Orrick Library Seminar Series: Litigation and Arbitration in Europe after Brexit

Seminar | April.11.2018 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm (Tokyo Standard Time)

Orrick Tokyo Office オリック東京オフィス


Orrick’s Global Japan Practice is hosting a series of “Orrick Library” seminars to explore legal issues in various fields in Japan as well as the United States, Asia and Europe. The next seminar will be held on Wednesday, April 11 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

The presentation will focus on the current status of the negotiations regarding the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. We will dare to take a glance into the crystal ball to see what may happen with respect to the regulatory framework governing cross-border litigation and arbitration between the UK on the one hand, and continental Europe on the other hand – represented by Germany as Europe’s current economic powerhouse. In the course of the seminar, we will address, inter alia, issues such as establishing jurisdiction, serving process abroad, the taking of evidence abroad and in particular the recognition and enforcement of judgments. Fundamental changes are likely to occur. The discussion will then investigate what the effects of the Brexit may be on cross-border arbitrations and if the latter are a possible solution. It will be presented by Nicholas Kessler, partner in Orrick’s Dusseldorf Office and member of the International Arbitration group.

Topics that will be discussed:

  • State court jurisdiction under the Brussels 1a-Regulation before and after Brexit
  • Service of process under the European Service Regulation before and after Brexit
  • Taking of evidence under the European Evidence Regulation before and after Brexit
  • Recognition and Enforcement under the European Regime before and after Brexit
  • Changes to the regulatory framework for cross-border arbitrations?
  • Substantive law disputes resulting from Brexit

This seminar will be presented by videoconference. There will be time set asides for questions and answers.

Date: Wednesday April 11, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (Registration from 5:45 pm)
Place: Orrick Tokyo Law Office (Map)
Speakers: Nicholas Kessler, Partner, Düsseldorf Office
Language: English
Fee: No charge
Registration deadline: April 9 (Monday)

* Tokyo Litigation Partners Yoshihiro Takatori, David Case and Shinsuke Yakura will join and offer additional perspectives in Japanese.

* * Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is an accredited MCLE provider in the States of New York and California.  This continuing legal education course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1.5 credit hours, of which 1.5 credit hours can be applied toward the areas of professional practice requirement.



オリックのグローバル・ジャパン・プラクティスでは、「Orrick Library」と題し、日本のみならず米国、アジアおよびヨーロッパの各地域における様々な分野の法律問題についてセミナーを開催しております。次回のセミナーは、2018年4月11日(水)、午後6時~午前7時半にて開催いたします。



  • ブレグジット前・後のブラッセル条約1a-Regulationに基づく欧州裁判管轄
  • ブレグジット前・後のEuropean Service Regulationに基づく送達
  • ブレグジット前・後のEuropean Evidence Regulationに基づく証拠の収集
  • ブレグジット前・後の欧州体制下における判決の承認と執行
  • クロスボーダーの仲裁に関する規制の枠組みの変更
  • ブレグジットに起因する実体法上の紛争


日 時:2018年4月11日(水)6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (開場および受付開始5:45 pm)
会 場:オリック東京法律事務所(アクセス)
講 師:デュッセルドルフ・オフィス、パートナー、ニコラス・ケスラー
言 語:英語

※1 当セミナーのプレゼンテーションは英語で行われますが、東京オフィス訴訟グループの髙取 芳宏弁護士(第一東京弁護士会)、ディビッド・ケイス外国法事務弁護士(第二東京弁護士会)及び矢倉 信介弁護士(第一東京弁護士会)が適宜、日本語で質問等にお答え致します。

※2 このプログラムは米国ニューヨーク州及びカリフォルニア州のCLEクレジットの対象となっています。


CLE Credits Available: Y



  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Cyber
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Mass Torts & Product Liability
  • Intellectual Property
  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Japan

Yoshihiro Takatori Partner Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution


Yoshi Takatori is head partner of Orrick's Global Japan practice and Tokyo's Litigation Group. His practice focuses on cross-border dispute resolution including multi-jurisdictional litigation and international arbitration on intellectual property, product liability, anti-trust, FCPA and UKBA and compliance investigation and disputes involving labor laws. Yoshi has been recognized by numerous international publications such as being ranked Band 1 as a Dispute Resolution lawyer in Chambers Asia Pacific and recognized as a leading individual for Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property for Asia Pacific Legal 500.

