Dispute Resolution in Germany
Part 1: State Court Proceedings vs. Arbitration

The Orrick Library Seminar Series

Seminar | October.06.2020 | 4:00pm - 5:15pm (Tokyo Standard Time)

Webinar - Connection details will be presented upon registration.


Orrick's Global Japan Practice is hosting a series of "Orrick Library" Webinars to explore legal issues in various fields in Japan as well as the United States, Asia and Europe. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, October 6 from 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm.

During our virtual session, we would like to start with a two-part webinar series presented by Sebastian Meul, Counsel in Orrick’s Munich office, focusing on dispute resolution in Germany, including M&A related dispute resolution. 

The first part of the series will provide an introduction to dispute resolution in Germany, covering the following topics:

  • Pro’s and con’s for state court proceedings & arbitration proceedings
  • Course of proceedings before German state courts
  • German Arbitration Association (DIS)
  • Possibility of litigation funding

The session will also touch upon the needs and expectations of Japanese companies on effective dispute resolution as well as the impact COVID-19 on disputes.

Date: Tuesday, October 6, 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Speaker: Sebastian Meul, Counsel, Munich Office
Language: English
Fee: No charge
Registration deadline: October 2 (Friday)

* Tokyo Litigation Partner Shinsuke Yakura (Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association) and Of Counsel Kazuo Isshiki (Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association) will also join and offer additional comments and 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.

CLE Credits Available: Y


  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Life Sciences Sector
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Patents
  • Trademark, Copyright & Media
  • Intellectual Property
  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Antitrust and 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.