Yasuhei Taniguchi


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Practice Areas

  • Insolvency
  • Arbitration
  • Litigation
EducationKyoto University (LL.B., 1957); Legal Training and Research Institute (1957-1959); University of California at Berkeley (LL.M., 1963); Cornell University (J.S.D., 1964)
Admitted1998, Japan
Memberships Japan Association of Civil Procedure (President, 1992-1995); International Association of Procedural Law (Vice President, 1995-2007); Japan Association of Arbitrators (JAA) (President, 2005-2013); International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) (Council Member, 1990-2010); American Law Institute (1997—); ICC Institute of World Business Law (Council Member, 2004-2008).
LanguagesJapanese, English, French and German
BornKyoto, Japan, December 26, 1934

Professor of Law: Kyoto University, 1959-1998; Teikyo University, Tokyo, 1998-2000; Tokyo Keizai University, Tokyo, 2000-2006; Senshu University Law School, Tokyo, 2006-2009. Visiting Professor of Law: Michigan, Berkeley, Duke, Stanford, Georgetown, Harvard, NYU, Richmond, Hawaii, Santa Clara, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Murdoch and Paris XII Universities. Visiting Researcher: Florence, Harvard, Cologne, Aix-en-Provence. Author of numerous books and articles on Civil Justice, Insolvency, Arbitration, WTO law, etc. in various languages. Public Offices: Chair and Member of Kyoto Labor Relations Commission, 1979-1992; Member of Ministry of Justice's Law Revision Commission for Civil Procedure, 1983-1997; Chair and Member of Kyoto Equal Employment Conciliation Commission, 1989-1996; Chair and Member of WTO Appellate Body, 2000-2007; President of Japan Arbitrations Association 2005-2012, Chair of Financial Transactions Overseeing Committee of the Bank of Japan, 2010—; Judge of Singapore International Commercial Court 2015—.

Reported CasesOrient Leasing Co. Ltd. v. the Ship "Kosei Maru", 94 D.L.R.658 (1978) (at 666).
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Yasuhei Taniguchi

2-2-2 Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-Ku
Tokyo 100-0011

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