Hajime Watanabe

Hajime Watanabe
Office:
6F Hibiya Daibiru Building
1-2-2 Uchisaiwai-cho
Chiyoda-ku
100 0011
City:
Tokyo
Country:
Japan
Tel:
+81 3 3596 7303
Fax:
+81 3 3596 7330

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Japan - Intellectual Property

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 nine consecutive years (2010–2018) 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.

WWL says: Hajime Watanabe is "a very well-known litigator" who draws respect from peers for his expertise handling complex cross-border patent disputes.

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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.

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.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Patents which can be purchased from our Shop.

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