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.

CLE Credits Available: Y


  • International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution

Charles Adams 合伙人


Charles’s experience spans four decades at the highest levels of international dispute-resolution; he has acted in more than 300 arbitral proceedings under various governing laws and under the rules of almost all arbitral institutions in fora all over the world, most frequently as lead counsel, but also on occasion as chairman or co-arbitrator on tribunals in high-stakes cases.

His experience includes disputes in engineering and construction, energy and infrastructure, mining, transportation, telecommunications, life sciences and biotech, intellectual property and franchising and distribution, among many other fields of commercial or industrial endeavor. He has conducted commercial and investor-state arbitrations under the auspices of ICSID, the ICC, ICDR/AAA, LCIA, DIAC, SCC, SAC and SIAC. Charles also advises on export control regulations and economic sanctions administered by the U.S. and the European Union, including matters relating to customs regulations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, anti-money laundering rules and anti-boycott requirements.

For more than 10 years Charles was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), and he has served on the Board of Advisors of the NGO End Human Trafficking Now and as a guest lecturer at the UN’s International Development Law Organization. Charles frequently appears on Francophone television channels (TF1, LCI, TV5 Monde, Télévision Suisse Romande), as a commentator on political, economic and cultural matters.



  • International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
  • 复杂诉讼与争议解决

Vanessa Liborio 合伙人


Vanessa is “a leading arbitration practitioner…well known for her consistently excellent dispute resolution work” (Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration), and acts as counsel in international arbitration proceedings before the ICC, LCIA, the Swiss Arbitration Centre and other international fora and subject to a variety of procedural and substantive laws (including English, French, Italian, Qatari, New York, Mexican, Swiss and Tunisian law). Vanessa's experience spans a variety of industries including construction, life sciences, food and beverages, financial services, insurance and aviation. Most recently, Vanessa has conducted an arbitration on behalf of a sub-contractor involved in the construction of part of an international airport and was successful in representing a Swiss not-for-profit foundation supporting advanced clinical research in rare pediatric diseases. 

Described by clients as an "excellent" lawyer who delivers "very high-quality legal services" (Legal 500), Vanessa has also represented parties in setting aside proceedings before the Swiss Supreme Court and regularly acts as party-appointed arbitrator, sole arbitrator of chair in arbitrations worldwide.

Vanessa serves as a member of the ICC's Commission on Arbitration & ADR and in addition to her activities in the field of arbitration, Vanessa advises on export control regulations and economic sanctions administered by the U.S., the European Union and Switzerland, including matters relating to customs regulations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, anti-money laundering rules and anti-boycott requirements and 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
  • 复杂诉讼与争议解决
  • Patents
  • Trademark, Copyright & Media
  • 知识产权
  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Antitrust and Competition
  • International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
  • Mass Torts & Product Liability
  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Japan

Shinsuke Yakura 合伙人


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.