Herbert Smith Freehills

Japan

Review

Dispute resolution

Herbert Smith Freehills

Formidable dispute resolution powerhouse Herbert Smith Freehills specialises in acting for Japanese blue-chips, pharmaceutical giants, and technology and energy companies before various institutions including ICC and JCAA. With a vast practice, it acts on most complex and high-profile commercial and regulatory matters across the region. The firm is also frequently involved in anti-corruption and fraud investigations.

David Gilmore is the managing partner at its Tokyo office as well as head of the dispute resolution team. Gilmore has over 20 years of experience in international commercial disputes and is also active in regulatory investigations. Other key figures for international arbitration include Elaine Wong and Emma Kratochvilova.

Work highlights include providing counsel to a confidential corporate in SIAC arbitration proceedings for claims of breaches of warranty under a sale and purchase agreement and breaches of duties under an shareholders’ agreement arising out of an acquisition of an overseas company; and representing a confidential Japanese client in SIAC arbitration proceedings in dispute on issues arising from the construction of a coal-fired power plant in Southeast Asia.