US Lawyer (Daini Tokyo Bar Association, District of Colombia Bar Association) Joel Greer

In his 20 years of practice, Joel has represented Asian, European, and North American companies in numerous international arbitration or pre-arbitration matters, including under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce, Japan Commercial Arbitration Association, and London Court of International Arbitration, as well as in international mediation under the rules of the Singapore International Mediation Centre. These matters have concerned disputes arising from licensing agreements, construction contracts, joint venture agreements, and sales and purchase agreements, among others.  More recently, Joel has advised on space law and policy matters, as well as geotechnology issues.

Education

1985
Cornell University (BA)
1988
Princeton University (MA)
2000
Yale Law School (JD)

Experience

2001
Registered with the Massachusetts Bar
2001
Gilbert Heintz and Randolph LLP
2002
Registered with the Washington, D. C. Bar
2003
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
2006
White & Case LLP
2007
Registered with the Daini Tokyo Bar Association
2015
Baker & Mackenzie Law Office
2018
Legal 500 Asia Pacific
2019
Chambers Asia Pacific
2019
Chambers Global
2019
Joined ZeLo Law Firm
2021
The Best Lawyers in Japan 2022 - International Arbitration

Representative work

Represented Asian, European, and North American clients in litigation involving claims regarding distribution contract termination, arbitral award enforcement, and securities law.

Represented Asian, European, and North American companies in numerous international arbitration or pre-arbitration matters, including under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce, Japan Commercial Arbitration Association, and London Court of International Arbitration, as well as in international mediation under the rules of the Singapore International Mediation Centre. These matters have concerned disputes arising from licensing agreements, construction contracts, joint venture agreements, and sales and purchase agreements, among others.

Represented Asian and North American clients in various transactional matters, including conducting contract negotiations and preparing project tender submissions.

Languages

English

Activities

Part-time Lecturer, Business Law Department, Hitotsubashi University

Articles

2021.04.09

Space

Promoting Business Innovation in the Space Sector

At first glance, space development and use may not seem to be a sector for start-up companies. Yet...

2020.11.04

Litigation and Disputes

Arbitration-Related Amendment to Act on Special Measures Concerning the Handling of Legal Services by Foreign Lawyers

 Lately Japan has taken a number of positive steps to boost its international arbitration profile....

2020.08.24

Litigation and Disputes

Japan International Dispute Resolution Center: Advanced Facilities in Osaka and Tokyo for Virtual Arbitration Hearings

 Since 2017 the Japanese government has endeavored to promote international arbitration and other al...

2020.06.30

Litigation and Disputes

Dispute Resolution Clauses in English-Language Contracts: Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards Under the New York Convention~The Basics of Contract in English⑤

 In a prior article, we referred to the limited, exclusive grounds under the New York Convention whe...

2020.04.30

COVID-19

COVID-19 and the Doctrines of Impossibility, Impracticability, and Frustration in English-Language Contracts

 In a previous article on English-language contracts("COVID-19 and Force Majeure Clauses"), we discu...

2020.04.30

Litigation and Disputes

Dispute Resolution Clauses in English-Language Contracts: Common Questions about International Arbitration~The Basics of Contract in English④

 In this article, we discuss questions frequently asked by Japanese and other clients about specifyi...

2020.04.10

COVID-19

COVID-19 and Force Majeure Clauses in English-language Contracts

  The rapid spread of coronavirus disease COVID-19 has had a huge impact on businesses around the wo...

2020.03.25

Litigation and Disputes

Dispute Resolution Clauses in English — Language Contracts: International Commercial Mediation~The Basics of Contract in English③

 In this article, we continue discussing basic but important points to consider when drafting a disp...

2020.02.17

Litigation and Disputes

Dispute Resolution Clauses in English-Language Contracts~The Basics of Contract in English②

 In this article, we discuss basic but important points to consider when drafting a dispute resoluti...

2020.01.24

Litigation and Disputes

English-language Contracts: Introductory Provisions (Preamble and Recitals)~The Basics of Contract in English①

 While English-language contracts generally are not required to adopt a specific format, they often ...

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