Orrick Library Seminar Series: “How to Proceed with Hong Kong and International Arbitration”

Seminar | January.25.2017 | 9:00am - 10:30am (Tokyo Standard Time)

Orrick Tokyo

日本語: 香港を仲裁地とする国際仲裁 - 執行、知的財産、雇用、第三者訴訟融資などに関する実務

How to Proceed with Hong Kong and International Arbitration - Practical Aspects Including Enforcement, Intellectual Property, Employment and Third Party Funding

Orrick’s Tokyo Office Litigation Group is hosting a series of monthly “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, January 25, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am.

This session will be presented by Charles Allen, partner in Orrick's Hong Kong Office who also heads the Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group in Hong Kong. The seminar will focus on Hong Kong’s trends in dispute resolution and arbitration, and the different procedures in international arbitration. It will also be illustrated by a recent court case. 

Our 90-minute seminar will cover the following key topics:

  • Third-party Funding in Hong Kong

  • Intellectual Property Arbitration

  • Employment Arbitration

  • The Recent HK Court of Appeal Decision in Astro:  Enforcement of Foreign Award Where the Award Has Been Set Aside in the Original Seat

This seminar will be presented by video conference. There will be time set aside for questions and answers.

Date: January 25, 2017 (Wednesday) 9:00 am – 10:30 am (Registration 8:45 am)
Place: Orrick Tokyo Law Offices (Map)
Speakers: Charles Allen, Partner, Hong Kong Office
Language: English
Fee: No charge
Registration deadline: January 23, 2017 (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.

CLE Credits Available: Y



  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Life Sciences & HealthTech Sector
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Patents
  • Trademark, Copyright & Media
  • Intellectual Property
  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Mass Torts & Product Liability
  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Japan

Shinsuke Yakura Partner


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.