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Practice:

  • Renewable Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Energy
  • Project Finance
  • Solar Energy
  • Wind Energy
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Japan

Yuko Inui Of Counsel Renewable Energy, Infrastructure

Tokio

Yuko is a member of the Energy and Infrastructure Group. Her practice mainly focuses on M&A, project financing, and permits and authorizations of renewable energy projects. She also handles real estate transactions, environmental conservation and fintech matters.

As of November 2018, Yuko has conducted legal due diligence for clients on 26 solar projects (total 1244MW) and 24 wind projects (total 233MW) in Japan, including Japan’s largest solar project (235MW) and Japan’s largest wind project (121.6MW).  

Yuko has been appointed as special member of the Environmental Preservation Committee of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations every year since 2006.

In 2019, Yuko was recognized as a Next Generation Lawyer for Japan in Projects and Energy: International Firms and Joint Ventures category by Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

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Practice:

  • 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

Tokio

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. He has also been recognized by the Financial Times as a Top 10 Legal Innovators for Asia-Pacific in 2019.

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.

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Practice:

  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Wind Energy
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Japan
  • Africa

Yoichi Katayama Partner Renewable Energy, Energy

Tokio

Yoichi represents multinational developers and financial institutions in international power, telecommunications and other infrastructure projects.

Prior to joining Orrick, Yoichi served as a general counsel for Tomen Power Corporation. He was also an associate general counsel at Tomen America Inc. in New York.

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Practice:

  • Oil & Gas
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • M&A and Private Equity

James Atkin Partner Oil & Gas, Energy

London; Tokio

James is the global head of Orrick’s Oil & Gas practice and focuses his practice on helping companies with their international energy investments.

Widely recognized as a leading energy lawyer in Tokyo and Band 1 ranked by Chambers Global, James advises clients in the oil and gas sector on transactions in Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Africa and North America, and has extensive experience advising on large-scale oil and gas projects, LNG sales arrangements, and energy-related mergers and acquisitions.

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Practice:

  • Renewable Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Energy
  • Japan

Minako Wakabayashi Partner Renewable Energy, Infrastructure

Tokio

Minako plays a vital role in the rise of Japan’s renewable energy market.

Minako has significant experience advising international and domestic sponsors and developers on complex and innovative projects. She was called upon by the Japanese government in structuring the renewable Feed-in-Tariff scheme in Japan and prepared the government’s model contracts for specific contracts (power purchase contract/interconnection contract), which are a key component of the Feed-in-Tariff scheme in Japan.

Backed by her experience in her prior career as a public prosecutor in Japan, she also serves as a member of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Supervising Committee for Public Bidding (Tokyo-to Nyusatsu Kanshi Iinkai) which advocates public rights to the fairness and adequacy of the public bidding procedures of the government. Minako practiced at Orrick's New York office in 2004-2005.
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Practice:

  • M&A und Private Equity

Dr. Arne Fischer Associate M&A und Private Equity

Düsseldorf

Der Schwerpunkt von Arnes Beratungstätigkeit liegt auf inländischen und grenzüberschreitenden M&A- und Private Equity-Transaktionen.

Er berät nationale und internationale Mandanten in allen Fragen des Gesellschaftsrechts.

Vor seinem Eintritt bei Orrick im Jahr 2018 arbeitete Arne in einer anderen führenden internationalen Anwaltskanzlei und sammelte Erfahrungen im Bereich der internen Untersuchungen. Außerdem war er als wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter und Doktorand an der Fernuniversität Hagen tätig.





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Practice:

  • Kartell– und Wettbewerbsrecht
  • Internationaler Handel & Compliance

Dr. Till Steinvorth Partner Kartell– und Wettbewerbsrecht, Internationaler Handel & Compliance

Düsseldorf; Brüssel

Dr. Till Steinvorth, Partner in unserem Düsseldorfer Büro, ist spezialisiert auf deutsches und europäisches Kartellrecht.

Er verfügt über umfangreiche Erfahrungen in der Fusionskontrolle und in Kartellbußgeldverfahren und vertritt Mandanten regelmäßig vor dem Bundeskartellamt und der Europäischen Kommission. Ein weiterer Schwerpunkt seiner Arbeit liegt im Bereich der kartellrechtlichen Schadensersatzklagen. Derzeit vertritt er einen Süßwarenhersteller bei einer Klage gegen die Mitglieder des „Zuckerkartells“. Hierbei handelt es sich um eine der ersten Klagen in Deutschland, bei der von den beklagten Kartellmitgliedern die Offenlegung von Informationen zur Berechnung der Schadenshöhe verlangt wird.

Daneben berät Till Steinvorth auch zu Compliance-Fragen und zum Außenwirtschaftsrecht, insbesondere zur Investitionsprüfung nach der Außenwirtschaftsverordnung, und er ist Lehrbeauftragter für Kartellrecht an der FOM Hochschule für Oekonomie und Management in Essen.

Das Handelsblatt zählt Till Steinvorth zu „Deutschlands besten Anwälten“ im Kartellrecht (2020). Von der Wirtschaftswoche wird er als einer der „renommiertesten Kartellrechtler“ in Deutschland geführt (2019).

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Practice:

  • Kartell– und Wettbewerbsrecht

Julius H Schradin Associate Kartell– und Wettbewerbsrecht

Düsseldorf

Julius Schradin ist Associate im Düsseldorfer Büro und Mitglied der Praxisgruppe Kartell- und Wettbewerbsrecht.

