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Hiroyuki Tezuka is a member partner of Nishimura & Partners, one of Japan’s leading international lawfirms, and heads the firm’s international litigation practicegroup. He specialises in international litigation andarbitration, commercial litigation and (friendly andhostile) mergers and acquisitions. He has representedmany international clients including premier Japaneseand foreign manufacturers, banking and securities firms,insurance companies and news media in dispute resolutionsinvolving antitrust laws, corporate governance,insurance laws, intellectual property, defamation, jointventures, licensing, construction and other commercialmatters as well as international bankruptcy. Mr Tezukahas been involved in a number of international commercialarbitration cases under the rules of the JCAA,ICC and AAA.Mr Tezuka is a graduate of the University of Tokyo(LLB, 1984) and Harvard Law School (LLM, 1992). Heis a member of the Japanese and New York Bars.Mr Tezuka worked at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton,in New York from 1992 to 1993. From 2003 to2005, he was the Coordinator of the Legislative Councilof the Ministry of Justice (Modernisation of PrivateInternational Law). He served as secretary to theArbitration Committee of the IBA Dispute ResolutionSection from 2005 to 2006 and has served as vice chairto the same committee from January 2007 to present.From 2006, he has been committee vice chairperson,Dispute Resolution and Arbitration, of the Inter-PacificBar Association.He is the author of numerous articles in Japanese andinternational legal publications.
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