Akihiko Hara

  • Partner at Hibiya Park Law Offices
  • Hibiya Marine Building, 5th Floor, 5-1 Yurakucho 1-Chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan 100-0006
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Author: "Gray Market in the United States," NBL, 1986; "Digital Broadcast and Related Issues Under Copyright Law," Copyright, 2002; "How to Prepare and Review Business Contracts," Shojihomu, 2002; "Glossary of [English] Business Legal Language," Shojihomu, 2004; "Basic Business Legal Terms Japanese-English Dictionary," Shojihomu, 2005; "How to Craft Contracts from Scratch," PHP Kenkyusyo, 2009; "Business Legal English Glossary," Shojihomu, 2013. Co-Author: "Licensing in Foreign and Domestic Operations Vol. 4 - Joint Ventures," Clark Boardman, 1985; "Intellectual Property Protection in Asia," Butterworth Legal Publishers, 1991; "Basics for Law Practitioner," Shojihomu, 2015; "Category-by-Category Attorney Practice Handbook," [Revised Ed.] Gyosei, 2016. Lecturer: NBA Waseda University Business Information Academy, 2004. With: Pennie & Edmonds, New York, 1984-1985; Mori Sogo Law Offices, Tokyo, 1985-1992; Mitsui, Yasuda, Wani & Maeda, Tokyo, 1992-2004. Vice Chairman, Committee on Foreign Law Consultants of The Daini Tokyo Bar, 1991-1993. Member, Committee on Protection of Trade Secrets, 1990-1991 and Committee on International Issues of Intellectual Property, 1991-1992, of MITI. Member, Subcommittee for Legal Affairs of the Japan Football Association (JFA), 1996-2012. Member, Dispute Resolution Chamber of FIFA, 2002-2005. Member, Legal Committee of East Asian Football Federation, 2003-2011. Arbitrator, Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS), 2007-. Statutory Auditor, JFA, 2012-2018. Member, LEGUS International Network of Law Firms, 2012-. Member, Ethics Committee of FIFA 2016-2017. Chairman, the Audit and Compliance Committee of JFA, 2016-2018.

Areas of Practice (8)

  • General Corporate
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Intellectual Property
  • Sports Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • Cross Border Transactions
  • Litigation
  • Dispute Resolution

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
+81-3-5532-8088  Phone
+81-3-5532-8087  Fax
Law School Attended:
The University of Tokyo, LL.B., 1978; Columbia University School of Law, LL.M., 1984
Year of First Admission:
1980, Japan; 1985, New York
Daini Tokyo and New York State Bar Associations.
Japanese and English
Birth Information:
Saga, Japan, October 11, 1952

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Tokyo, Japan

  • Tokyo, Japan
    Hibiya Marine Building , 5th Floor, 5-1 Yurakucho 1-Chome, Chiyoda-ku
    Tokyo,  100-0006

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