Yoshi has an active practice advising and counseling multi-national Japanese companies and the Japanese Government, on proactive cybersecurity program development and strategy. He also advises on cybersecurity issues in the context of adversarial proceedings and dispute resolution. He is an Editor and Co-author of “Cyber Security Strategy for Litigation and Compliance,” which is the first book in the Japanese legal marketplace discussing multi-stakeholder risk management strategies relating to external cyber-attacks and insider cyber trade secret theft. He is regularly consulted by leading media outlets, including TV and newspapers, and quoted, in major business publications on cybersecurity issues and insights.

Yoshi's previous experience includes:

  • representing several Japanese companies in the Cresvale Securities (Princeton Bonds) incident, which victimized over 150 Japanese companies, and played a central role in the trial and settlement procedures in Japan and New York;

  • successfully representing clients in a number of IP-related dispute resolutions involving trademark, counterfeit and patent issues in U.S., Asian and EU jurisdictions. In recent years he has gained attention for victories in compensation for damages of trademark infringement in foreign countries through application of foreign law and Japanese law through the Act on General Rules for Application of Laws; and

  • numerous achievements in cross-border enforcement, trial and international arbitration such as obtaining a temporary restraining order in Japanese court based on the certified decision in California that includes JPY280 billion in punitive damages.

In addition, Yoshi is listed as a recommended arbitrator for the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA) and listed on SIAC's Panel of Arbitrators and KCAB’s Panel of Arbitrators and as a Specialist Mediator at Singapore International Mediation Center (SIMC). He is a qualified FCIArb and serves key positions in the international arbitration field such as being the executive director for the Japan Association of Arbitrators, and co-convener of the Japan Chapter of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb.).

Prior to joining Orrick, he was chair of the litigation department at the Tokyo office of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP.



  • Intellectual Property
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • IP Counseling & Due Diligence
  • 3D Printing
  • Japan
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

David Case Partner Intellectual Property, Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution


David Case is an experienced intellectual property and commercial disputes lawyer in Orrick’s Tokyo office. His experience in Japan and New York includes a variety of intellectual property and information technology contentious and non-contentious matters on behalf of Japanese and non-Japanese clients.

In connection with his contentious work, David has assisted with or been lead counsel in numerous litigations and arbitrations venued in the United States and Japan involving intellectual property infringement claims or commercial claims involving intellectual property rights. David also regularly supports Orrick’s M&A and venture start-up teams in respect of intellectual property and information technology aspects of cross border M&A and venture capital deals.



  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Patents
  • Copyright, Trademark & False Advertising
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Mass Torts & Product Liability
  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Japan

Shinsuke Yakura Partner Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Patents


Shinsuke Yakura is the Office Leader of Orrick's Tokyo office and a member of the Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group. He is an expert in handling cross-border litigation, arbitration, intellectual property and compliance matters.

His practice focuses on intellectual property, antitrust, product liability, medical and pharmaceutical, and other commercial disputes for both domestic and foreign companies. He actively engages in cross-border litigation and arbitration, and draws on his extensive knowledge and experience from various countries.

In regards to intellectual property, Shinsuke has represented numerous companies in patent infringement litigation involving a wide range of technologies related to electric devices and industrial machinery. He has also handled other IP-related issues such as trademark, copyright and right to publicity. He is a qualified patent attorney (Benrishi) in Japan.

Recently, he has been involved in business and legal issues related to artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and big data; he also acts as the Asia representative of Orrick’s Global AI Working Group.

Consistently providing strategic advice from a global perspective, he is also actively involved in bribery regulations including FCPA and UKBA, antitrust and competition law, cartel, fraud and compliance investigations.

He also advises in mergers and acquisitions, licensing and other transactional matters.