices of civil litigation, commercial arbitration and negotiation, as well as law of art business and English commercial law. He is also a visiting professor of City Law School, University of London. Prior to the above appointment he practiced international commercial law and dispute resolutions at several law firms, including Nagashima, Ohno & Tsunematsu in Tokyo (1981-1985) and Norton Rose Fulbright in London (1986-1989). The area of his present interest is arbitration in art and cultural heritage.
【Professional and Academic Associations】
     [Membership]
  1. The Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association
  2. Federation of Japanese Bar Associations
  3. Union International des Avocats
  4. The Institute of Art and Law, UK (Academic Member and Diploma in Art Profession Law and Ethics)
  5. Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK (FCIArb)
     [Activities]
  1. Chairman of the International Dispute Resolution Committee, Keio University Law School, 2017- present
  2. Vice-President of Art Law Commission, International Association of Lawyers, 2006-2010
  3. Examiner for the National Bar Examination, Ministry of Justice, 2005-2007
  4. Chairman of the Lawyers Training Committee, the Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association, 2002-2007
  5. Chairman of the Legal Apprenticeship Guidance Committee, the Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association, 2000-2002
  6. Vice-President of the Training Committee, Japan Federation of the Bar Associations, 2000-2001
  7. Chairman of the Legal Study Committee, the Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association, 1998-2000
【Main area of services】
  • International Business Law and Practice including negotiating and drafting of various international commercial contracts, International Dispute Resolutions including International civil litigation and commercial arbitration, Art Law and English Contract Law
【Main Seminars】
     See “Cases, Publications and Seminars
【Main Publications】
     See “Cases, Publications and Seminars
Lawyer:
【Contact information】

TEL:+81-3-3291-2972

【Background】
Mitsuhiro Amitani received a Bachelor of Laws degree and Master of Laws degree from Keio University. He received a Master of Laws degree from University of Washington.
【Professional and Academic Associations】
His professional membership includes Tokyo Diichi Bar Association, Federation of the Bar Associations of Japan in 1985.
【Main area of services】
  • Corporate and Commercial,
  • Intellectual Property,
  • Real Estate and Litigation.
Lawyer:
【Contact information】

TEL:+81-3-3291-2982

【Background】
Ohki Hirata received a Bachelor of Laws degree from Nagoya University in 1980. He passed Bar Examination in 1980 and took two year course at the Legal and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Justice in Japan and graduated in 1983. He received a Diploma in Shipping Law from University College London in 1989.
【Professional and Academic Associations】
His professional memberships include Tokyo Bar Association, Federation of the Bar Associations of Japan in 1983, the Maritime Law Association of Japan, arbitrator of Tokyo Maritime Arbitration Commission of the Japan Shipping Exchange, Inc.,The researcher of Institute of Maritime Law Waseda University.
【Main area of services】
  • Maritime law including litigation and arbitration
  • Cargo claim based on subrogation of insurance
  • Disputes of contract of carriage and charter party
  • International sales of goods
  • Marine insurance and general insurance
  • General average and salvage
  • International litigation and arbitration including in England, China, Korea, Taiwan and Thiland
  • Maritime arbitration
  • Limitation of Shipowner’s liability proceeding
  • Product liability proceeding
  • International maritime bankruptcy
  • Foreign real estate
【Main involved public cases】
  1. Tokyo High Court’s judgment on 25th October 2000 for the Core No7 concerning claim for damages
  2. Tokyo District Court’s judgment on 26th February 2002 for the Monet painting case concerning insurance claim under marine policy.
  3. Tokyo District Court’s judgment on 27th October 2008 for the Keiyo concerning claim for damages
  4. Tokyo District Court’s judgment on 16th February 2010 for the Giant Step concerning claim for damages
  5. Tokyo District Court’s judgment on 15th July 2011 for the White Fuji and White Koowa concerning claim for damages
  6. Tokyo High Court’s judgment on 28th February 2013 for the NYK Argus concerning claim for damages against the shipper who failed to inform dangerous cargo
  7. Tokyo High Court’s judgment on 29th October 2014 for the NYK Argus concerning claim for damages against the manufacture who produced dangerous cargo and failed to inform its danger
【Main seminars】
  1. The Rotterdam Rules: The Cargo Interests’ Perspective at Symposium held on 22nd November 2011 under the title of the Rotterdam Rules in the Asian-Pacific Region
  2. Recent case concerning the subrogation claim at Nakaide7s marine insurance seminar on 1st June 2013
【Main Publications】
His major publications include a translation of “The Fanti and The Padre Island case”, [1991] 2 AC 1, decided by the House of Lords, “The Effect of the 1968 Brussels Jurisdiction Convention on Admiralty Actions in Rem.” My major articles include “The Captain Gregos – Short Delivery of Cargo and Time Limitation Under the Hague–Visby Rules,” “The Captain Gregos No. 2 – Time Limit Defense Under the Hague–Visby Rules, Based on Implied Contract and Bailment.” and “Maritime Claim in Japan”, (The Asian Business Lawyer, Korea University Legal Research Institute, 2008). “English governing law clause in Marine Cargo Policy and delay interest under English law” (Legal Issues on International Commercial and Maritime Law II, 2011).

