Hiroko Nihei is a litigator specializing in international litigations and arbitrations. She focuses on cross-border dispute resolution matters, including Japanese and US litigations and anti-trust investigations, with a particular emphasis on international commercial arbitrations and contentious intellectual property cases.
She has represented leading Japanese, US, and Asian companies in various and complex arbitration cases concerning international contract disputes under the auspices of the ICC and JCAA.
Hiroko also has experience in litigation ancillary to international arbitrations, including parallel court proceedings and motions to set aside arbitral awards before the Tokyo District Court. Her expertise in intellectual property disputes ranges from defending multinational companies against Internet-related copyright infringement and defamation claims in Japanese courts to acting for Japanese and Asian clients in US patent infringement litigations. She is also a JP domain name dispute panelist for the Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center.