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Hajime Watanabe

Hajime Watanabe

STW & Partners6F Hibiya Daibiru Building1-2-2 Uchisaiwai-choTokyoJapan100 0011

Global Leader

Patents 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Hajime Watanabe is "a very well-known litigator". He is held in high regard by peers who "respect him very much" for his deep understanding of trade secret and patent enforcement issues.

Biography

Hajime Watanabe is one of the founding partners of STW & Partners. His main areas of practice are antitrust and competition laws, dispute resolution and intellectual property litigation. He has also assisted a number of clients with antitrust aspects in their commercial transactions and the establishment of compliance structures based on his extensive experience in cases in Japan and other jurisdictions. Peers and clients alike appreciate his commercial mindset, which appeals to business people. He has been recommended as a leading individual by Intellectual Asset Management's IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Professionals for seven consecutive years (2012–2018), as a leading individual in the sector of intellectual property for 10 consecutive years (2010–2019) by Chambers Asia, as a leading lawyer in "ICFM 500 Leading Lawyer" published by the InterContinental Finance Magazine for four consecutive years (2013–2016), as one of the most highly acclaimed legal experts in Japan for dispute resolution by Asialaw Leading Lawyers for six consecutive years (2013–2018).

He obtained an LLB from the University of Tokyo in 1985 and was admitted in Japan to the Daini-Tokyo Bar Association in 1987. He obtained an LLM from the University of Illinois, College of Law, in 1993. Mr Watanabe joined Mori Sogo (now Mori Hamada & Matsumoto) in 1987. He worked at Jenner & Block in Chicago from 1993 to 1995 and at the US Federal Trade Commission in Washington, DC in 1995. In 1994 Mr Watanabe was admitted in Illinois (as a foreign consultant) at the Chicago Bar Association and in New York at the New York Bar Association, and he is a member of the American Bar Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association. He established STW & Partners in 2007.

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Hajime Watanabe is "a star, with a very international practice" according to sources who commend his notable work in IP litigation proceedings.

Biography

Hajime Watanabe is one of the founding partners of Shiomizaka (formerly STW & Partners). His main areas of practice are antitrust and competition laws, dispute resolution and intellectual property litigation. He has also assisted a number of clients with antitrust aspects in their commercial transactions and the establishment of compliance structures based on his extensive experience in cases in Japan and other jurisdictions. Peers and clients alike appreciate his commercial mindset, which appeals to business people. He has been recommended as a leading individual by Intellectual Asset Management's IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Professionals for seven consecutive years (2012–2018), as a leading individual in the sector of intellectual property for nine consecutive years (2010–2019) by Chambers Asia, as a leading lawyer in "ICFM 500 Leading Lawyer" published by the InterContinental Finance Magazine for four consecutive years (2013–2016), as one of the most highly acclaimed legal experts in Japan for dispute resolution by Asialaw Leading Lawyers for six consecutive years (2013–2019).

He obtained an LLB from the University of Tokyo in 1985 and was admitted in Japan to the Daini-Tokyo Bar Association in 1987. He obtained an LLM from the University of Illinois, College of Law, in 1993. Mr Watanabe joined Mori Sogo (now Mori Hamada & Matsumoto) in 1987. He worked at Jenner & Block in Chicago from 1993 to 1995 and at the US Federal Trade Commission in Washington, DC in 1995. In 1994 Mr Watanabe was admitted in Illinois (as a foreign consultant) at the Chicago Bar Association and in New York at the New York Bar Association, and he is a member of the American Bar Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association. He established STW & Partners in 2007.

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