Hiroki Wakabayashi

Hiroki Wakabayashi
Akasaka K-Tower
2-7, Motoakasaka 1-chome
+81 3 6888 1047


Who's Who Legal Japan - Litigation

Hiroki Wakabayashi is a partner at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune with substantial expertise in dispute resolution, both in cross-border and domestic cases.

In the course of his legal career, Mr Wakabayashi has spent six years as a civil district court judge (from 1996-2002) and more than twenty years as a private practitioner. Employing his extensive legal experience, Mr Wakabayashi has skilfully represented Japanese and non-Japanese financial institutions, audit corporations and business corporations in a wide array of corporate-based disputes including transaction disputes, commercial disputes, professional liability disputes, and labor relation disputes. Furthermore, Mr Wakabayashi also has experience practising in the areas of inheritance and domestic relations.

Mr Wakabayashi is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School (LLM, 1993) and the University of Tokyo (LLB, 1987), and is admitted as a lawyer in Japan and the State of New York. Since 2016, in addition to practising law, Mr Wakabayashi has taught the methodology of the study of civil judicial precedents and other classes at the University of Tokyo, School of Law. He also serves as a board member of a major international accounting firm. 

He recently co-authored Consumer litigation involving an international exclusive jurisdiction clause (Jurist.2016) and A judicial sale of a Japanese vessel in a foreign jurisdiction under a corporate reorganization plan approved by a Japanese court (NBL Vd. No.1060 October 2015) and contributed to Compendium on Multi-Tiered Dispute Resolution Clauses (International Bar Association website January 2016).

WWL says: Hiroki Wakabayashi receives acclaim from commentators for his top-tier dispute resolution practice.

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