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Michael MROCZEK

Michael MROCZEK

Education

2002 University of Basel (LL.B.)
2005 University of Basel (LL.M.)
2013 Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia
(LL.M. in U.S. Law)

Professional Admissions

2008 Admission to Swiss Bar
2013 Registered EU Lawyer in Poland
2014 Registered Foreign Lawyer in Japan

Practice Areas

International Arbitration
Corporate Law
Commercial Transactions
Employment Law
Immigration Law
FinTech

Professional Experience

2006 Tax and Expropriation Court, Liestal (Switzerland)
2007 Law Firm, Basel-Landschaft, Muttenz (Switzerland)
2009 – 2015 Stach Rechtsanwälte AG, St. Gallen and Zürich (Switzerland)
2013 – present Okuno & Partners, Tokyo (Japan)
2015 – 2019 President of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan
2015 – 2018 Lecturer at Rikkyo University (Introduction to International Arbitration), Tokyo (Japan)
2015 – present Member of the Board of Governors of the European Business Council in Japan (EBC)
2016 – present Lecturer at The University of Tokyo (Japan)
2019 – present Chairman of the European Business Council in Japan

Professional Affiliations

Swiss Bar Association
Bar Association of the Canton of St.Gallen, Switzerland
Swiss Notaries Association
Registered as EU Lawyer with the District Council of the Bar in Warsaw, Poland
Tokyo Bar Association
Japan Federation of Bar Associations
Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Japan
Polish Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Japan
Japan Association of Arbitrators
International Bar Association (IBA)
European Business Council, Japan

Languages

German, English, Polish, French, and Italian

Presentations and Speeches

How to Insure Permissibility of Advocates & Arbitrators chosen for Arbitration in Japan, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Tokyo, February 2018
The Termination of Agency Contracts and Distributorship Contracts in Switzerland, Japanese Council on International Trade Law, Tokyo, December 2017
Selection of Arbitrators, YJAA-AFIA , Tokyo, September 2017
Law and Business in Japan (Executive M.B.L. – HSG program), Waseda University, Tokyo, August 2017
Starting your business in Japan – selected legal aspects and practical advices, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo, April 2016
International Business Dispute Resolution, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, July 2015
Swiss Constitutional Law, Keio Law School, Tokyo, May 2015
Procedures for Registering Foreign Affiliated Companies, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo, February 2015
Alternative Dispute Resolution with a particular focus on international arbitration, Tokyo Bar Association, Tokyo, November 2014
Five practical issues every company should know about international arbitration, Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan, Osaka, October 2014
Five practical issues every company should know about international arbitration, Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan, Osaka, October 2014
Five practical issues every company should know about international arbitration, Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan, Tokyo, June 2014
International Commercial Arbitration in Switzerland, Nagoya University, December 2013
Arbitration in International Business Transactions, International Fashion Center Bldg., Tokyo, November 2013
Swiss Constitutional Law, Keio Law School, Tokyo, May 2013
Purchase of Real Estates in Switzerland by Foreigners, Polish Business Club, Warsaw, February 2011

Press and Publications

EBC Chairman M. Mroczek hands over to PM Abe this year's recommendations from the EU-Japan Business Round Table(European Business Council, Tokyo, September 2019)
High hopes for EPA-related areas(The Japan Times, May 2019)
Dealing with disputes under the EPA(Eurobiz Japan, August 2019)
kokusai chusai handan no irei no koukai(Business Law Journal No. 127, October 2018)
Thoughts on necessary change in Japan(Global Arbitration Review (GAR), May 2018)
ICC award gives rare glimpse into $7bn San Onofre dispute (Arbitration News – Publication of the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division, Vol.23, No.1, February 2018)
Who’s who in the World of Business in Japan (The Japan Times, November 2017)
How Deep is the Pool of Arbitration Specialists in Japan? (LexisNexis, Japan Lawyers Guide 2014/15)
Arbitration in Hong Kong – Is Hong Kong the most convenient seat for arbitration in Asia for Japanese Companies? (in Japanese), (The Lawyers, September 2014)