Expert resume of Akira Kawamura
Of Counsel at Anderson Mori and Tomotsune
Akira Kawamura is the graduate of the Kyoto University, 1965, and of the Sydney University, LL.M.1979. He was admitted to the Japanese Bar in 1967, and joined the firm of Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (then, Anderson Mori & Rabinowitz). Ha had been once seconded to a law firm in Australia, Allens (then, Allen Allen & Hemsley). He has an extensive general corporate and litigation/arbitration practices with numerous large multinational domestic and foreign clients, specialising in corporate, M&A, international trade, entertainment, publication, energy and real estate law.
He is the Immediate Past President of the International Bar Association (IBA) through 2012 and currently the President of the Japan Arbitrators Association. He is a registered arbitrator of the CIETAC. He has also been active as a Councilor of the Japanese Society of International Law, a member of the Ethics Committee of the Japanese Cancer Association, and a member of the Ethics Commission of the International Association of Athletics Federation. He is a corporate auditor and board member of a number of Japanese companies such as McDonald's Holding Company (Japan), and is also an experienced arbitrator/mediator. In 2012, he was awarded with the decoration of the Order of the Rising Sun by His Majesty, the Emperor of Japan.