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International Mediation Update: Japan

Global, Japan, Singapore - October 30 2020 In recent years, the popularity of mediation as a method of resolving disputes, either as a standalone mechanism or used alongside arbitration, has…

Dominic Sharman, Yoshiaki Muto.

Force Majeure Under Japanese Law

Japan - March 19 2020 In light of recent global events, parties' ability to perform obligations under commercial contracts is being stretched or, in certain cases, made not…

Dominic Sharman, Tatsuhiko Ogata, Yoshiaki Muto.

Class Actions Now Available in Japan: Steps Global Companies Should Take To Address Them

Japan - October 11 2016 On 1 October, a new law came into force introducing class actions in Japan, the Act on Special Measures Concerning Civil Court Proceedings for the…

Kengo Nishigaki, Oliver McEntee, Yoshiaki Muto.

Unveiling of new 2014 JCAA rules

Japan - February 7 2014 In their first amendment since 2004, new JCAA Commercial Arbitration Rules (hereinafter, "Rules") came into effect on February 1, 2014. One of the…

The new class action legislation promulgated in Japan

Japan - January 24 2014 The “Bill on the Special Act on Civil Litigation Procedure for Collective Recovery of Property Damages by Consumers” ‒ a bill which contains the new…

Kengo Nishigaki.