Orrick Library Seminar Series: Third Party Funding − A New Tool in International Arbitration

Seminar | July.18.2018 | 10:00am - 11:30am (Tokyo Standard Time)

Orrick Tokyo Office

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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, July 18 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.

With the antiquated common law doctrines of maintenance and champerty on their way out in most common law jurisdictions, and a generally permissive landscape available in civil law countries, third party funding is receiving much attention in the Asian region. The regional representative of one of the world’s largest and most experienced third party funders will join us by video from the Hong Kong office to understand more about what funding is, when you might use it and how funding works in practice.

Our 90-minute seminar will cover:

  • What is third party funding?
  • When and why would I use it?
  • What do funders look for when they are assessing cases?
  • How can I secure funding and what will it cost?

There will be time set asides for questions and answers.

Date: July 18 (Wednesday) 10:00 am – 11:30 am (Registration from 9:45 am)
Place: Orrick Tokyo Law Office (Map)
Speakers: Ruth Stackpool-Moore, Managing Director, Asia Dispute Funding Pte Ltd (Exclusive broker to Harbour Litigation Funding)
Language: English and Japanese
Fee: No charge
Registration deadline: July 13 (Friday)

* Tokyo Litigation Partners Yoshihiro Takatori 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



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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.