The Rotterdam Rules: The Cargo Interests’ Perspective in the Professor Tomotaka Fujita’s edition of he Rotterdam Rules in the Asian-Pacific Region
Lawyer:
【Contact information】

TEL:+81-3-3291-0636

【Background】
Shinsuke Sasahara received a Bachelor of Laws degree from Chuo University in 1981. I passed Bar Examination in 1982. He took two year course at the Legal and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Justice in Japan and graduated in 1985.
【Professional and Academic Associations】
His professional memberships include Tokyo Bar Association and Federation of the Bar Associations of Japan.
【Main area of services】
  • Corporate and Commercial Transactions
  • Joint venture
  • Real Estate
  • Litigation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Family Law (inheritance, guardianship)
  • Criminal Defence
Lawyer:
【Contact information】

TEL:+81-3-3291-2984

【Background】
Arito Sasaki received a Bachelor of Laws degree from Hitotsubashi University in 1995. He passed Bar Examination in 1997 and took two year course at the Legal and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Justice in Japan and graduated in 1999.
【Professional and Academic Associations】
His professional memberships include Tokyo Bar Association, Federation of the Bar Associations of Japan in 1999.
【Main area of services】
  • Transport and maritime disputes, including, cargo claim based on subrogation of insurance, charter party disputes, bills of lading disputes, etc.
  • Corporate and Commercial transactions, including, international sales of goods, license agreement, franchise agreements, joint venture agreements, M&A, distribution agreements, etc.
  • Maritime related transactions, including, ship sales, shipbuilding, ship finance, etc.
  • Dispute resolution, including, litigation in foreign jurisdiction (Japan, England, China, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand), international commercial arbitration (JCAA etc.), international maritime arbitration (JSE etc.).
  • Preservation and enforcement of claims, including, ship arrest and release, attachment, limitation of shipowner’s liability proceeding, bankruptcy, civil rehabilitation, corporate reorganization procedures, etc.
  • Other services, including legal advice for marine insurance and general insurance, product liability matters etc.
Lawyer:
【Contact information】

TEL:+81-3-3291-0140

【Background】
Taku Tomita received a Bachelor of Laws degree from Waseda University in 1997. He passed Bar Examination in 2000 and was admitted to Tokyo Bar Association in 2002.
【Professional and Academic Association】
His professional memberships include Tokyo Bar Association and the Maritime Law Association of Japan.
【Main Area of Services】
  • Maritime law (cargo claim, charter party, collision, etc.)
  • Insurance
  • International sales of goods
  • Intellectual property (license agreement)
  • Bankruptcy, civil rehabilitation and corporate reorganization
Lawyer:
【Contact information】

TEL:+81-3-3291-2996

【Background】
Hiroshi Ichiki received a Bachelor of Laws degree from Chuo University in 1998.I joined Gakushu Kan Limited Company in 1998. I passed Bar Examination in 2005. I took two year course at the Legal and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Justice in Japan and graduated in 2007.
【Professional and Academic Associations】
His professional memberships include Tokyo Bar Association and Federation of the Bar Associations of Japan.
【Main area of services】
  • Corporate and Commercial Transactions
  • Corporate Governance
  • Labour dispute
  • Bankruptcy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sport and Entertainment law
  • Copy right
  • Trademark
  • Real Estate and construction
  • Family Law (inheritance, guardianship, divorce )
  • Traffic accident
  • Civil & Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defence
  • Treatment against antisocial forces
Lawyer:
【Contact information】

TEL:+81-3-5577-4056

【Background】
  • Yoshiko Ohta graduated Department of Law, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan.
  • She graduated Gaduate school of Law, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan (Master of Law).
  • She graduated Keio University Law School (Juris Doctor).
【Professional and Academic Associations】
Her professional memberships include Tokyo Bar Association and Federation of the Bar Associations of Japan.
【Main area of services】
  • Corporate and Commercial Transactions
  • Litigation & Arbitration
  • Labor Law
  • Real Estate
  • Intellectual Property
  • Cross-Border Transactions
  • Bankruptcy
  • Family Law (inheritance, guardianship)
Lawyer:
【Contact information】

TEL:+81-3-3291-2975

【Background】
Atsushi Kodani graduated from Osaka University, School of Engineering, Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering in 1996. He joined the Navy in 1997, and worked on Navigation, Guided Missile Lunching Operation, and Weather Forecasting as a warship’s deck officer. He got a Juris Doctor degree from Waseda Law School in 2010.
【Professional and Academic Associations】
His professional memberships include Tokyo Bar Association, Federation of the Bar Associations of Japan in 2013. In addition, He have registered as a Maritime Counselor at Japan Marine Accident Tribunal, and joined to The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers as an Associate Member.
【Main area of services】
  • Maritime law including litigation and arbitration
  • Cargo claim based on subrogation of insurance
  • Disputes of contract of carriage and charter party
  • Marine accident inquiry
  • Limitation of shipowner liability proceeding
  • Product liability proceeding
  • Disputes of financial Instruments including complex derivatives transactions
Lawyer:
【Contact information】

