Jurisdiction - Japan
Baker & McKenzie Welcomes Arbitration Partner Joel Greer To The Tokyo Office.

3 July, 2015


Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise) welcomes, as a new partner,Joel Greer, who joined the Tokyo office as of July 1, 2015. Mr. Greer, a Registered Foreign Lawyer (gaikokuho jimu bengoshi),will be working as a key member of the Dispute Resolution practice group and will focus on international arbitration matters in various sectors, including construction.


Mr. Greer previously worked for another major law firm in Tokyo.  He moved from Washington, D.C. to join that firm  in 2006 to handle international arbitration matters for Japanese multinationals and other major global corporations. He has advised clients in arbitrations seated around the world and conducted under the rules of various arbitral institutions, including the International Chamber of Commerce, and his experience with matters conducted under the rules of the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association is unrivalled. In addition to international arbitration, he assists clients with mediation and complex, multi-jurisdictional litigation.


Dispute resolution continues to be a key area for clients of the Tokyo office, and Mr. Greer’s experience in handling international arbitration and other disputes will enhance the services that the Firm’s overall Dispute Resolution group offers, both domestically and internationally.


Commenting on Mr. Greer’s arrival to the Firm, Baker & McKenzie’s Tokyo office Managing Partner, Jeremy Pitts, stated, “As Japanese corporations expand overseas they are becoming party to an increasing number of disputes many of which can be resolved through arbitration, particularly in emerging markets. Mr. Greer has significant experience with arbitration in a wide range of sectors, assisting domestic and international companies. Mr Greer’s ability to handle complex international arbitration is a natural complement to our outbound corporate and major projects practices and will strengthen our global network of offices in 47 countries around the world”.


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