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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

IZUMI GARDEN TOWER, 28TH FLOOR, 1-6-1 ROPPONGI, MINATO-KU, TOKYO 106-6028, JAPAN
Tel:
Work +81 3 3224 2900
Fax:
Fax +81 3 3224 2901
Web:
www.orrick.com

Shinsuke Yakura

Tel:
Work + 81 3 3224 2922
Email:
Web:
www.orrick.com
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Work Department

Litigation

Position

Partner

Career

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. 

Languages

Japanese
English


Japan: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution – International firms and joint ventures

Within: Dispute resolution – International firms and joint ventures

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP acts for both international clients in Japan-based disputes and domestic entities in outbound matters, and has recently been advising clients caught in actions pertaining to new technologies, cyber security and data protection. Yoshihiro Takatori leads the group and acted for a leading Japanese electronics manufacturer in international mediation proceedings administered by the JCAA over defects in television sets manufactured by a Hong Kong entity. Shinsuke Yakura was supported by managing associates Kei Kato and Masao Fujino to represent a retailer in a dispute brought by a fashion designer alleging violations of her rights to publicity, copyright law and breaches of the retailer's antitrust obligations; the client counter-sued for breach of contract. Also notable is managing associate Haruka Matsumoto who advised a medical device manufacturer on an internal investigation arising from a series of whistleblower reports concerning issues of bribery, bid-rigging and corruption. David Case is experienced in the field of intellectual property and is also a key name to note.

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Japan: Intellectual property

Intellectual property – International firms and joint ventures

Within: Intellectual property – International firms and joint ventures

With expertise in cross-border litigation, licence negotiations and strategic IP work, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP attracts a high-profile list of domestic and international clients including Toshiba and Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting. The practice also handles a large amount of non-contentious work spanning IP licensing and patent portfolio management, and has been notably involved in emerging markets including Internet of Things and artificial intelligence (AI); Shinsuke Yakura is the Asia head for the firm’s global AI group. The department is also experienced in cross-border IP, Yoshihiro Takatori is a key name for counterfeiting work, and managing associate Kei Kato handles contentious matters. David Case leads the department and recently advised Shindengen Electric Manufacturing on negotiating a licence agreement with WiTricity, a US-based technology company.

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