MoFo Japan Disputes Newsletter – 1st Quarter 2021

26 Feb 2021

Welcome to Morrison & Foerster’s quarterly newsletter on dispute resolution. In this newsletter, we address recent developments in arbitrations, investigations, and commercial and intellectual property litigation that may affect Japanese companies. In this issue we cover:

  • Tips for Mediating by Video Conference
  • Enhancing Efficiency and Transparency: The 2021 ICC Rules Update
  • Steps to Confirming an Arbitration Award
  • Liquidated Damages and Limitation of Liability Clauses: Characteristics and Enforceability
  • Mounting U.S. Sanctions and Chinese Countermeasures Create New Legal and Reputational Risks for Third-Country Businesses
  • Partner Highlight: B. Chen Zhu
  • How to Respond to a Demand Letter by a Non-Practicing Entity
  • Litigating Patent Cases in the Western District of Texas
  • FRCP 30(b)(6) Amendment: Meet & Confer Required
  • Service on Japanese Corporations via U.S. Subsidiaries: A Warning
  • Enforcement of U.S. Judgments Against Japanese Entities

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  • テレビ会議による調停
  • 効率性及び透明性の強化: 2021年のICC規則改正
  • 仲裁判断の確認のための措置
  • Liquidated Damages(予定損害賠償)条項とLimitation of Liability(責任制限)条項
  • 米国の制裁措置とそれに対する中国の対抗措置の増加により第三国企業に新たな法的・風評リスクが発生
  • Partner Highlight: B. Chen Zhu
  • NPEからの警告状に対しての回答方法
  • テキサス州西部地区連邦地方裁判所における特許訴訟
  • 改正連邦民事訴訟規則 第30条(b)(6) 面会協議の義務付け
  • 米国子会社を通じた日本法人への送達に関する留意点 
  • 日本の企業等に対する米国裁判所の判決の執行




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