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Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in Japan and Germany

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Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in Japan and Germany

January 10, 2024
Online,Ho Chi Minh New World Saigon Hotel

Our international arbitration partners Hiroyuki Tezuka and Lars Markert spoke at a workshop titled “Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitration Awards” held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on January 10, 2024.

Hiroyuki Tezuka, who is a host committee member for the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) Annual Conference to be held in Tokyo in April 2024, presented details about the conference. He also addressed new developments in arbitration and mediation in Japan. Lars Markert spoke on the enforcement of arbitral awards in Germany.
This was the first event organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (AmCham) and the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA). The workshop provided an opportunity for legal professionals and in-house counsel to gain a deeper understanding of the processes and challenges associated with dispute resolution by arbitration across Asia and in Vietnam. 


手塚 裕之

Hiroyuki heads our international dispute resolution practice. He specializes in international commercial litigation, arbitration, and mediation. He has represented many international clients, including multi-national manufacturers, banking and securities firms, insurance companies, and news media in disputes involving M&A, antitrust laws, corporate governance, insurance laws, intellectual property, defamation, joint ventures, licensing, construction, and other commercial matters, as well as international bankruptcy. He has been involved in a number of international arbitrations as counsel, sole arbitrator, and co-arbitrator (including chair) before the ICC, JCAA, AAA-ICDR, VIAC, KCAB, and SIAC.
Hiroyuki serves as Vice President of the Japan Association of Arbitrators and as Chief Director of the Japan International Mediation Center in Kyoto, was Vice Chair of the Arbitration Committee of the IBA Legal Practice Division, and was Co-Chair of the Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee at the IPBA from 2016 to 2020. From 2013 to 2016, he taught international arbitration and international dispute resolution at the University of Tokyo, School of Law as a visiting professor. Since 2013, he has been a member of the SIAC’s Court of Arbitration. He is also a member of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC, and since 2018, he has been a Council member of the ICC Institute of World Business Law.


Lars’ practice is focused on commercial and investment arbitration. He has particular expertise in contentious proceedings involving post-M&A, commercial, manufacturing, construction, and distribution matters, in areas such as life sciences, automotive, and energy. Lars also deals with cases involving governments, and has advised foreign investors and sovereign states on issues of foreign direct investment and public international law, including related negotiations and investor-state disputes. He has been involved in more than 50 international arbitrations as counsel and arbitrator under the arbitration rules of institutions such as the ICC, DIS, SAC, NAI, ICDR, KCAB, JCAA, SIAC, and ICSID, as well as under the UNCITRAL Rules.