Yoshimi Ohara

Yoshimi Ohara

Partner, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
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Yoshimi Ohara is a partner at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu in the Tokyo office. She has represented both domestic and foreign clients in international arbitration in various seats under the rules of 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, and sales and distribution. She has served as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and presiding arbitrator in international arbitrations under ICC, SIAC, JCAA, KCAB, ICDR and UNCITRAL rules in various seats. She helped to shape soft law in the field of international arbitration as a member of the Task Force on Counsel Conduct and the Conflicts of Interest Subcommittee of the IBA Arbitration Committee. She is currently serving as a governing board member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration and a board member of the Japan Association of Arbitrators and the Swiss Arbitration Association. She also served as vice president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (2015–2021) and vice president of London Court of International Arbitration (2013–2015). Yoshimi is a member of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators designated by Japan. Since 2014, she has taught international arbitration for the LLM programme at Keio University Law School. She is a member of Japanese Bar and New York Bar.

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