TEL:+81-3-6273-7877

【Background】
March 1969 Graduated Faculty of Law, Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan
October 1969 Passed National Bar Examination
April
to March
 1970
 1972
Attended Legal Training and Research Institute of Supreme Court of Japan as legal apprentice
April
to March
 1972
 1974
Served as Public Prosecutor
April 1974Admitted to First Tokyo Bar Association
September
to September
 1974
 1978
Attended graduate course at the University College of London (Diploma in Shipping Law)
Since 2000 Served as Visiting Professor at Dean of Law School of Dalian Maritime University, China
2004
to 2009
 Served as Visiting Professor at Law School of Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan
2010
to 2016
 Served as Visiting Professor at graduate course of Waseda University, Japan
【Main Area of Practice】
Shipping Law, General Transportation Law, Charter Party, Ship Sale/Purchase & Finance, Shipbuilding, International Commodity Transactions, Marine Insurances including P&I Insurance, Admiralty/Casualty including collision, general average & salvage, Shipping related Litigation & Arbitration (both domestic and overseas), Shipping related Insolvency (both domestic and overseas)
【High-profile Marine Casualty Cases involved】
  1. PCIFIC ARES: collision with NO.10 YUYO MARU, acting as counsel for the owner of PCIFIC ARES
  2. NAKHODKA: oil pollution (occurred in 2001), acting as counsel for the owner of NAKHODKA
  3. BUEN VIENTO: sinking with cargo on board (occurred in 2002), acting as court appointed administrator in limitation proceedings
  4. HUAL EUROPE: stranding and sinking of a car carrier with cargo on board (occurred in 2002), acting as court appointed administrator in limitation proceedings
  5. NYK ARGUS: explosion of dangerous goods carried on board (occurred in 2004), causing serious damage to other cargo stowed in same hold and carrying vessel, acting as counsel for the owner of NYK ARGUS
  6. OCEAN VICTORY: grounding case involving safe port issue (occurred in 2006) with total loss of the vessel, litigated in Tokyo and London, acting as counsel for the time charterer of OCEAN VICTORY
【Presentations】
  1. “Recent Legal Development and Important Issues”, at San Francisco Conference of Asia Pacific Bar Association 1996
  2. “Mortgage Enforcement in Japan”, at Panama Maritime Conference 1996
  3. “Overview of Memorandum of Agreement, Code Name NIPPON SALE 1993”, at International Bar Association Conference 1998
  4. “Arrest of Ship in Japan”, at Dalian Maritime University 2000
  5. “Arrest of Ship in Japan”, at Japan-China Maritime Law Seminar Beijing 2001
  6. “EU Competition Law at JSE Seminar 2008
  7. New York Convention and Maritime Law at CMI Conference New York 2016
【Papers/Publications】
  1. “Legal issues concerning natural disaster and marine transportation” (Kaiun, 1995)
  2. “ISM Code and relating legal issues” (Kaiun, 1996)
  3. “Recent Legal Developments and Important Issues in Japan” (Bulletin of JSE, 1996)
  4. “ISM Code and relating legal issues” (Kutsuna Maritime Law Study Group, 1998)
  5. “Electronic Bills of Lading” (Kaiun, 2000)
  6. Coordination on Book titled "Charter Party and Bill of Lading (Kaibundo, 2002)
  7. “Questions for International Comparative Legal Guide, Commodities, Japan Part” (Global Legal Group, 2005)
  8. “Ship as security device” (Shin-Nihon Hoki, 2008)
  9. “EU Competition Law and Shipping Industries” (Kaiun, 2009)
  10. “New York Convention and Maritime Law” (Report of the Japanese Maritime Law Association, 2017)
【Membership】
  • Japanese Maritime Law Association
  • Maritime Law Association of Japan
  • Arbitrator of Tokyo Maritime Arbitration Commission at JSE
Claim manager: 
【Contact information】

TEL:+81-3-3291-2979

【Post, etc.】
  • Ex Marine dept of Mitsui Simotomo Marine and Fire Insurance Co., Ltd
Consultant:
【Contact information】

TEL:+81-3-6273-7877

【Post, etc.】
  • Ex Commercial Lines Claims dept of Tokio Marine and Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd (Marine)
  • Ex member of Legislative Council of Ministry of Justice of Japan (transportation and maritime)
Consultant:
【Contact information】

TEL:+81-3-6273-7877

【Post, etc.】
  • Ex general manager of shipping dept of Marubeni Co., Ltd

Address

Takebashi 3-3 Building 3F,3-3 Kanda Nishikicho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0054 Japan
Tel +81-3-3291-2971 (9:00am to 5:00pm)
Fax +81-3-3291-0137

Access

Tokyo Metro Hanzomon line, Toei Shinjuku line, Toei Mita line,
Jinbocho Station
(A9) exit 5 minute walk
Tokyo Metro Tozai Line
Takebashi Station
(3b) exit 3 minute walk
JR
Ochanomizu Station
Ochanomizu bashiguchi 15 minute walk

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