Professionals

Masako Yajima is a partner at Nishimura & Asahi belonging to the firm’s international dispute resolution practice group. She has represented many international clients including major Japanese and foreign manufactures, banking and securities firms, insurance companies and news media in dispute resolutions involving antitrust laws, corporate governance, insurance laws, consumer laws, intellectual property, defamation, joint ventures, licensing, construction, finance and other commercial matters as well as international bankurptcy. She was a Vice-chief of the Japan Association of Arbitrators(2005-2007)and an editor of the Japan Financial ADR/Ombusman Study Group(2008-). She is admitted in Japan and New York.
Litigation Best Lawyers(2012-2015)

Recent activities

12/2021

Most nominations at the Asian Legal Business Women in Law Awards 2021

Awards

4/2020

Top attorneys in Japan: Best Lawyers - 2021 edition

Awards

4/2019

Top attorneys in Japan: Best Lawyers - 2020 edition

Awards

Education

2000
Columbia University School of Law (LL.M.)
1992
Keio University (LL.B.)

Professional experience

2020 -
Outside Statutory Auditor, Showa Denko K.K.
2007 -
Professor, Keio Law School
2005 - 2007
Bureau Vice Chief, The Japan Association of Arbitrators
2004 - 2007
Associate Professor, Keio Law School