Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu has hired Kazuhiko Yamamoto, professor at Hitotsubashi University Law School, as a special adviser.
Yamamoto was director of the university from April 2019 to March 2021 and will advise on the firm’s civil litigation, restructuring and insolvency practices in Tokyo.
Yamamoto has been involved in civil procedure research and education, serving as a chairman of the Japan Association of the Law of Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution, director for the French-Japanese Law Society and the Japan International Dispute Resolution Center. He is also a member of the Japan Association of Law of Civil Procedure, the Japan Association of Private Law and the Japan Association of the Law of Finance.
Yamamoto also held various positions on the Legislative Council of the Ministry of Justice and served on several of its committees.