Orrick Library Seminar Series: International Mock Arbitration and Mediation Event – Screening and Live Comments

The Orrick Library Seminar Series

Seminar | November.08.2018 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm (Tokyo Standard Time)

Orrick Tokyo Office

日本語:Orrick Library Seminar Series: 国際模擬仲裁・調停 - ビデオ上映とライブ解説 

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 Thursday, November 8 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Following the success of the International Mock Arbitration and Mediation Event on May 25 this year, co-hosted by Orrick, the Ministry of Justice (Japan) and The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Japan Chapter (CIArb), we would like to invite you to the screening of one of the filmed scenes featuring the procedural hearing, followed by live comments and discussion on key practical issues by the speakers.

Charles Adams, Global Head of Orrick’s International Arbitration Practice based in Geneva, Charles Allen, partner in Hong Kong office and Vanessa Liborio, partner in Geneva office, will be joining live by video and participate as commentators, giving you the opportunity to answer your questions. Yoshihiro Takatori (Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association), Head of Orrick Japan Practice, will also be guiding through the session and offer additional perspective and explanations in Japanese if needed.

Please click here for the scenario of the case handled during the mock arbitration and mediation event.

Date: Thursday November 8, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (Registration from 5:45 pm)
Place: Orrick Tokyo Law Office (Map)
Speakers: Charles Adams, Charles Allen, Vanessa Liborio and Yoshihiro Takatori
Language: English
Fee: No charge
Registration deadline: November 6 (Tuesday)

* Tokyo Partners, Yoshihiro Takatori (Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association), David Case (Dai-Ni Tokyo Bar Association) and Shinsuke Yakura (Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association) will also 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.



  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

Charles C. Adams Partner International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution


Charles C. Adams, Jr., is the former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Republic of Finland (2015-2017) and Global Co-Head of Orrick's International Arbitration Practice Group based in Geneva.

Charles' experience spans four decades at the highest levels of international dispute resolution, in more than 300 international arbitration proceedings as counsel and chairman or party-arbitrator in arbitral fora all over the world.

Charles also has 10 years’ membership on the Board of Trustees of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC).



  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Vanessa Liborio Partner International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution


Vanessa A. Liborio Garrido de Sousa is a member of the International Arbitration practice group. Her practice focuses on complex, high-value disputes involving major infrastructure construction projects, consortia and joint venture agreements, sales of goods, collateral management agreements, insurance coverage, aviation and consultancy agreements.

Vanessa has acted as counsel in numerous international arbitration proceedings before the International Chamber of Commerce, the London Court of International Arbitration, the Swiss Chambers of Commerce and other international fora and subject to a variety of procedural and substantive laws (including English, French, New York and Swiss law). She has also represented parties in setting aside proceedings before the Swiss Supreme Court, and has acted as an arbitrator in arbitral proceedings.

In addition to her activities in the field of arbitration, Vanessa regularly provides advice to clients on Swiss substantive law, particularly in contract law.

Prior to joining Orrick, Vanessa practiced for Swiss and international firms based in Geneva and Miami.



  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Life Sciences Sector
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Patents
  • Copyright, Trademark & False Advertising
  • Intellectual Property
  • 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 has broad experience 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.