Board of Trustees

Yoshihiro Takatori

The Executive Director of the Board of Management

Lawyer (registered both in Japan and New York), Senior Arbitrator of British Arbitrators Association (F.C.I.Arb.), Managing Director of Japan Arbitrators Association

Yoshihiro Takatori specializes in crossborder litigation, arbitration and mediation and is one among a rare few Japanese professionals who have gained qualification as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (F.C.I.Arb.). Mr. Takatori is a leading professional in the field, with his name is included on rosters for various organizations as a mediator and/or arbitrator, including the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the Singapore Mediation Centre, the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB). His work includes advising the Japanese government as well as providing training for judges. Mr. Takatori is the author of numerous publications on a variety of subject areas including intellectual property, antitrust, the FCPA, the UK Bribery Act and various compliance and cybersecurity related topics. Mr. Takatori is also frequently a speaker at seminars as well as international conferences and other events.

Mr. Takatori has received numerous accolades during the course of his career, including being named as one of the 10 most innovative lawyers in the 2019 Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Report; ranked Band 1 as a Dispute Resolution lawyer in Chambers Asia Pacific; as well as being recognized as a leading individual for Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property for Asia Pacific Legal 500.

Mr. Takatori has positions and memberships with various professional associations. Mr. Takatori is a board member Japan Association of Arbitrators; the head of the C.I.Arb. Japan Chapter. Mr. Takatori is also a member of the Private International Law Association of Japan.