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Executive School of Management, Technology and Law

Law & Business in Japan (Certificate of Advanced Studies in European and International Business Law)

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Tokyo is the largest metropolitan area in the world and the financial, industrial, and commercial center of Japan. It is also the birthplace of high technology, which explains Japan’s key role in the area of intellectual property law. This is a topic of critical importance both for the overall economy and for individual companies. We will also introduce you to various other fields of law ranging from basic Japanese civil law to such specialized areas as competition law, WTO law and investment treaties. Solid knowledge in them is essential when doing business with Japanese firms. Waseda University, our partner, is one of the leading private universities of Asia and the world.

  • Doing Business in Japan from a European and a Japanese Perspective
  • Managing an International Company in Japan: A CEO’s View
  • Basics of the Japanese Business Legal System and the Law in Action
  • Dispute Resolution in International Trade
  • IP Law
  • Competition Law
  • Taxation
  • M&A
  • Doing Business in Japan: The European Perspective

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Markus Gfeller

Markus Gfeller, Swiss citizen, holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration with focus on Marketing and International Banking from Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration (HWZ). In 1986 Markus started a banking career with Credit Suisse in Berne and Zurich wit...

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Yasuyuki Kawabata

Major Fields: Public Law, Tax Law, European Taxation, Financial Accounting Graduate School of International Social Sciences Yokohama National University LL.B. (1982, Kansai University), Master of Laws (1985, Kansai Univerisy), Master of Commerce (1987, Kansai University) 1990-1995 Fulltime Lect...

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Michael Mroczek

Michael Mroczek is a Swiss licensed attorney. He holds a Master of Laws degree from the Basel University (Switzerland) and an LL.M. in US Law from Beasley School of Law at Temple University (Philadelphia, USA). He is admitted as a foreign attorney (gaikokuho-jimu-bengoshi) in Japan, and registere...

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Urs Schöttli

Urs Schöttli studied philosophy at the University of Basel. In 1978 he was appointed Secretary General of the Liberal International, a world-wide federation of liberal and democratic parties, headquartered in London. From 1983 to 1993 he was Executive Vice-President of the Liberal International. ...

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Akio Shimizu

Akio Shimizu is Professor of Law at Waseda University Law School. His research and teaching focus on international trade regulations, international economic law and general issues in public international law. He has extensive practical experience in the World Trade Organization (WTO) as a dispute...

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Takao Suami

Professor Takao Suami is Professor of Law at Waseda Law School in Tokyo where he teaches European Union Law, European Competition Law, Current Developments of Japanese Law, Professional Responsibility and is in charge of the Civil Justice Clinic. He is also Director of the Waseda Law School, Lega...

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Katsuichi Uchida

KATSUICHI UCHIDA is Professor Emeritus of Law at Waseda University. Before retiring from the University in March 2017, he had served as Vice President for International Affairs from 2006 to 2014 and Assistant to the President for Global Affairs to 2017. He holds a B.A. in Law from Waseda Universi...

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Kimitoshi Yabuki

Kimitoshi Yabuki is the managing partner of Yabuki Law Offices, and specialises in international and domestic antitrust and litigation practice. He represents international and domestic clients in IT, IP, electronics, transportation, construction and other manufacturing industries in antitrust an...

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Takamitsu Shigetomi

EDUCATION Osaka University LL.B. 1997 Legal Training and Research Institute of Japan Diploma 1999 University of Washington School of Law IP LL.M. 2003 PRACTICE AREAS Intellectual Property Licensing and Litigation BAR ADMISSIONS Admitted to the bar in Japan 1999 and New York 2005 Admitted as pat...

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Takayuki Kihira

Takayuki Kihira is a corporate/M&A partner with Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, one of the largest Japanese law firms having more than 470 lawyers including approximately 70 foreign lawyers with 4 domestic offices (Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka and Nagoya) and 6 overseas offices (Beijing, Shanghai, Sing...

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