ToshiakiTakahashi

Associate

Tokyo + 81.3.6744.1666

Toshiaki Takahashi works on numerous dispute resolution matters involving litigation and international arbitration. In 2016, he gained an order to set aside an arbitral award from the Osaka High Court, which was the second case where a Japanese court set aside an arbitral award under the current Japanese Arbitration Act that went into effect in 2004. In addition, Toshiaki has substantial experience in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts, including construction (EPC) contracts, labor matters, and anticorruption matters.

Toshiaki studied at the National University of Singapore (2016-2017), worked in the Firm's Singapore Office (2017-2018), and continues to provide counsel on matters relating to the Southeast Asia and India regions.

Toshiaki served a secondment at the Japanese arm of a major U.S. retail company, where he handled anticorruption matters, including negotiation of anticorruption clauses with business partners.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Toshiaki worked at a major Japanese news agency as a staff writer, where he covered the massive earthquake that hit Niigata prefecture in 2004.

Experience

  • MassMutual International sells 85.1 percent of MassMutual Japan to Nippon LifeJones Day advised MassMutual International LLC in its sale of 85.1 percent of the shares of MassMutual Japan, MassMutual's wholly-owned life insurance and wealth affiliate, to Nippon Life for JPY104.2 billion (approximately US$955 million).
  • TonenGeneral Sekiyu combines with JX GroupJones Day advised TonenGeneral Sekiyu K.K. in connection with the business integration with JX Group, which forms the largest oil refiner in Japan.
  • DENKA buys Neoprene polychloroprene business of DuPont™Jones Day advised Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (DENKA) in the purchase of the Neoprene polychloroprene business of DuPont™ by Denka Performance Elastomer LLC, a joint venture company owned 70 percent by DENKA and 30 percent by Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
  • Takeda Pharmaceutical undergoes investigation involving alleged misconduct relating to investigator-initiated sponsored study on hypertension medicineJones Day, as a third-party organization, conducted an investigation for Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited in a matter involving alleged misconduct relating to an investigator-initiated sponsored study on its hypertension medicine, known as Candesartan Antihypertensive Survival Evaluation in Japan (CASE-J).
  • Asia based airline obtains settlement in breach of contract lawsuit against Japanese aircraft parts supplierJones Day represented an Asia based airline in a lawsuit filed against a Japanese aircraft parts supplier, seeking compensation of damages caused by the supplier’s failure in delivering its products to the airline.
  • Cabot sells its Supermetals business for $400 millionJones Day advised Cabot Corporation in the $400 million sale of its Supermetals business to Global Advanced Metals.
  • Asia-wide distributor of cosmetics disputes wrongful termination of distributorship agreement with Japanese manufacturerJones Day is representing the distributor of a famous brand of Japanese cosmetics in arbitration proceedings against the Japanese manufacturer for wrongful termination of an exclusive distributorship agreement.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • June 25, 2018
      OCAJI Seminar - Navigating Payment Risks in Southeast Asia
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