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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
TOKYO 106-6028

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Shinsuke Yakura is the Office Leader of Orrick’s Tokyo Office. His practice focuses on intellectual property, antitrust, product liability, medical and pharmaceutical disputes, employment law, including labor law related disputes, and other commercial disputes for both domestic and foreign companies. He also specializes in white collar and corporate investigation with a focus on antitrust as well as FCPA/UKBA and anti-bribery related matters.



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Japan > Dispute resolution: International firms and joint ventures

(Leading individuals: Bengoshi)

Shinsuke YakuraOrrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP offers domestic and international clients representation in large high-profile cross-border litigation and arbitration cases in connection with a wide range of matters, including M&A, joint ventures and labour law. Another area of particular strength of the practice is data protection and cybersecurity, where it often assists Japanese companies and government bodies with global compliance issues. As part of its regulatory contentious offering, the team advises on white-collar crime, whistleblowing, anti-bribery and anti-corruption matters. Leading the group is Shinsuke Yakura, who is recommended for IP and dispute resolution matters. Yakura is supported by senior associate Haruka Matsumoto, who is noted for his experience in handling fraud investigations and compliance matters for foreign subsidiaries of Japanese companies.

Japan > Intellectual property: International firms and joint ventures

(Leading individuals: Bengoshi)

Shinsuke YakuraOrrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

The IP team at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is noted for its track record in representing domestic and international clients before both Japanese and US courts, where it frequently handles SEP licensing disputes and cross-border patent infringement litigation. Notable for his wealth of experience in handling IP litigation, arbitration and cybersecurity matters in a wide range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, computer software and manufacturing, Shinsuke Yakura oversees the practice. Yakura is supported by senior associates Masao Fujino, whose expertise spans patent infringement disputes and trade secret misappropriation, and Anri Nakamoto, who is recommended for contentious and non-contentious IP matters.