Julius Schradin berät nationale und internationale Mandanten im deutschen und europäischen Kartellrecht und internationalen Handelsrecht, insbesondere bei der Anmeldung von ausländischen Investitionen in Deutschland, sowie zu Compliance-Themen. Seine juristische Ausbildung absolvierte er unter anderem bei der Generaldirektion Wettbewerb der Europäischen Kommission.

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Practice:

  • Technology Companies Group
  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Cross Border Employment Law Issues
  • Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation
  • Pay Equity

Dr. André Zimmermann, LL.M. Partner Technology Companies Group, Employment Law & Litigation

Düsseldorf; München

Dr. André Zimmermann, a Certified Specialist for Employment Law (Fachanwalt für Arbeitsrecht), heads Orrick’s German Employment Practice. With well more than ten years of international experience, André is well-versed in restructuring and headcount reduction, employment aspects of M&A transactions and employment related litigation with a sector focus on technology companies and multi-jurisdictional and cross-border employment law issues.

André is listed as "frequently recommended" employment law expert by JUVE Handbook of German Commercial Law Firms, editions 2017/2018, 2018/19 and 2019/2020, Germany's leading lawyer ranking, and has been ranked as top employment lawyer by renown German business weekly WirtschaftsWoche 2019. Clients recommend André to JUVE as “straight shooter" and "always refreshingly honest".

Our clients praise André's "creative and efficient style of working" and "a very practical and efficient style of providing advice", referring to him as "extremely responsive and accessible when we have urgent matters" and as "an excellent advocate in court hearings".

André advises companies on a wide range of HR legal matters with a special sector focus on technology companies, including hiring and discrimination concerns, misclassification, multi-jurisdictional and cross-border employment issues, HR data privacy compliance, roll out of employee handbooks and policies, performance management and terminations.  Having long-standing experience in negotiating with works councils and unions in restructuring measures of all kind, a special focus of André's practice is on restructuring, outsourcing and headcount reductions. He is an acknowledged specialist in employing third-party personnel, especially through temporary agency work.

André has thorough knowledge of and genuine passion for the tech industry. Most recently, he has advised leading multinational technology companies such as Pinterest, Flexera, GitHub, Nvidia, Optimizely, Sabre and Splunk on various employment matters.

André is a core member of our global employment law practice consisting of 80 specialized employment lawyers and world leading practices in our offices in the United States, Asia and Europe, offering the highest level of employment advice in all major jurisdictions. Our well-established teamwork across offices ensures international advice in employment law in our clients' cross-border projects.

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Practice:

  • Technology Companies Group
  • Arbeitsrecht & arbeitsrechtlicher Streitvergleich

Louisa Kallhoff Managing Associate Technology Companies Group, Arbeitsrecht & arbeitsrechtlicher Streitvergleich

Düsseldorf

Louisa Kallhoff ist Managing Associate im Düsseldorfer Büro und gehört der Praxisgruppe Arbeitsrecht an. 

Sie berät nationale und internationale Unternehmen in allen Fragen des individuellen und kollektiven Arbeitsrechts. Die Schwerpunkte ihrer Tätigkeit liegen sowohl in der arbeitsrechtlichen Begleitung von Transaktionen und Restrukturierungen, als auch in eigenständigen arbeitsrechtlichen Themen wie beispielsweise Arbeitnehmerüberlassung, Mitbestimmung in Betrieb und Unternehmen oder Anstellungsverträgen von Vorständen und Geschäftsführern. Ferner berät sie nationale und internationale Unternehmen zu laufenden arbeitsrechtlichen Themen.

Louisa Kallhoff verstärkt Orrick seit 2016.

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Practice:

  • Arbeitsrecht & arbeitsrechtlicher Streitvergleich

Marianna Karapetyan Associate Arbeitsrecht & arbeitsrechtlicher Streitvergleich

Düsseldorf

Marianna Karapetyan ist Associate im Düsseldorfer Büro und gehört der Praxisgruppe Arbeitsrecht an.

Sie berät nationale und internationale Unternehmen in allen Fragen des individuellen und kollektiven Arbeitsrechts. Die Schwerpunkte ihrer Tätigkeit liegen sowohl in der arbeitsrechtlichen Begleitung von Transaktionen und Restrukturierungen, als auch in eigenständigen arbeitsrechtlichen Themen wie beispielsweise Arbeitnehmerüberlassung, Mitbestimmung in Betrieb und Unternehmen oder Anstellungsverträgen von Vorständen und Geschäftsführern. Ferner berät sie nationale und internationale Unternehmen zu laufenden arbeitsrechtlichen Themen.


Marianna Karapetyan verstärkt Orrick seit 2019.

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Practice:

  • Cybersecurity & Datenschutz

Dennis Schmidt, LL.M. Associate Cybersecurity & Datenschutz

Düsseldorf

Dennis Schmidt is a member of our Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation practice. He advises clients on data privacy and IT as well as telecommunications and gambling. With a passion for technology Dennis understands the practical as well as legal needs of his clients.

As a privacy advisor, Dennis advises on the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), data privacy contracts, privacy policies and employee data protection. As a telecommunications advisor, Dennis advises companies regarding telecommunication secrecy. He is also familiar with the peculiarities of German gambling law.

Before joining Orrick, Dennis practiced data privacy law at another international law firm. He conducted his legal studies in Duesseldorf and Los Angeles.