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Practice:

  • Arbitrage International & Résolution des litiges

Rory Wheeler Associate Arbitrage International & Résolution des litiges

Paris

Rory V. Wheeler est avocat en arbitrage international au sein du bureau parisien d’Orrick.

Il intervient dans le cadre de litiges commerciaux et en matière d’investissements ou de construction, en particulier dans les secteurs minier et de l’énergie, ainsi que dans les industries aéronautiques et automobiles.

Rory dispose d’une expérience importante dans de nombreuses juridictions et conseille sur des projets internationaux, notamment en Europe et en Afrique. Il a participé dans des procédures arbitrales régies par les règles de la CCI, du SCC, du CIRDI et de la DIAC. Il intervient également en tant que Secrétaire administratif pour des tribunaux d’arbitrage.

Rory a conseillé des industriels de l’aéronautique et de l’automobile, des sociétés pétrolières et gazières ainsi que des États dans la résolution de différends concernant des contrats de joint-venture (usines de production, chaînes de montage, projets miniers, etc.), des allégations d’expropriation et des travaux de construction.

Avant de rejoindre Orrick, Rory Wheeler était collaborateur au sein d’un cabinet d’avocats spécialisé en arbitrage à Paris.

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Practice:

  • Droit du travail & Contentieux

Isabelle Zakine-Rozenberg Associate Droit du travail & Contentieux

Paris

Isabelle Zakine-Rozenberg est avocat en droit social au sein du bureau parisien d’Orrick.

Isabelle conseille des sociétés françaises et internationales dans tous les domaines du droit du travail et du droit pénal français. Elle intervient lors de précontentieux et représente ses clients devant les tribunaux.

Avant de rejoindre Orrick, Isabelle a travaillé au sein du Cabinet Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer pendant 12 ans, et également chez Bélier & Associés.

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Practice:

  • Énergie
  • Infrastructure
  • Droit des sociétés
  • Afrique

Associate Énergie, Infrastructure

Paris

Marie-Elise Dougé est avocat en droit de l'énergie et des infrastructures au sein du bureau parisien d'Orrick.

Avant de rejoindre Orrick en tant que stagiaire puis en tant que collaboratrice, Marie-Elise a été stagiaire au sein des cabinets Clifford Chance, Jeantet et De Pardieu Brocas Maffei.

Marie-Elise a notamment conseillé un grand groupe français concernant l’acquisition de plusieurs infrastructures aéroportuaires dans le cadre d’une opération multijuridictionnelle.

Elle intervient également dans le cadre de mise en place de concessions ainsi que sur des opérations corporate.

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Practice:

  • Contentieux complexes & Résolution des litiges

Associate Contentieux complexes & Résolution des litiges

Paris

Amaury Ginet est avocat en contentieux au sein du bureau parisien d'Orrick.

Amaury Ginet assiste des entreprises françaises et internationales lors de contentieux commerciaux ou ayant trait au droit des sociétés devant les juridictions françaises.

Avant de rejoindre Orrick en qualité de collaborateur, Amaury a effectué un stage d’un an au sein du département contentieux d’Orrick. Amaury a également travaillé au sein du cabinet PDGB Avocats (anciennement BMS’Avocats), à la chambre de la régulation économique de la cour d’appel de Paris, au sein du département juridique de la société Criteo, ainsi qu’au sein du département financier du groupe Capgemini à Londres.

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Practice:

  • Employment Law & Litigation

Stephanie Gail Lee Senior Associate Employment Law & Litigation

Los Angeles

Stephanie helps clients navigate the intricate and rapidly evolving world of employment litigation.

Clients feel at ease knowing that Stephanie will work tirelessly to guide them through wage-and-hour class and representative actions, as well as single-plaintiff litigation involving claims of whistleblower retaliation, fraudulent inducement and breach of contract. Companies, particularly those in employee-friendly states such as California, must contend with an ever-changing array of procedural tools and laws, and rely on Stephanie to serve as a trusted advisor. In addition to legal nuances, the high-profile matters Stephanie handles are further complicated by reputational risk. To deliver a clear path through these complexities, Stephanie works with her team to carefully and creatively balance each case’s dangers, opportunities and impact.

