Yoshimi Ohara is a partner at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Tokyo office.
She represented both domestic and foreign clients in international arbitration in various seats under the rules of the ICC, ICSID, AAA/ICDR, SIAC and JCAA. Before launching her international arbitration practice, she was active in the area of corporate transactions and IP dispute resolution. With a strong corporate and IP background, she has extensive experience in dealing with disputes covering a wide range of subjects, including M&A, joint ventures, investment, infrastructure, energy, construction, insurance, joint development, technology transfer, licensing, procurement, sales and distribution. Yoshimi served as sole arbitrator and presiding arbitrator in international arbitration under the auspices of the ICC, SIAC, JCAA, KCAB and UNCITRAL rules in various seats. She helped shape soft law in the field of international arbitration as a member of the task force of professional conduct of counsel and conflicts of interest subcommittee of the IBA Arbitration Committee. Ms Ohara is currently serving as Vice-President of the ICC Court, a governing board member of the ICCA and a board member of the Japan Association of Arbitrators and Swiss Arbitration Association. She also served as Vice-President of the LCIA (2013-2015). She teaches international arbitration at Keio University Law School (2014-).