She has managed matters from start to finish and has litigated cases in federal and state courts, as well as before various administrative agencies. She also helps her clients avoid litigation by counseling on wage-and-hour compliance, terminations and severance agreements, non-compete and non-solicitation covenants and employee handbook provisions.

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Practice:

  • Technology Companies Group
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate

Betty L. Louie Partner Technology Companies Group, M&A and Private Equity

Beijing

Betty L. Louie, a partner in Orrick's Beijing office, is a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group. With a particular expertise on Asia outbound investments, Betty has extensive experience in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity, strategic investments and capital markets. She has practiced for more than 20 years on the continents – the United States, Europe and China – on strategic and complex mergers and acquisitions.

She regularly advises Chinese corporations and financial institutions investing and operating outside of China. Since 2012, she has been consistently recognized and ranked in legal industry publications, such as Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific and Milano Finanza. Clients have praised Betty as “highly experienced in helping Chinese companies and investors carry out transactions,” “having a specialist knowledge of the Chinese market” and “offers practical and efficient solutions.”

In addition, Betty also represents a broad range of foreign investors (United States, Middle Eastern, European) in connection with their global investments and acquisitions.

She advises companies in various industries, including energy, technology, financial services, healthcare, medical devices, real estate and advanced manufacturing.

Before relocating to China, Betty practiced in New York for more than 10 years, and also practiced in Italy for close to 10 years. 

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Practice:

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

James Atkin Partner Oil & Gas, Energy

Londres; Tokyo

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:

  • 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

Tokyo

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.

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Practice:

  • Renewable Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Energy
  • Japan

Minako Wakabayashi Partner Renewable Energy, Infrastructure

Tokyo

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:

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

Yuko Inui Of Counsel Renewable Energy, Infrastructure

Tokyo

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:

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

Yoichi Katayama Partner Renewable Energy, Energy

Tokyo

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:

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Government Investigations and Enforcement Actions
  • Merger Review
  • Antitrust/Intellectual Property
  • Antitrust Counseling & Compliance
  • Global Compliance & Regulatory
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Class Action Defense

Alex Okuliar Partner Antitrust & Competition, Government Investigations and Enforcement Actions

Washington, D.C.

Alex is a litigator and former senior DOJ and FTC official representing clients in high-profile deals, investigations, and disputes. He frequently works for leading global companies, including recently Microsoft, Cisco, and Schlumberger, and has been recognized by Chambers USA and Global Competition Review, among others. Who's Who Legal reports that Alex is “a highly skilled competition lawyerapplauded for "his strong knowledge of and experience with the US authorities."

Drawing on his agency experience, Alex regularly appears before federal, state, and foreign authorities in connection with conduct and merger investigations, including the Federal Trade Commission and US Department of Justice. He also advocates for client's interests on numerous competition and consumer protection issues before the agencies. In addition to his agency work, Alex has litigated large antitrust, unfair competition, and consumer protection class actions in federal and state courts around the United States.

From 2012-2015, Alex served as advisor to FTC Commissioner Ohlhausen, counseling her on the agency's numerous investigations, enforcement actions, and policies. He focused heavily on technology and telecommunications-related issues, including big data, the growth of online technology platforms, and the intersection of intellectual property and antitrust. Earlier, from 2010-2012, Alex was a trial attorney at the DOJ Antitrust Division focused on mergers and conduct in the technology and finance sectors. He also worked on dozens of energy, health care and hospital matters while at the FTC and DOJ and continues to practice in those sectors. Before serving in the government, Alex spent ten years in private practice at leading international law firms.

Alex is frequently acknowledged for the quality of his work and client service. Chambers USA has recognized Alex in its ranking of top DC antitrust lawyers (2018, 2019). He was recommended for antitrust litigation defense (2019) and merger control (2017-2019) in Legal 500 and was listed in Who's Who Legal: Future Leaders (2017, 2018) and Who's Who Legal: Competition (2019). He was also individually noted as "excellent" by Global Competition Review in its 2018 ranking of the world's antitrust practices. 

Before law school, Alex co-founded and sold an online technology company.